Gairloch Hotel

Gairloch, Wester Ross, Gairloch, IV21 2BL, United Kingdom
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I wanna marry a lighthouse keeper....

by Bigs

"...somewhere by the sea!"

Spent four nights at the Rua Reidh Lighthouse, which is at the end of a very lonesome peninsula 13 miles away from Gairloch. This has been the best place we have stayed in in Scotland and I wished to stay forever...well ok, maybe just for the summer. I think life is really hard here in winter. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed every minute here.
Chris and Fran make you feel like its your home away from home. Will definately come back here.

"Gairloch Beach"

Gairloch itself is a little resort which is seperated in three parts mainly. here you can see the beuatiful water of Gairloch beach. Too bad it was only 15 °C air temperature. Otherwise we would have dipped a toe into the caribean like water I think....

The beach has been very empty in June...

"Ben Eighe National Park"

Gairloch and surroundings is a good starting point to go hiking in the Ben Eighe region. Ithas such useful things as two supermarkets, a post office and last but not least a petrol station (which is closed on sundays though). Gairloch Hotel is the biggest accomodation in town. But you will also find some B&Bs. Gairloch is also home of many marine day trip organisations. I have seen a seal in the harbour when been to the port. If you like to do whalewatching or dolphin spotting there are several organisations for a cruise.... Maybe I will do it next time, would love to see a whale once in my life......


The menu at the Melvaig InnThe menu at the Melvaig Inn

Chicken house by lighthouse.Chicken house by lighthouse.

Views of Skye from  lighthouse at Rhuba ReidhViews of Skye from lighthouse at Rhuba Reidh

Beach toad at MelvaigBeach toad at Melvaig

Travel Tips for Gairloch

Becoming a Highland Resort

by RhineRoll

Once little more than clutters of cottages strung out along the shores of Loch Gairloch, the village today is more and more turning into a popular resort. There are good reasons for this: Gairloch has a decent tourist infrastructure, including several hotels, numerous b&bs, a golf course, a holiday centre, nice beaches and a wonderful moutain backdrop (the Torridons).

Rua Rei -- Rubha Reidh -- several other spellings are used -- is a really exponated spot sticking out towards Skye and the Western Isles like a stretched finger. Wonderful walking here. The lighthouse has been turned into a well-known outdoor activity centre including a nice tearoom with great home-baked scones on offer :-)

The road from Gairloch to Poolewe leads acrouss high ground with gorgeous views towards the first outposts of the Torridon mountains.


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