"Becoming a Highland Resort" Gairloch by RhineRoll

Gairloch Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 35 photos

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.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice Beach, great backdrop, good views over to Skye
  • Cons:Midges in Summer
  • In a nutshell:Come in May -- No Need To Run Away :-)
  • Last visit to Gairloch: May 2002
  • Intro Updated Feb 4, 2005
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  • Bigs's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2008 at 1:12 AM

    Im Leuchtturm gibt es keine Scones mehr, das Tearoom ist nicht mehr geöffnet. Aber dort wohnen ist ein Traum bei gutem Wetter und im Sommer. Sind vier Nächte geblieben bei Fran und Chris und ihren Hühnern

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2007 at 8:21 AM

    another interesting place .

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2006 at 4:38 AM

    So many places to discover in Scotland. Very scenic.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2005 at 1:53 AM

    Interesting stuff, weird colours in some of the pics. Thank you for sharing.

  • Feb 5, 2005 at 9:27 AM

    Rua Rei -- Rubha Reidh?? Can we have the phonetic spelling please? :)))

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