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Applecross: A remote but popular visitor destination in Scotland's Western Highlands

Mountains of Isle of Skye viewed from Applecross

This evening, I am posting information on the remote coastal village of Applecross in Wester Ross which in turn forms part of the Western Highlands.

Getting to Applecross (by road) is part of the experience, entailing challenging drives along single track routes, either the winding coast road from Shieldaig, to the north on Loch Torridon, with great views all the way or the Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle). Latter road is one of the highest in Britain, reaching 2,053 ft, and heads into the clouds on Alpine hairpin bends. The Bealach na Ba is not cleared of snow and ice during winter.

Here is a video clip of a trip along Bealach na Ba.

Applecross faces west with the islands of Raasay and Rona interposed between the mainland and the rugged mountains of the Isle of Skye in the distance.

Applecross Inn (pub)

More information on Applecross:
  • The name is derived from Gaelic and means ‘confluence’.
  • At Applecross can be found various accommodations including B&Bs, an Inn with a brewery and a photo gallery.

Applecross Pale Ale (beer)


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