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Poolewe is a village and port in the north-west Highlands of Scotland, situated 75 miles north-west of Inverness, close to the magnificent Torridon Mountains. Poolewe was once the most important port on the north-west coast of Scotland used by the cattle-drovers from Lewis and Harris taking their cattle to the markets. Poolewe is surrounded by spectacular scenery and is a popular resort for tourists. The village has a church, shops and amenities, a Riverside Park, hotels and campsite over-looking the shore of Loch Ewe. Loch Ewe served as an assembly point during WWII with a range of command posts and gun emplacements. On the west shore stands the War Memorial stone erected in 1999 to commemorate those who lost their lives. Attractions include Inverewe Gardens, which were developed by Botanist Osgood Mackenzie in 1862 with walled gardens and a collection of subtropical plants from all over the world, from eucalyptus trees to rhododendrons. The National Trust of Scotland has a visitor centre on site. There are beautiful sandy beaches at the neighbouring coastal villages, suitable for windsurfing. Gairloch has a Heritage Museum with information on the local archelolgy and geology of the area, there is a Nature Reserve and boat-trips to spot local wildlife including whales, dolphins and seals.


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Gairloch Hotel (4.24 miles)

Gairloch Hotel
Restful, beautiful and brimming with Highland hospitality, the tastefully appointed Gairloch Hotel stands in a superb location. Situated at the centre point of Gairloch Bay, giving wonderful panoramic views out to the Isle of Skye, ... More | visit website
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Old Inn (4.52 miles)

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"Slow down in the West Highlands"Award Winning Highland Inn in magnificent peaceful setting.AA Best Seafood Pub for Scotland 2005/6Abbot Ale Perfect Pub for Scotland 2005/6Where open fires and friendly people ... More

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Wester Ross Retreats (4.61 miles)

Wester Ross Retreats

Welcome to our wide range of self catering holiday cottages and apartments in Wester Ross, a breathtakingly beautiful part of Scotland and home to some of Scotland's, and indeed, Britain's, wildest and most spectacular coastal ... More | visit website


Dundonnell Hotel (The) (15.04 miles)

Dundonnell Hotel (The)
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Set by the shores of Little Loch Broom, midway between Ullapool and Gairloch, the Dundonnell Hotel is one of the leading Hotels in the Highlands. The Hotel enjoys a ... More
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The Torridon (16.56 miles)

The Torridon
Once a grand shooting lodge, built for the first Earl of Lovelace in 1887, the Torridon enjoys one of the most impressive coastal positions in the Scottish Highlands.

The hotel is set amidst 58 acres of ... More | visit website
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Riverside (18.65 miles)

Welcome to Riverside. Discover the breathtaking scenery of the west coast and return to the comfort of Riverside where a warm welcome awaits you. Only 300m from the harbour, Riverside has a central, yet quiet village location, Guests ... More | visit website
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Argyll Hotel (18.71 miles)

Argyll Hotel
The Argyll is a popular small hotel with a restaurant, sociable lounge bar and the only public bar in Ullapool. We are known for our live music and year-round entertainment and offer weekly local music ... More | visit website
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Ferry Boat Inn (18.73 miles)

Ferry Boat Inn
The Ferry Boat Inn is a well established small Ullapool Inn offering a wonderful lochside panorama with our 9 en suite bedrooms, bar and fine restaurant. The Ferry Boat Inn on Shore Street, ... More | visit website
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Morefield Motel (18.73 miles)

Morefield Motel
The Morefield Motel offers motel style accommodation within the fishing village of Ullapool on the North West coast of Scotland. A fully licensed establishment with its own restaurant The Morefield motel provides an excellent base ... More | visit website
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The Brochs of Coigach (20.21 miles)

The Brochs of Coigach
The Brochs of Coigach are a new concept for a luxury holiday in the Highlands of Scotland that combines the advantages of traditional letting properties with an appartment hotel. ScÓl's Broch is the perfect hide-away ... More | visit website

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