Located North of Ullapool and south of Sutherland, Assynt is one of Scotland's most beautiful parishes; it, along with neighboring Coigach, has been named one of Scotland's 40 National Scenic Areas. The area is sparsely populated, with only around 1000 people living within it. Still, it is commonly visited by people looking for a more natural break, with outdoor activities such as mountain climbing and kayaking being common. The area is famous for stunning mountains, beautiful glens, and vast lochs, making it a fantastic backdrop for the North Coast 500 and a perfect place for a more outdoor break.
The Mash Tun
The Mash Tun, Aberlour, in the heart of the whisky trail, is an ideal place to sample some of the best whiskies that Speyside has to offer whilst enjoying a great view of the Spey.
The 4 star Polochar Inn stands in a beautiful location at the South West tip of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. It is the perfect base to discover our lovely Island.
Things to do in Assynt
On the Shores of Loch Assynt lies the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, built in the 15th century Ardvreck Castle was once the home of the Macleods of Assynt. The castle today is a ruin but is amongst some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery, with the dazzling blue Loch Assynt on one side and some of Sutherland's Beautiful Mountains on the other.