Highlands

Top things to do in Achmelvich: hostelling on the NC500

In my last blog I shared the highlights of our stay at Ullapool Youth Hostel with you. After leaving Ullapool we headed further north to stay at Hostelling Scotland's award winning Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel near Lochinver. The hostel is located beside Achmelvich Bay, one of Scotland's most stunning beaches and a popular stop on the… Continue reading Top things to do in Achmelvich: hostelling on the NC500

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Top things to do in Ullapool: hostelling on the NC500

We recently spent two nights at Hostelling Scotland's Ullapool Youth Hostel which is located on the popular North Coast 500 (NC500) touring route. Ullapool is a vibrant harbour town with a good selection of independent shops and eateries. Yet, a stone's throw away from Ullapool you'll find some of Scotland's most sparsely populated and rugged places.… Continue reading Top things to do in Ullapool: hostelling on the NC500

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Discover Loch Ness off the beaten track: Whitebridge Hotel

We recently returned to the Whitebridge Hotel Loch Ness for a short break. Back in December we spent a cosy winter weekend there cooried by the fire, listening to vintage vinyls and drinking hot mulled cider. It was blissful. The Whitebridge Hotel stands beside one of General Wade's famous old military roads in a quiet corner of Loch Ness… Continue reading Discover Loch Ness off the beaten track: Whitebridge Hotel

Highlands

Torridon Youth Hostel: Hostelling in the Scottish Highlands

In my last blog I featured a family break at Hostelling Scotland’s Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel. This time I’m sharing another of their fabulous Wester Ross hostels - Torridon Youth Hostel. Mr G, the boy and I spent a weekend there after our Gairloch gathering. Torridon was the first Hostelling Scotland accommodation we stayed at together… Continue reading Torridon Youth Hostel: Hostelling in the Scottish Highlands

Highlands, Scotland

Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel: six go hostelling in Gairloch

Hostelling Scotland recently invited us to discover the delights of exclusive hostel hire at their Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel in Wester Ross. It sounded like the perfect opportunity for Mr G and I to spend quality time with my daughters Abbie & Murrean (pronounced Murrin, but answers to Mo and Muzzer) and their boyfriends Stephen &… Continue reading Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel: six go hostelling in Gairloch