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
Today, I'm whisking you off on an armchair tour of the North West Highlands. It's an area popular with tourists thanks to the North Coast 500 (NC500), but many rush round the route without lingering long enough to fully appreciate what this spectacular corner of Scotland has to offer. I love the NC500 - we… Continue reading North Coast 500 – Things to do in Lochinver (and beyond)
When I picture my perfect escape, I always conjure up a remote corner of Scotland with beautiful beaches, rugged mountains and blissful isolation. A place where worries drift away, leaving the 'real world' far behind. Recently, I found that perfect escape when we spent the weekend at Inver Lodge Hotel in Lochinver. Day one - Lochinver… Continue reading Inver Lodge Hotel – the best of Highland hospitality
It was my birthday recently and Mr G treated me to a long weekend in the far north of Scotland. Hooray for birthdays. Our base was a wonderful beachside hotel in Sutherland near the Caithness border. I adore the far north, and have a particular soft spot for Caithness, so I was delighted to find… Continue reading What’s not to love about Caithness?
Recently I took a trip down memory lane at Hostelling Scotland’s Torridon Youth Hostel. The last time I stayed at one of their hostels I was a fresh-faced teenager attending high school camp. Duran Duran and Wham dominated the music charts, twilight teaser was the only shade of lipstick to be seen in and leg… Continue reading Hostelling Scotland, Torridon Youth Hostel – a trip down memory lane