Situated in the beautiful North West Highlands, Pool House offers guests magnificent views of expansive lochs, rugged mountains and spectacular sunsets. Those of you arriving by car will experience one of the most scenic routes in the UK, the North Coast 500.back to top
Walking & Mountaineering
Go Further Scotland "offers guided rock climbing, mountaineering and walking services in Wester Ross and the north west".back to top
The Gairloch Trekking Centre has "a great selection of well mannered native horses and ponies to suit all ages and abilities".back to top
Boat Trips & Watersports
For those who fancy spotting for marine wildlife:
Hebridean Whale Cruises - Officially the number one whale watching boat in Scotland. "We operate whale watching and wildlife cruises from Gairloch, on Scotland's spectacular north west coast."
Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises - Come and join us on our daily boat trips between March and October where we monitor and survey Hebridean wildlife. We provide a two hour cruise with a marine biologist looking out for all types of marine wildlife including birds, otters, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and Minke whales. Ian also tells guests the history of the coastline around Gairloch, which many of the visitors love. We take out 12 maximum, which allows movement around the boat to spot all the sites.
Sealife Glass Bottom Boat - "'Sealife' is the only boat cruise to combine looking beneath the waves whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Gairloch Bay."
For the keen fishermen among you:
Shellfish Safaris - "Join local skipper Ian McWhinney on his traditional creel fishing boat in the beautiful setting of Badachro Bay on Scotland's West Coast."
Kerry Sea Angling - "We offer cruises to suit everyone from beginners to experienced anglers, from two-hour family excursions to full-day Giant Skate expeditions."
For those who fancy getting wet:
Ewe Canoe - "Whether it's splashing about in boats or improving your strokes, we can cater for you. Our range of boats cater for all shapes, sizes and ages!"
For sailors among you:
Spirit of June Yacht Charters - "We offer bareboat and skippered yacht chartering and adventure cruises on the west coast of Scotland."back to top
Attadale Gardens - "An artist’s garden designed to frame the magnificent views of Skye and the surrounding hills".
The Kyle line - Travel by train along one of the most scenic lines in the country, running from Inverness, through Achnasheen to Kyle of Lochalsh.back to top
Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve - "We have developed a series of nature trails designed for all abilities and all interests, and our visitor centre illustrates why Beinn Eighe is a special place."
Keen twitchers will love the bird hide available at Inverewe Gardens. The hide is free to use and looks out over Loch Ewe. The perfect place to observe the wide variety of sea birds who frequent this region.back to top
For History Lovers
Gairloch Heritage Museum - "Discover the history, culture and traditions of Wester Ross and the stories of the families who lived here, in our award winning museum." Open Easter to the end of October.
Russian Arctic Convoy Project - Aultbea Exhibition - "Our extensive collection of Arctic convoy artefacts, pictures, photos, models and more will be on display in our new Aultbea venue."
The Poolewe Stone - This Pictish stone lies in the church yard in Poolewe.
Fairy Lochs walk to the B-24 Liberator Bomber crash site - A short walk through wooded countryside up to the crash site of a WWII Liberator bomber.
Rubha Nan Sasan - Cove Battery - "The extensive remains of a Second World War emergency coast battery, built in 1941."back to top
Inverewe Gardens - "this world-famous historic garden is one of Scotland’s most popular botanical attractions".
Gairloch Golf Club - "The 9-hole course set amongst rolling dunes provides an excellent challenge to golfers of all abilities".
The Perfume Studio - "We design and make an original range of perfumes, fragrances, skin creams, toiletries and soaps which are sold in our gift shop." Classified by Visit Scotland as a 5-star Visitor Centre, the Perfumery makes soaps, cremes, and perfumes on site, and the award-winning cafe provides beverages, lunches and home-made cakes.
The Image Studio - "We provide a range of training and mentoring programmes for photographers at all levels". During the summer, courses tend to be 1:1's helping people improve their photography, covering areas such as: use of camera, seeing and composition, editing, and printing.back to top
Gairloch Highland Gathering 2nd July 2016.
Loopallu Music Festival 30th September - 1st October 2016.
Great Wilderness Challenge 13th August 2016.
Ullapool Book Festival 6th - 8th May.
Ullapool Guitar Festival 7th-9th October 2016.
The Shieldaig Fete and Regatta The first Saturday in August
The Loch Ewe WWII Festival May 6-7 2017.back to top