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Discover Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland.

Wester Ross, on the north-west coast of Scotland, is a magical land of mountains, lochs and coast. It stretches from beautiful Lochcarron and the¬†Applecross peninsula on its southern edge, through the spectacular mountains and coastline of Torridon, Kinlochewe, Gairloch and Aulbea, and up to the stunning scenery of Dundonnell, Ullapool and Coigach in the North. The quiet roads of Wester Ross form part of Scotland’s North Coast 500 route, and the area is a mecca for walkers and nature lovers.

Visitors to Wester Ross come for its breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, peace and tranquility, outdoor activities, dark skies, crafts and culture, and its delicious natural larder.

Zoom in on the map above and click on the points for highlights to visit, and browse the website to find full details of all the amazing things to see and do, and where to stay and eat in Wester Ross.

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Hostels, Hotels, Self Catering Accommodation & B&B's

It’s a fabulous place to stay, with a huge choice of accommodation for your holiday. For many, getting close to nature by camping on one of our many campsites, is the favoured way to experience Wester Ross in the wild. There are plenty of hostels which provide great value accommodation, especially for single travellers and families. There are a range of hotels, from small family-run to luxury. The classic way to experience the Scottish Highlands is to stay at a B&B (bed & breakfast), where you stay in a local family home to experience Highland hospitality at its very best. There is a choice of unusual accommodation too, with everything from eco-glamping pods to a holiday in a lighthouse.

Throughout Wester Ross, visitors can taste the best of our natural larder, with many established eateries and artisan food producers. The cool, clear, unpolluted waters of our coast yield fabulous fish and shellfish, and game from the hills and moors, locally raised meat and locally grown fruit and vegetables and widely used in our restaurants and cafes.

There are lots of things to do in Wester Ross, apart from just soaking up the amazing scenery of lochs, mountains and coastline. Nature lovers will be in paradise with the seas around Wester Ross providing some of the best whale-watching in Europe, and there is plenty to see on land and in the air too, with native species including the white-tailed sea eagle, pine marten, black throated diver, red squirrel and hundreds of other species. Those who enjoy the outdoors will be spoilt for choice with walking, mountaineering, rock-climbing, mountain biking and kayaking. Wester Ross attracts more than its fair share of artists and crafts people, who are inspired by the beautiful scenery and quality of the light here. Their wares can be found on sale in studios, galleries and markets.

Featured Places to Stay and Enjoy in Wester Ross

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Explore Wester Ross

Explore the stunning scenery, beautiful coastlines, amazing wildlife and dramatic skies of Wester Ross.

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Stay in Wester Ross

From a working lighthouse to a glamping yurt, there is a wide choice of accommodation in Wester Ross.

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Eat in Wester Ross

The natural larder of Wester Ross inspires excellent eateries and purveyors of fine foods.

About Discover Wester Ross

Discover Wester Ross provides comprehensive visitor information for Wester Ross in the North-West Highlands of Scotland.

It’s an independent initiative run by Wester Ross business owners, and receives no grants or public funding.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for the website, please contact us.

We offer a free basic business listing to all Wester Ross businesses, and there are also paid advertising opportunities at great value for money. If you are a Wester Ross business owner please click here for details.

We would like to thank Mark Appleton, Eoghain Maclean, Paul and Denise Compton, Graham Bradshaw, Nick Davies, Ian French, Alan Pottinger, Torridon Activities, Richard Everill and Ingrid Deschryver for kind permission to use their images on these pages.