Alltbeithe YHA is situated at the head of Glen Affric, one of Scotland's most picturesque glens. It can only be reached on foot (and finding it requires map and compass skills) but this hostel offers a unique experience in the heart of the mountains. Click through to the YHA site for details of facilities. The hostel is visited on our Glen Lichd/Bealach Sgairne circuit.
Small and intimate Ratagan Youth Hostel has a beautiful lochside location with an enviable view towards the Five Sisters of Kintail from the sitting room. Otters, seals and porpoises can be seen from the garden.
There are low level scrambles and ridge walks all within a short distance of the youth hostel. The garden is ideal for launching kayaks for a paddle in Loch Duich and world famous Eilean Donan Castle is only eight miles away. Although surrounded by mountains, lochs and forests the hostel is just off the main road, with a bus stop only 1.5 miles away making it easily accessible.
The Kintail Lodge Hotel situated in a stunning location off the A87 road to Skye at the foot of the Five Sisters of Kintail, has two bunkhouses perfect for walkers, climbers, fishermen etc.
The Wee Bunkhouse is a cosy room with bunks to sleep 6 people dormitory-style. The Trekkers' Lodge offers a degree of privacy, having 2 twin rooms and 2 single rooms, each with their own washbasin and central heating. Both have snack kitchens, showers and toilets. The traditional Kintail Pub, attached to the Hotel, is an ideal place to meet the locals and sample local ales and malts. The Pub food is all home cooked serving good fish & chips, steak pies, mussels, prawns, scallops and venison. The Pub also hosts occasional music nights and events.
Willie and Sheena Nicolson offer you a warm Gaelic welcome to their small farm set in a beautiful "lost" valley in the Highlands of Scotland.
The Hill Walker's Bothy has basic accommodation with one double bedroom and an upstairs "open plan" bedroom sleeping four. Heating is by electric panel heaters and is not included in rent.