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Visitor Attractions in Torridon and Gairloch


Attadale Gardens, near Strathcarron

Attadale Gardens    near Strathcarron

Started by Baron Schroder in the late 19th century, hill paths meandered through 20 acres of conifers and rhododendrons. Totally transformed after the 1980 storms by owner Nicky Macpherson, it is an artist's garden designed to frame the magnificent views of Skye and the surrounding hills. Waterfalls, Monet bridges, meconopsis, bamboo and candelabra primula are reflected in dark pools. Sculpture lurks in unexpected places.

Torridon Sea Tours, Shieldaig

Torridon Sea Tours    Shieldaig

Welcome to Torridon Sea Tours. Experience the breathtaking beauty and spectacular coastline of Loch Torridon and the Hebridean Isle of Rona aboard the impressive, newly built Seaflower. Providing an excellent vantage point for the Torridon mountains, the Seaflower will take you to the wave swept outer loch and the sheltered bays along the inner loch to encounter a diverse range of species. Some of these may include the nearby nesting white-tailed sea eagle, puffin, gannet, great skua, great northern diver, porpoise, dolphin and the grey and common seal.

Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises

Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises

Welcome to Gairloch Marine Life Cruises! We are located in one of the most picturesque areas in Wester Ross on the west coast of the Highlands where you will be spoilt for choice with so much to see and do. Come and join us on our daily boat cruises where you could see Harbour Porpoises, Whales, Grey and Common Seals and Dolphins, plus a huge variety of seabirds including White Tailed Eagles, Golden Eagles, Black-Throated Divers. Visitor centre with hands-on exhibits and wildlife viewing deck.

Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe

Inverewe Gardens    Poolewe

Regarded as one of the world's great gardens, the position of Inverewe could hardly be less promising for an exotic garden - the warm waters of the gulf stream being the sites only natural advantage. Osgood Mackenzie began the garden in 1862, planting a shelter belt, and since then, under the custody of the National Trust for Scotland, the Gardens have expanded enormously and gone from strength to strength and the House is now also open to the public following a 2million restoration in 2016.

Photo ©Anne Burgess, reproduced under this Creative Commons license.

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Housed in a complex of old farm buildings, Gairloch Heritage Museum is a record of life in the area from pre-history to the present day. The award-winning museum was established in 1977 and has much to offer both the casual visitor sheltering from the gentle Wester Ross rain, and the more serious student of history and Highland life. Children and adults will love the working models, quizzes and hands-on activities, while researchers will find rich resources in the library and archives.


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