What's near Inverewe Gardens?

Inverewe is only a mile North of the village of Poolewe, and six miles north of Gairloch.  Gairloch has a lovely beach - shopping - hotels - and a variety of water based tour operators working out of the harbour area.

Poolewe is undeniably quieter, but all the more relaxed for that. There's a well stocked village store and post office, and the Poolewe and Poolhouse hotels offer accomodation, along with a number of bed and breakfasts and self catering establishments.

From Poolewe, if you carry along the single track road past the Poolewe Hotel, you will come to Firemore Beach, which is a lovely stretch of sand - flat, wide, and with views Northwards towards the mountains. At the end of the road, there are a number of WW11 remains connected with the fact that Loch Ewe was used as an assembly point for many of the convoys to Russia. If you are interested in this aspect of history, there's a really interesting exhibition during the 2016 summer season from the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum.

Further North from Inverewe, the road rises up towards Aultbea, which is about 6 miles onwards. When descending into Aultbea, there are excellent views out towards the open sea, with the town of Stornoway and the Isle of Lewis just visible on the horizon on clear days. Once more, like Poolewe, there are several B&B / Hotel / Self catering facilities and a village store.

Moving North again (just slightly), there are walks and wildlife information at Laide Wood - this is a community owned woodland which is being brought back to life by local people after suffering serious damage in a hurricane during 2005.


For full details and links to many of the above, look at our web pages for Gairloch and Poolewe . We also have details of accomodation and activity providers for Gairloch, Poolewe, and Aultbea , and Laide.


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A simply beautiful part of the world. I stayed near Gairloch with my family recently, and we'll certainly be back.
Jeff Gilberston, Florida

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