Wild West


The highlight of this full day tour is the visit to The Badachro Inn, a cosy pub and restaurant located just a few miles south of Gairloch. This trip also takes in some remarkable scenery with visits to the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and the Inverewe Gardens.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Culture, Discovery, Family, Guided Tours, History
    • Activity Level Leisurely
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Wild West.

    This is a superb journey across Scotland from coast to coast. The route takes in the former Victorian spa town, Strathpeffer, the Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree National Nature Reserve, before arriving at The Badachro Inn for lunch. This cosy inn is located on Loch Gairloch, with views of the sea, indoor and outdoor eating areas, a classic British pub and great food. After lunch we visit the Inverewe Botanical Gardens, a world-class collection of flowers, shrubs and trees from all over the world. There are further stops at either the Arctic Convoy Museum or Corrieshalloch Gorge – before returning on the Ullapool to Inverness road.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Pick up and drop off from client accommodation

    Guided full day tour in an executive minibus with 7 passenger seats – water bottles available

    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Food and drink at The Badachro Inn

    Entry cost to the Inverewe Gardens and other attractions

    1. Pick Up Collect clients from Accommodation

      Highland Explorer collect clients from accommodation

    2. Stop 1 Strathpeffer

      A brief stop at Strathpeffer to view The Pavilion and to take a walk in the centre of the town

    3. Stop 2 Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre

      We cross the centre of northern Scotland, via Achnasheen and Kinlochewe. The Beinn Eighe visitor centre tells the story of this unique National Nature Reserve and there is also an option for various walks

    4. Stop 3 Badachro Inn

      Our normal lunch stop in the summer but in autumn we may have lunch at an alternative venue depending on opening times. The Badachro Inn is nestled in a small bay south of Gairloch and has a good selection of fresh seafood, as well as other dishes. It has a special ambience, with a low ceiling bar, a conservatory and an outdoor decking area

    5. Stop 4 Inverewe Gardens

      Diverse and unique botanical gardens set on a peninsular that juts out into Loch Ewe. Full of plants, flowers, shrubs and trees from around the world. An alternative option, if weather is poor, is to visit the Arctic Convoys museum in Aultbea

    6. 5 Corrieshalloch Gorge

      One of the deepest gorges in the UK with a suspension bridge over a 45 metre drop and a viewing platform

    If you wish to do this tour, you will need to reserve a table at The Applecross Inn in advance. If you wish us to book a table for you, we can do so.

    It is quite large, although any continued covid safe measures, will restrict numbers of persons at tables. There are tables inside the pub but much more space and tables in the garden to the front of the Inn, overlooking the sea

    The menu at Applecross Inn is varied – there are many other types of dishes including vegetarian and vegan. Please see their website for full details

    Its a full day tour at about 9 hours. There is so much to see on this trip – not just the great food and beverage but some of the most stunning scenery anywhere in the world

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