Eat, Explore and Experience

Link and Suggestions

Below are a few suggestions to help you get started exploring the area in and around Lochinver. Lochinver
is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. A few miles northeast is
Loch Assynt which is the source of the River Inver which flows into Loch Inver at the village. Lochinver is
a great place to stay while exploring the North Coast 500 (NC500).

What To Do

Unparalleled opportunity!

What To See

Some area activities we enjoy.

Where To Eat

A few to get you started.


Photograph some of Scotland’s Assynt districts spectacular scenery, from its lochs to its peaks, and its beaches to its castles. And, do not forget the wildlife. While you travel the North Coast 500 (NC 500)  enjoy one of the most photogenic places in the world.

Bird Watching

Scotland’s Assynt disctrict is a breathtaking destination for birders, with an abundance of species. Wild locations are prevalent, particularly in the north west, a gratifying place to visit.

Salmon Fishing

“Assynt is a truly world-class fishing destination, with some of the finest native Wild Brown Trout fishing in Europe, if not the world. There are literally hundreds of idyllic, unspoiled hill lochs where you can feel like the first person to ever wet a line as well as a surprising amount of wonderful roadside and easily accessible water to explore. Some of these waters also have migratory Sea Trout and Salmon passing through them”

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A Breathtaking Waterfall

Hike to the Falls of Kirkaig. A scenic water fall on the River Kirkaig. To reach the Falls of Kirkaig take the Inverkirkaig road (the road Cruachan Holiday Home driveway is on) and head south from Lochinver. Park at the parking area just before the bridge over the river.

A Majestic Forest

Walk the well-maintained paths of the Culag Woods. Follow to the quiet cove White Shore and have a picnic. Then continue to the Viewpoint and enjoy a panoramic view of the villiage of Lochinver and Suilven.

Stunning River Views

Hike along the River Inver and immerse your self in peaceful nature surrounded by raw beauty.

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Lochinver Larder

Lochinver Larder is situated in the village of Lochinver on the estuary of the river Inver. “All our food is freshly made on the premises from the best Scottish ingredients wherever possible.”


An Cala Cafe

“Our speciality at An Cala is home-cooked, freshly prepared good honest cooking. We offer breakfasts for residents and non residents as well as lunch, afternoon tea and evening meals. As well as our regular menu we have a daily specials board and with us being right next to the harbour, you can always be assured of amazing seafood. If you are looking for something a little lighter, our home baking goes down a treat with a cuppa in the afternoon.”

Kylesku Hotel

“We have received a number of awards for our food, most recently from the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards where we were given the “Informal Restaurant Hotel of the year” for the Highlands region. We have a passion for food and especially seafood. We are very fortunate to have such a rich larder on our doorstep and are determined to make the most of it. We work hand-in-hand with our suppliers to provide high quality, fresh, local ingredients.”

Get in Touch

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Contact us by Phone

We are available by phone at  +44 (0)1571-608227.

Visit us in Person

If you are in the area and would like to stop by and look around we welcome you. Please make arrangements in advance as to respect the privacy of other guests while they enjoy there stay at Cruachan Holiday Home.