Applecross is a beautiful Peninsula in the North West Highlands of Scotland.
The tour begins with an epic drive over the legendary Beallach na Ba (The Pass of the Cattle in Scottish Gaelic). Rising to 2054ft from sea level it is the steepest ascent of any road climb in the UK. From the top you will be treated to stunning views of the Isle of Skye to the West and the majestic Torridon mountains to the East.
The road will then wind down to the village of Applecross itself where we can pay a visit to Applecross Photographic Gallery which boasts a stunning collection of images from Scotlands North West coast by Jack Marris. We will then pop into Applecross Aromatics where you will find fine Scottish soaps and natural body products which are handmade in Applecross.
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Award Winning Applecross
Time for lunch! The famous and multi award winning Applecross Inn is the perfect place to stop. With exceptional local seafood and a lovely friendly atmosphere, there is little wonder why its always busy! After Lunch your private tour will resume and its off to the Applecross Heritage Centre where you can learn about the history and heritage of Applecross and its people including St Maelrubha, who started a Monestary at the site in the year 672.
From there we will leave the village and head west along the picturesque coast road towards Shieldaig. Four miles from Applecross is Sands Beach, where, weather permitting, you can walk off your lunch and if you’re feeling fit, attempt to conquer the giant sand dune! As we continue along the coast road you will be treated to breath taking views of the Islands of Raasay, Rona, Skye and as far out as the Outer Hebridean Islands of Lewis and Harris.
Sheildaig Croft Wools & Weavers
We will pay a visit to Croft Wools & Weavers, a great little shop and handweaving workshop where they make scarves, throws, bags and rugs using wool from their own sheep and natural dyes from the area.
The final stop on your private highland tour will be the beautiful fishing village of Shieldaig where we can stop in at Nannys café for a highly recommended coffee before being taken back to your accommodation.
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