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Applecross Inn, Shore Street, Applecross IV54 8LR, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Applecross (Gaelic A’ Chomraich meaning ‘the sanctuary’)
Remote village on the Inner Sound on the west side of the peninsula between Loch Kishorn and Loch Torridon. In AD 673 St Maelrubha founded a monastery here, the only traces of which are a cross-slab by the churchyard gate and some fragments in the church.

The Applecross peninsula, which belonged to the Mackenzies, had no road until the late 18th century,
when one was built from Kishorn over the Bealach na Ba
(‘Pass of the Cattle’); its summit at 2,053 feet makes it one of the highest roads in Scotland, involving steep zigzag turns. Another road around the north of the peninsula to Shieldaig was completed in 1976.

 

The Magic of Wester Ross and Skye Formed of ancient sediments and volcanic outpourings, then sculpted by ice into a mosaic of mountain, loch and sea, the landscape of the region is as weird as it is wonderful. Blessed with a climate where moisture and light combine with infinite variety and contrast, this is paradise for the dedicated photographer. The heart of the North-West Highlands, Wester Ross encompasses the open hill country of Kintail, the exquisite beauties of Lochalsh and Plockton, the bold peninsula of Applecross, the mountain castles of Torridon and the extensive coastal fringe with its remote headlands, sandy beaches and scattered settlements. The region terminates in the gaunt hills of Coigach and the bristly ridge of Stac Pollaidh. Ever-present in its seaward views, the Isle of Skye has a romantic attachment for people throughout the world, captivated by its colourful history and desolate beauty.

If you would like to Tour Applecross on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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