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Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

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Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

Looking for somewhere peaceful and scenic to stay in the Scottish highlands. Somewhere to read a book and go on walks etc, nothing fast paced. Towns/hotels whatever, I don't mind just suggestions please :)

Edited: 16 July 2013, 20:23
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1. Re: Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

Oban. A great little town served by ferries to local, quiet islands. Visited there two years ago and loved it. Also consider Fort William. From there, you can catch the train along probably the most scenic rail-route in the UK to the beautiful quiet fishing village Of Mallaigh. Only about an hours journey. I'm afraid I cannot recommend any hotels as we stayed in our Motorhome.

Edited: 16 July 2013, 20:59
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2. Re: Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

If you're looking for somewhere very quiet, with stunning scenery, I suggest that you go to Lairg. Lairg is a small village in the North Highlands and has the great advantage of a three times per day train service on the Inverness-Wick line (the "Far North Line").

Note that the postal address of Lairg covers a vast area, so if travelling by train it would be worth checking how far a B&B or hotel would be from Lairg village and railway station. See: tripadvisor.co.uk/Tourism-g635690-Lairg_Cait…

Edited: 16 July 2013, 21:32
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3. Re: Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

Croft 103. Google it and be astonished.

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4. Re: Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

Good suggestions so far but I have to say that I would not want to base myself in either Fort William or Mallaig. Surely there are more attractive places than those two. But all the other places mentioned are interesting. A pretty little town is Dornoch and there is holiday accommodation near there on the edge of Loch Fleet.

I am sure you are going to be spoilt for choice before long.

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5. Re: Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

Yes, Dornoch is a really lovely little town in lovely surroundings, I'd like to go back.

Durness, in the very north is very small, nice and very remote.

You can walk, or take the ferry + bus, to Cape Wrath, or just enjoy the surroundings and look at the sea.

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6. Re: Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

Grantown on Spey - enough of a town to give you amenities - beautiful walks, scenery and I know the PERFECT PLACE to sit down by the river with a book.

check out undiscoveredscotlandgrantownonspey

Sorry - on a different computer because I am on Skye and its dull and rainy!!

Woody x

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7. Re: Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

Lochinver. Or if you also fancy some beach time, Gairloch.

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8. Re: Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

Croft 103 is £1400 a week, and no short breaks - ouch.

Edited: 01 August 2013, 11:55
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9. Re: Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

Tomich springs to mind - friends of ours from England go there and love it its got fantastic walks around it and perfect for relaxing I'm sure there are lodges there and a wee hotel

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10. Re: Looking for somewhere peaceful in the Scottish Highlands?

Self-catering? A week or longer or shorter?

There are plenty sites which can help you, like

www.wildernesscottages.co.uk/‎

www.unique-cottages.co.uk/‎