I heard about the Applecross Inn from a customer who highly recommended it, and as I and my wife love travelling to Scotland I decided to book a couple of nights here as a surprise for our Anniversary, Valentines, and Birthday present :)
She didn't know where we were going till we passed Eilean Donan castle which made alot of fun to keep her guessing, it was very cold when we went, -10 on Rannoch Moor and snow everywhere, even better up Applecross pass also know as Belach Na Ba, the highest pass in Britain, some cracking views up there :)
A lovely warm welcome on arrival, and the room was perfect, nice and cosy with a great view across the bay. I had smuggled a cake along in the car so I sneaked that in and it was hidden safely in the kitchen at the Inn ready for later. We enjoyed a cracking meal that night, trying out the award winning seafood menu, followed by the surprise birthday cake that I had smuggled in with us, the land lady did offer to sing happy birthday when it was brought out but I though it best to save my wife the embarrassment hehe.
Next morning it had snowed overnight, and as we were planning on a road trip to Inverness we were worried that we wouldn't make it back over the pass, we were reassured by the land lady that it would only be a localised snow shower and that we would make it over the pass, so we set off to the top following the road snow markers up to the top of the pass. Once we reached the top we found a snow plough just finished a brew, he told us the other side was clear now, and that he was about to clear the road down into Applecross! Excellent :)
We had a very pleasant stay and did try to return this year in April but unfortunately it was fully booked which didn't surprise me :)
We will return one, and we look forward to that day.
This review is based on our visit in February 2010.
- Also Known As:
- Applecross Hotel Applecross
- Applecross Inn Scotland