The North West of Scotland offers an almost countless choice of things to see and do. Some local attractions are listed below.
Summer Isles Cruises
A boat trip around the Summer Isles offers an amazing opportunity to view wildlife; including seals, numerous seabirds, island scenery, as well as the landscape of Coigach. You may also be lucky enough to spot porpoises, dolphins or even whales.
- The Isabella departs locally, Monday to Saturday, from Old Dornie Pier and is licensed to carry 12 passengers.
- Shearwater Summer Isles Cruises operate from Ullapool Pier and make two cruises per day around the Summer Isles.
Booking is essential for both options.
At Knockan Crag, you can bridge 500 million years of history with your bare hands. Knockan Crag holds the key to an amazing story of colliding continents and scientific intrigue. The low cliff of Knockan exposes rocks that set the scientific world ablaze in the 19th century, with the discovery that a slice of old rock sits on top of much younger ones. To see this for yourself is a short walk along the well made paths from the visitor centre. Complete a circuit along the top of the escarpment for spectacular mountain views.
To find the Bone Caves at Inchnadamph you will take a beautiful walk up a limestone valley. The cave openings which are on a steep slope at the foot of a cliff have been excavated and were found to contain the remains of species such as lynx, reindeer and polar bear which once roamed the area.