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Visiting Highlands July 2019 and looking for recommendations where to base, Drumnadrochit, Aviemore and Lochinver have been suggested so really want someone who knows to tell us where is best.


  • I think this will depend a lot on your priorities in terms of what you like to do/see because the Highlands are quite large and varied. How long will you be staying here and what are you hoping to get out of your visit?
  • 'Best' is pretty subjective depending on what you're after. Staying somewhere central like Inverness and Fort William gives you scope to explore while having a central base. As @scothighlands says a timescale would be helpful. 

    Drumnadrochit is a good base too, it's only 90 minutes from the Skye Bridge, 90 minutes from Assynt (Ullapool) and about the same to Glen Coe depending on traffic - which can be hideous on the A82 at peak season! I live in the village and we have a good selection of places to eat and stay. The Benleva Hotel and the Loch Ness Inn are a good standard to stay in and eat at. We also have a backpackers hostel if you're on a budget .
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