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Highlands

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.

Answers

  • 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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