The Torridon Experience
West coast Scotland, United Kingdom
At a Glance
An 18-bedroom country house hotel located in the remote north-west corner of the Highlands
Fantastic food on offer using locally-sourced ingredients
Luxurious Rooms with fantastic highland views
Array of activities to see this part of Scotland by day
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It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.
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The Torridon is a luxury Scottish country house hotel located in one of the most spectacular corners of Scotland. Offering fantastic food and an array of activities to you get out and about, the Torridon is the quintessential Scottish Highland retreat.
The Torridon is located in 58 acres of parkland at the foot of Liathach and the shores of Loch Torridon on Scotland's north-west coast. You can easily access it from Inverness to the east, or Fort William and Skye to the south (you can stop at Eilean Donan Castle en route). The views are spell-binding, and this area of the Highlands simply has it all - its isolated location is in itself its major draw, far away from the madding crowd and having this little patch of Scotland all to yourself. That said, the hotel is also wonderfully run and extremely comfortable, focusing on attentive personal service to ensure all those little touches exceed your expectations (for instance we love the hot-water bottles put in the beds whilst you are at dinner).
The hotel itself is sublime, blending old-world Scottish charm with a modern flare. There are just 18 bedrooms, all with amazing views, each one cleverly furnished with vibrant colors set against traditional fixtures and fittings. Expect free-standing roll top bathtubs in classic Victorian-style bathrooms, luxury Egyptian cottons, and modern iPod docking stations.
The Torridon prides itself on its fantastic culinary offering. Sit down to a gourmet 5-course dinner in the evening using the freshest of ingredients (amazing after a good walk in the Highlands). They use beef from their own Highland cattle and fish caught from the Loch Torridon. Vegetables are grown in their own kitchen garden and its all brought together by David Barnett, their superb Head Chef, with immense skill and execution.
Getting out and about by day is what the Torridon is all about, and from walks, clay pigeon shooting, sea kayaking, canoeing and biking there is much on offer to ensure you make the most of this amazing corner of Scotland. Breath in the Scottish air and just let your jaw-drop at just how beautiful this corner of the world actually is.
There is also the Torridon Inn located within the grounds where you can pop along to for a local beer and traditional Scottish food.
All of The Torridon's 18 luxurious rooms are en-suite, have incredible views and Egyptian cotton covered King-size beds. All rooms have Victorian-style bathrooms (some have free-standing baths), satellite television, WiFi, radio, ipod docking stations, tea and coffee making facilities, Tunnocks teacakes and sparkling and still water. Fine furnishings fill the spacious bedrooms whilst bedrooms offer fluffy towels, bathrobes and luxury Temple Spa amenities. There is also a disabled bedroom with shower. Master bedrooms are the largest room category before Master suite and the 1887 suite.
These rooms really are classic, offering subtle luxury with contemporary furnishings and views of the side of the house. One of these rooms can be made up as a twin bedroom and is located on the ground floor so suitable for disabled access.
More spacious than classic rooms, these rooms have large beds and views of The Torridon's grounds. Four of these rooms can be made up as twin bedded rooms.
Large beds and luxury bathrooms feature in these rooms. Incredible views of the mountains and grounds are offered from all and one of these rooms can be converted to a twin bedded room whilst another has a well-positioned bath within the bedroom from the comfort of which, guests can enjoy mountain views.
The finest bedrooms at The Torridon, Master rooms are beautifully designed offering luxury and comfort with spectacular views and roll-top baths. Two of these rooms can also be made up as twin bedded rooms.
The Master Suite at The Torridon is a wonderful retreat designed to maximize comfort and luxury with double bath, ground floor location and wonderful views from the sitting room across the loch and mountains. There is also the added feature of private dining and option of twin beds.
The newest room category at The Torridon, the 1887 Suite is named after the year the building was first erected and is the most luxurious residence with Victorian touches and modern luxury amenities.
Located in 58 acres of beautiful parkland and at the end of a spectacular loch, The Torridon's located in idyllic surroundings. The 1887 restaurant offer an impressive menu prepared by chef David Barnett often using fruit and vegetables from the gardens and animals raised at the Torridon Farm. The hotel also has a whisky bar stocking over 350 varieties of malt whisky, available for tasting and has a list of teas available for Afternoon Tea.
There is much to do in this beautiful corner of the Scottish Highlands, The Torridon offer their own exciting activities including, hiking, kayaking, mountaineering, rock climbing, clay pigeon shooting, coasteering, gorge scrambling, canoeing and archery.
Gwen Nicol (Staff)
The Torridon is a luxury boutique hotel located in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Northwest Scotland. Set in 58 acres of parkland at the end of a sea loch, this hotel offers luxurious accommodation in the heart of the highlands. The 18 rooms are modern and many offer fantastic views of the mountains and the loch. 1887 is the 3 rosette fine dining restaurant and it offers 4 and 7 course tasting menus of contemporary Scottish cuisine. The Torridon also operates a more casual inn next door and the pub here is not to be missed. It is cosy and full of locals and our food was superb. There are many activities on offer at the hotel and you will find that you might need an extra day to fit it all in. The Torridon Hotel should be on everyone's list of places to stay in the Scottish highlands.
Boat Cruise to Rona with Seafood Lunch
Take a scenic cruise to Rona Harbour, passing the dramatic Storr and Cullins before hiking across Rona on foot, fortified with a deliciously fresh seafood lunch.
Clay Pigeon shooting
Whether you are a novice or a crack shot, a morning or afternoon spent clay pigeon shooting is an exhilarating pursuit that can safely be enjoyed by anyone over the age of eight years old.
Culloden is an evocative place. The site of the last battle on British soil, and the last stand of an ancient royal dynasty whose lineage dates to the Dark Age Kingdom of Dalriada, a visit to Culloden battlefield is a must for keen historians.
Dolphin spotting on the Moray Firth
Make your way to the Moray Firth, a stretch of the North Sea located to the east of Inverness, in search of bottlenose dolphins. You'll board a private RIB boat and take to the water with the hope of finding these beautiful creatures.
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan is recognised around the world as one of the most iconic images of Scotland, situated amid a striking landscape on an island where three great lochs meet. The entirety of the castle and a visitor center can be explored at your leisure.
Fishing the River Spey
Enjoy some of the finest salmon fishing in the world along Tulchan Water on the River Spey. Whether you're a novice or a highly experienced angler, the experienced ghillies will ensure that you get the most from your day on the river.
The fun and spectacle of the Highland Games, one of Scotland's most quintessential experiences, makes a wonderful day out and offers a great chance to meet the locals. Events like tossing the caber, tug of war and highland dancing are bound to enthral.
Hiking the Hills of Torridon
The hills surrounding the Torridon present some of the Scottish Highland's finest peaks and most breathtaking scenery. Set off the beaten track with your hiking guide to uncover the rugged natural beauty of the area.
The Jacobite Steam Train runs between Fort William and Mallaig on the wonderfully scenic West Highland railway line, famed for its iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct which may seem familiar as it is on the way to Hogwarts in three of the Harry Potter films.
Loch Ness cruise from Fort Augustus
Search for the mythical Loch Ness Monster during a cruise across the impressive loch. Take in the beautiful views as you cruise across the water, before landing at Urquhart Castle and exploring its ancient ruins.
Private Luxury Cruise on Loch Ness
Step aboard a luxury motor cruiser to enjoy an exclusive boat trip along Loch Ness. Your charming local hosts will regale you of stories of the loch and its many mysteries, as well as giving a delightful insight into the local life of Inverness.
Sacred Iona, Puffins & Fingal's Cave
This wonderful cruise takes you from Oban to explore the stunning holy island of Iona with its famous abbey, before continuing to see the spectacular basalt columns of Staffa, famous Fingal's Cave and, in season, a delightful puffin colony.
Sea Kayaking Adventure
The coast of Scotland features fabulous wildlife and inspiring scenery, making sea kayaking here a brilliant adventure activity for the whole family.
The Applecross Peninsula
On the mainland, to the north of the Isle of Skye lies the Applecross Peninsula. Home to just a couple of hundred people, and accessed by just two roads, this is remote peninsula features winding roads and breathtaking scenery.
Torridon guided hike
Set out with a private hiking guide to explore the stunning views and landscapes surrounding the Torridon.
Edinburgh, Braemar, Loch Torridon
from $13000 pp 9 nights
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Scotland
- Enjoy the services of your own private driver/guide throughout
- Experience Scotland's colorful history and vibrant culture
Off the beaten track in the Scottish Highlands
Edinburgh, Cairngorms, Wester Ross
from $11900 pp 7 nights
- Uncover the true spirit of Scotland as you venture into the Highlands
- Perfect for those who love the outdoors; spend your days kayaking, mountain biking and hiking in the hills
- Discover Scotland's culture and traditions in Edinburgh with a private guide
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West coast Scotland, United Kingdom
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