Visiting Gairloch2019-03-29T08:56:38+00:00

A little about the area

Gairloch is a beautiful village in a stunning area on the west coast of Scotland. There are many interesting walks ranging from 15 minutes to a few hours. We have much history in the area plus a wonderful museum.

There is the Gale centre which gives you lots of information on the area and sells lovely gifts, maps and much more.

You can sit and relax with a yummy cake and a coffee and tasty hot snacks. The Old Inn pub and restaurant serves superb food and ales and is a 5 mins walk away. There is also a coffee shop on the pier, serving good coffee cakes and lunches, all home made.

The golf course is 20 metres from Oakwood’s front door.

There are 2 more pubs/restaurants, a fish and chip shop and a Chinese take-away all in close proximity. Gairloch also has a mini supermarket, shops, post office, clinic and a pharmacy.

The harbour is 5 minutes walk from Oakwood B and B with a wonderful ‘sitooterie’ to watch the boats and the wildlife while relaxing with occassional sea otters, skuas, fulmars and golden and white tailed eagles.

You can take a trip on a boat to see the wonderful marine life. Orca and minke whales, dolphins, Atlantic seals, puffins and basking sharks all inhabit the Minch, which is at the end of Loch Gairloch and accessible on one of the fast trip boats, or if you prefer to stay local, we recommend  ‘Alice’ (through the looking glass) which is a glass bottomed wildlife trip boat.

Go out on a ‘sea safari’ or take the ‘Orca’ to glide with the whales or even hire your own small boat to explore. (Glendale)

There is a kayak school in Poolewe 9 miles away and the wonderful world famous ‘Inverewe gardens’.