The area’s cultural and religious heritage offers excellent sites of historic and archaeological interest, including an interpretive reconstruction of an Iron Age roundhouse, 2,000 year old broch and hut circles. Applecross boasts geology to rival that of the Grand Canyon and a wealth of plant and wildlife, regular sightings of otters, sea and golden eagles. Further afield are the Torridon mountains and the beautiful islands of Skye and Raasay, as well as whale and dolphin watching. The list is endless.
The Applecross Inn
Award winning establishment, The Applecross Inn offers a fantastic lively atmosphere and great food. On a sunny day, there is nowhere better to enjoy a drink than sitting in the beer garden looking out over the water and the mountains of Skye. You may even see some dolphins or the odd celebrity! The Applecross Outside Inn (an Airstream van outside the inn) offers takeaway fish & chips on the waterfront, along with Applecross Ices (homemade ice cream) and good coffee. The Applecross Inn is a 20 minute walk from Hartfield House.
The Walled Garden Cafe & Restaurant
Another award winning establishment in a truly wonderful setting: amongst the flowers of the Victorian Walled Garden. The food is exceptional with seafood often caught locally that day. Great for families as children can play in the safe enclosed environment of the garden while adults can enjoy some quiet contemplation (and wine). As well as great seafood, The Walled Garden also does the best breakfasts, delicious cakes and a great vegetarian menu. Just a 5/10 minute walk from Hartfield House through the estate.
The Junction Cafe
The Junction is located as you arrive into Applecross over the Bealach na Ba road. It serves cakes, lunches, dinner and great pizza!
For the explorers, the extremely active, the thrill seekers, Applecross is simply an adventurer's playground. Sea kayaking, climbing, trekking, mountain biking and cycling are all on the doorstep. As is a spot of wild swimming with the resident seals, a run through the leafy trails of the estate grounds, coasteering, gorge walking, wild camping... we could go on forever. Take a look at the Walk Highlands website for a good selection of walks in the Applecross and Torridon area.
Mountain & Sea Guides
Mountain & Sea Guides is based on the water close to the Applecross Inn. Run by very experienced professionals, you can book kayaking, climbing and mountaineering trips to suit all budgets and timescales. For more information, visit the website.