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Campsites, Tips & Advice
07 May 2021
Kim Pierce

The Best North Coast Accommodation in 2021

We at Highland Overland are all about being out on the road, sleeping under canvas and enjoying a good adventure. However, we still enjoy a bit of pampering from time to time and with an incredible choice of accommodation around the Highland we highly recommend parking up the trucks for a night, and enjoy some great Scottish hospitality.

With 19th century castles, award-winning restaurants and activity centres as well and bars stocked with every whisky imaginable it may be worth booking in for more then just one night..

We’ve put together just a few of the top rated North Coast 500 accommodation in the Highlands.

Glencoe House

A magnificent mansion tucked away on 10 acres of private gardens in the famous Glencoe Glen in the Scottish Highlands. The award-winning Glencoe House has 5* suite accommodation and is the perfect location for a short relaxing break, an active getaway or a unique and special wedding.

There’s a number of activities in the area including walking, hiking, skiing, fishing and mountain biking and for those who want to take it a little easier there’s some great sightseeing spots in the area such as the Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter movies or enjoy a fine single malt while star gazing in your private hot tub.

Glencoe House

Shielding Hotel

Just 1 hour and 30 minutes from Inverness Airport is a hotel dubbed “the ultimate Highland hideaway” by The Times. A beautifully refurbished Victorian hunting lodge, the Shielding Hotel sits amongst 26,000 acre estate next to Shieldaig Bay in the West Highlands.

The hotel boasts cosy snugs with real log fires, stunning waterside views, gorgeous manicured gardens, a games room as well as 250 award winning whiskies, 110 world class gins and every Scottish gin can be found in the Liberator Bar.

Dornoch Castle Hotel

A beautiful hotel set within the historic town of Dornoch and facing the 12th century with luxury rooms, a recently refurbished restaurant and an award winning whisky bar.

Set in stunning, private, manicured gardens, the Dornoch Castle Hotel is steeped in Scottish history and legend. The restaurant has a one AA Rosette and the whisky bar is home to a vast selection of unique and rare whiskies, they have even created a wine and whiskey list to compliment their dinner menu.

For the golfers, the renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club is the worlds 3rd oldest golf course with breathtaking views across and beach and all within a 10 minute walk from the Castle.

The Old Courtroom at Durnoch Castle Hotel

Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa

With stunning views across the peaceful Loch Faskally and a tranquil Woodland Spa, the Fonab Castle Hotel and Spa is the perfect stop for some rest and relaxation. In the heart of Highland Perthshire, this 5* hotel has been lovingly resorted and awarded the Sandemans restaurant a 3 AA Rosette.

Enjoy a sundowner in the Lounge Bar looking out the the rising Ben Vrackie mountain and take in the best of the Highlands.

Fonab Castle Hotel View

Inverlochy Castle, Fort William

A stunning 19th century Scottish castle, where all your needs and comforts will be taken care of.

The dining alone is reason enough to stay with the late Albert Roux’s son leading the culinary experience with the finest dishes lovingly creates using local produce. Awarded AA 3 Red Rosettes, the menu features British cuisine with French influences.

Situated on the foothills of Ben Nevis, the surrounding area is steeped in history and beauty with the falls at Glen Nevis, the mountains of Glencoe and the monument at Glenfinnan just some of the must-see places to visit.

One of the bedrooms at Inverlochy Castle

The Torridon Resort, Wester Ross

With an AA 3 Rosette restaurant, award-winning activity centre and 58 acres of parkland this 5* resort nestled on the banks of the stunning Loch Torridon is one of our top stops. Located in Wester Ross in the Northwest Highlands, the resort comprises of The Torridon Hotel, The Stables as well as a self-catering boathouse.

The Torridon Hotel, Wester Ross