Loch Assynt

The Landscape

Loch Assynt Lodge is located on the north shores of Loch Assynt in the heart of stunning North West Sutherland, one of the last truly wild and magnificent places left in Britain

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A breathtakingly beautiful landscape, the dramatic snow capped mountains and deserted white beaches make it ideal for photographers and walkers. With solitude and stunning sunsets it comes as no surprise that Assynt is part of a designated 'National Scenic Area'.

Assynt has a richly diverse array of flora and fauna. Some of the plants, animals and birds are unique to the area and are seen nowhere else in Britain in such numbers. Visitors will experience many unique wildlife-watching opportunities, including of course the noble Red Deer which can be seen all year round.

In addition to Loch Assynt Lodge itself, another visible remnant of the area's rich history are the dramatic ruins of Ardvreck Castle external link, dating from the 16th century and once the stronghold of the MacLeods of Assynt. In 1650 the Duke of Montrose was held captive at Ardvreck prior to being tried and executed in Edinburgh.

For the more intrepid with plenty of experience, Loch Assynt is also home to 'Uamh an Claonaite' the longest cave in Scotland. Grampian Speleological Group have recently explored the system which contains an active stream and beautiful stalactite grottoes.

Please browse our site for information on the lodge, stalking & fishing and contact us for further enquiries and booking.