The Scottish Highlands is one of the most well known landscapes in the world. With its rich and colourful past, the mere mention of the Highlands evokes images of large men in kilts charging into historic battle (albeit led by an Australian with blue face paint!). They are one of the most vast and distinctive rural area in Britain and yet incredibly the proportion of us Brits that have actually experienced the Highlands first hand is minimal! It’s amazing really – we travel all over the globe in search of new and edifying sights, and yet we seem to have forgotten that one of the worlds’ best is right on our very doorstep!
Altnaharra is situated in the North of the Highlands; it epitomises the very best of Scottish country life and the hamlet boasts truly remarkable views of both Loch Naver and Ben Klibreck. It first opened its doors in 1820 – just a few months after the birth of Queen Victoria – and ever since that time the area has become a popular destination for both fishing/shooting enthusiasts and mountaineers, as well as those just looking to get away from stress and torment of city life.

Of course, as wonderful as the natural beauty of Altnaharra may be, there can be no overestating the comfort offered by an open fire and fresh dinner at the end of a long day outdoors, and that’s where the Altnaharra Hotel really comes into its own. Combining the traditional style and decor of the original building with all the mod cons that you might expect in a brand new hotel, the 14 luxury en-suite bedrooms are guaranteed to provide the perfect base while you enjoy the Highlands at their most authentic.

For more information about the Altnaharra Hotel or to discuss your perfect break in the wilderness, email us today at office@altnaharra.co.uk or call 01549 411222.