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Places of Interest

Highland Stoneware

World famous, this pottery is a must visit. You are welcomed, and can watch the pottery being made from start to finish, Each piece is individually hand crafted right through to the final painting by the artists who work there. Their produce is sold world-wide and has outlets via some of the finest high class stores in our country. Try some of this very fine crockery and you will not be disappointed.

Maryck Memories of Childhood

A fascinating place to visit. Enjoy a nice cup of tea and home baking in the tea-room, whilst browsing the collection of toys and teddy bears from days long gone by. Paintings by local artists adorn the walls too, so there is lots to see here. The view over Loch Glencoul from the window is captivating.

Handa Island

This island, is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Western Europe, and can be visited by boat from the little village of Tarbet, some fifty minutes drive north from Lochinver. See thousands of seabirds, and wander over the island's footpaths taking in the fantastic scenery as you do so. Well worth the trip, and the passenger ferryboat operates back and fore all day to the island, which is about one mile offshore. On your return to the harbour, visit the highly acclaimed seafood restaurant located nearby the pier and sample some of the finest and freshest fare available.

Assynt Visitor Centre

This should be your first port of call when you arrive in Lochinver. The Centre has a host of information about everything Assynt. The Ranger Guided Walks Service operates from it, but there are many other things to do and view in the building so make the best use of it at the beginning of your holiday and get all the up to date information as to what is going on in the district whilst you are there.

Assynt Leisure Centre

If you would like to increase or maintain your fitness levels when you are in Lochinver, then there is no better place to do it than in the Assynt Leisure Centre. A splendid facility which houses a sports hall with three badminton courts, a fitness suite and a learning centre.

This building is located near the harbour and is open to the public six days a week. Play badminton, basketball, short tennis, netball, indoor football, table tennis, pool, or just relax and watch others do it, whilst you have a nice cup of tea or coffee in the snack bar. A fine place for adults and children to spend some time together, especially in wet weather.

Ardvreck Castle