Gairloch is a small and vibrant community in the northwest Highlands.  The area is named after the sea loch which is the focal point of the village.  Geàrr Loch means ‘short loch’ in Gaelic.  Gairloch village is made up of crofting townships surrounding the loch. 

The Old Inn was the first lodging house in Gairloch and is one of its oldest buildings with a charming history.  The inn is located a short walk from Gairloch’s traditional fishing port in Charlestown.  These days the harbour is shared by fishing vessels, pleasure craft, and the occasional inquisitive seal or porpoise.

Gairloch’s breath-taking setting has long been a draw for visitors.  The backdrop of the Torridon mountains, the sunsets across the Minch to Skye and the large, pristine sandy beaches are just some of the features which make Gairloch such a fantastic place to visit. 

There is a wide range of tourist activities in Gairloch so be sure to stay long enough to enjoy what is on offer.  The Old Inn is a great base for exploring other places on the beautiful west coast such as Applecross and the Isle of Skye, which are close enough for a day trip.