Travelling to Eddrachilles Hotel

We may be remote but you can reach us by road, rail, air or sea.

Snow in January, Just a routine run for our Land Rover Series 2a (1968)

Snow in January, Just a routine run for our Land Rover Series 2a (1968)

By Road

The hotel’s driveway leads in directly from the A894, two miles south of Scourie at approximately the half-way mark of the famous North Coast 500 route.  If you are members of the NC 500 Club, you should check out our “new for 2019” special offer on their website.

Eddrachilles Hotel is:

  • 38 miles north of Ullapool

  • 98 miles north of Inverness

  • 127 miles south of John O'Groats

  • 215 miles north of Perth

  • 258 miles north of Edinburgh

  • 270 miles north of Glasgow

Cyclists Welcome

For those travelling by bicycle, Eddrachilles has discrete parking and a shed facility for storing bikes. We’re happy to advise on the local roads and routes: Richard, one of the owners, can entertain you tales of his own 700 miles West Coast Quest on a recumbent tricyle!

Classic Cars Welcome

For clubs or individuals in classic cars we can provide detailed route information for the three options between Eddrachilles and Inverness. We fully accredited under Visit Scotland’s Classic Car Welcome scheme, but more importantly we use a 50+ year old Land Rover Series 2a as our everyday workhorse vehicle for the hotel.

Filling Station in Scourie

Petrol and diesel are available 24/7 from Scourie Filling Station about 2 miles north of the hotel. However, you must have a debit or credit card that is PIN enabled to operate the pumps if you wish to use them outside the core opening hours Monday-Friday 0930-1300 and 1400-1700.

There are also 24/7 filling station facilities in Ullapool. In Durness the facility is open six days a week but closed on Sundays. In Lochinver the hours are 8.00 am until 6.30 pm each day.

Electric Vehicles Charging

We can provide overnight charging at the hotel for one vehicle at cost. There is also a public charging facility in the carpark at the far end of village of Scourie. .

Lairg Station on the Far North Line (Inverness to Wick/Thurso)

Lairg Station on the Far North Line (Inverness to Wick/Thurso)

BY AiR

Inverness Airport is the main airport for the North Highlands. Car hire is best arranged in advanced from the airport.

British Airways flys directly from London Heathrow while Flybe and Easyjet typically have flights from Gatwick, Luton, Bristol, Birmingham & Manchester to Inverness.

Swiss Air and KLM have direct flights from Zurich and Schipol in the summer.

Public Transport

Inverness is well served by trains. There is also a direct sleeper service from Euston Station in London - nominated by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s Super Sleeper services.

The nearest railway station to Eddrachilles is Lairg, 49 miles from the hotel. The station is on the Far North Line from Inverness. It is about 2 miles from the centre of Lairg village, at the southern end of Loch Shin, There is no taxi service at Lairg station. Some trains connect with a local bus service to Durness which calls at Scourie. 

There are reasonably frequent buses from Inverness to Ullapool. However, for all but 6 weeks in the summer the only option from Ullapool to Eddrachilles is a taxi.

On the water: Badcall Bay, a natural harbour used by local fishermen.

On the water: Badcall Bay, a natural harbour used by local fishermen.

By Sea

Regular ferries from Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, sail into Ullapool, and many guests combine a self -drive holiday in the Western Isles with a few days at Eddrachilles.

The afternoon sailing from Stornoway arrives comfortably in time for dinner with us (an hour’s drive from Ullapool).

We’re always happy to arrange an early breakfast and check out for those catching the first ferry of the day to Stornoway.

Guests travelling onwards to Orkney have a choice of ferries. Allow 3-4 hours driving time from Eddrachilles along the north coast in summer.

All ferries are very popular; please book any well in advance.

Sailors

Eddrachilles Hotel is a member of Sail Scotland. It is possible to sail directly into Badcall Bay. There is good shelter among the islands and anchoring to the south east or west of the bay will leave you undisturbed by fish farm or local fishing boats.

You can use the public pier or even bring a dingy or kayak up to the hotel grounds.

As Members of Sail Scotland we can by prior arrangement offer services including the use of our drying room, shower & changing facilities and even a basic laundry service if you are taking dinner with us. We are open to non-residents from land or sea from 5.30 pm

Please contact us in advance to discuss your requirements..