The Torridon – Torridon, Wester Ross

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The Torridon – Torridon, Wester Ross

A former and still very grand shooting lodge, The Torridon has one of the Highlands’ most stunning locations. It stands on a beautiful sea loch in 58 acres of parkland, with breathtaking views all around. The staff are charming, and it has a particularly fine interior. The public rooms have been lovingly restored to their former glory and the 18 gorgeous bedrooms combine the elegantly classic with an upbeat contemporary look. In the attractive sitting room, relax in a window seat perfectly positioned for the view. In the 1887 restaurant, head chef Ross Stovold serves dishes that evolve with the micro seasons in the garden, hills and loch, much of it plant based. After dinner, head for the whisky bar, stocked with more than 350 malts. There are many outdoor activities on the doorstep, from cycling and bird watching to kayaking and sea loch cruises. You’ll find simpler rooms at the cosy Torridon Inn and the self-catered Boat House (weekly lets only).


Take in uninterrupted views of the Milky Way with expert guidance from local astronomer Stephen Mackintosh, spotting thousands of naked eye stars in one of the clearest night skies visible from earth.


The Torridon Resort offers a plethora of wholesome flavours and exquisite tasting menus. Head chef Ross Stovold delivers a dining experience in rhythm with the seasons and daily changing menus led by farmers, growers, hunters and fishermen. Labelled ‘The Down to Earth Chef’, Ross and his team strive to use the whole animal, fish or vegetable and implement unique preservation techniques.


The Torridon’s own handcrafted gin, created in partnership with Dunnett Bay Distillery, is available to purchase from The Torridon Resort. Named after one of the brightest stars in the night sky, the award-winning Arcturus has been created from foraged local botanicals from the surrounding land, sea and mountains, including Scots lovage, kelp seaweed, rowanberries and foraged blaeberries.

Nota Bene

Celebrity guests include Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer and Mark Strong during the filming of Stardust and Guy Ritchie and Charlie Hunnam during the filming of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.