Lochinver in the Scottish Highlands

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Lochinver in the far north of Scotland in the county of Sutherland, Scottish Highlands.

Lochinver is a small village on the north west of Scotland in Sutherland. This traditional village is in the beautiful area of Assynt and is close to lovely beaches at Achmelvich, Stoer and Clacknessie. Lochinver is an important fishing port which is used by fishing boats covering the West of Scotland, Rockall and North Atlantic fishing grounds. The harbour also has a small marina for recreational boats and yachts.

Suilven and Lochinver in the distance, Sutherland, Scotland.

Suilven and Lochinver in the distance.


Tourism is important to this area and as the village is close to Suilven and Assynt it is a popular destination for hill walking and climbers. The area around Lochinver is covered in hundreds of small fresh water lochs which are full of wild brown trout. There are also several rivers and lochs which can be fished for salmon and sea trout. Permits can be purchased locally for the lochs and some rivers. Sea angling is also popular and the area is well known for good sea fishing.

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Lochinver village in Sutherland, Scotland.

The countryside surrounding Lochinver has some of the finest scenery in Scotland and has very dramatic landscapes which is unique to this area. If you want to explore this area we recommend that you plan at least a week, or more if you can. From Lochinver you can travel around and see truly remote communities and areas where they are as close to nature as you can find anywhere. The wilderness areas of Assynt and Inverpolly is breathtaking and once visited you will love this place forever.

Castle near Lochinver is Ardvreck Castle on the side of Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Scotland.

The castle near Lochinver is Ardvreck Castle on Loch Assynt.

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Lochinver harbour and marina in the Scottish Highlands - Scotland

Lochinver Harbour and Marina

Lochinver in the Highlands of Scotland

Lochinver Village and harbour area with marina.

Lochinver cemetery overlooking the River Inver entering sea

Lochinver cemetery overlooking the River Inver entering the sea loch, Loch Inver.

Lochinver Harbour and Lifeboat

Bridge over the River Inver at Lochinver

River Inver

Lochinver Bridge over the River Inver.

Places to visit near Lochinver

Loch Assynt

Loch Assynt is one of the largest lochs in Sutherland and feeds the River Inver which runs through Lochinver.

Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Scotland.

Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt

Suilven near Lochinver in Sutherland, Scotland.


Self-catering cottages in the Highlands of Scotland

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Cottages at Lochinver

Cottages at Lochinver looking over Loch Inver.