Old Ferry Bar at Loch Leven Hotel
“Enjoy one of Scotland’s most idyllic views” - AA Inspector
NORTH BALLACHULISH, HIGHLAND
A gin distillery and 'Gin School' can be found in the grounds of this hotel pub and the bar stocks some of their own spirits, distilled just 10 metres away. Enjoy a craft G&T or pint of River Leven real ale on the sundeck and drink in one of the best views from a pub anywhere in Britain, or on chillier days sit beside the open fire. The well-stocked bar serves over 60 malt whiskies, 50 gins, a wide selection of beers and boasts a carefully selected cocktail list. The extraordinary location, near the foot of Glencoe and with horizons peppered by Munro peaks rising above azure sea lochs, is gifted with superb seafood from the local depths.
- Children welcome
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About the area
Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe.
At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century.
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