Torridon

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Torridon is a small Village in northwest Scotland, 62 miles west of Inverness, popular for Hiking, Outdoor Activities, Deer Museum, and its remote scenic location surrounded by Mountains.

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The image top is looking west down Glen Torridon towards Torridon Village.

The image second top is of the 3,461ft Liathach mountain by Torridon Village with a large car park for hiking. There are a number of extremely popular mountains in this area for hiking, photographs, or paintings, see the Click on Map link above to view where these mountains are situated.

Torridon Village is mainly a row of houses sitting below the mountains at the head of Loch Torridon.

The Torridon Shop / Cafe is in the Village centre with outdoor seating for the views.

The Torridon Hostel and a free Campsite is at the east entrance to the Village.

The Countryside Centre and Deer Museum are by the Village giving information on the area and the management of Deer on the vast Torridon Estate, also with a herd of Deer to view.

Torridon Outdoor is situated 2 miles south of Torridon offering a wide range of activities such as Archery, Shooting, Walking, Hiking, Kayaking, Gorge Scrambling, Cycling and more.

By Torridon Outdoor is the Torridon Inn and Torridon Hotel, all part of the same business.

16 miles south of Torridon is the Mountain Road that runs across the 2,539ft / 774m Sgurr a' Chaorachain mountain to the small coastal village of Applecross. This is one of the most spectacular roads in Scotland reaching a height of 2,054ft with steep hairpin bends, Large Images . Mountain Hike Images.

Loch Maree is situated 12 miles north of Torridon with Isle Maree on the Loch containing the remains of a Chapel dedicated to Saint Maelrubha. Isle Maree olso contains the famous Oak Tree that people hammer coins into before making a Wish. Boat Trips.

Torridon History

1700s - Clan Mackenzie were the largest landowners in the area.

1831 - Torridon Estate was sold to a Colonel McBarnet who had made his fortune from plantations in the West Indies. McBarnet began clearing the land for large scale sheep farming, part of the Highland Clearances.

1873 - Duncan Darroch, Baron of Gourock, bought the Torridon Estate, encouraging crofters to return to their lands and established a Deer Park.

1876 - the 18 bedroom Torridon House was built close to Torridon for Duncan Darroch to serve as his Mansion on the Estate.

1887 - a Hunting Lodge named Beinn Damph House was built 2 miles south of Torridon for the first Earl of Lovelace.

1800s late - Queen Victoria visited the area.

1910 - Duncan Darroch died at Torridon House, leading to the Estate passing to the Earl of Lovelace.

1960s - the Hunting Lodge named Beinn Damph House was converted to serve as The Torridon Hotel.

1964 - the Earl of Lovelace died, leading to the Torridon Estate being confiscated by the Inland Revenue in part payment of his death duty.

1967 - the Torridon Estate was transferred to the National Trust for Scotland.

2013 - the Torridon Estate was put up for sale for £3.75 million.

Torridon Estate now offers B&B accommodation in Torridon House and Holiday Cottages.

2015 - the North Coast 500 route was established, leading to vast numbers of tourists driving around the north of Scotland and and through Torridon.



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