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TITLE
Achmelvich Beach
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JACKWATSON_001
PLACENAME
Achmelvich
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Jack Watson
SOURCE
Jack Watson
ASSET ID
28796
KEYWORDS
Sutherland
Lochinver
Achmelvich
Loch Roe
beach
sandy
hostel
camping
Hermit's Castle
Achmelvich Beach

This photograph shows a profile of Achmelvich Beach, located approximately 3 miles north along the coast from Lochinver in Sutherland. Made up of a series of small, stunning beaches, convenient accommodation can be found in the nearby youth hostel, as well as a camping and caravan park.

Aside from the beach, the 'Hermit's castle' is another local highlight, often arousing curiosity and incredulity in equal measure. Built by David Scott, an English architect, in the 1950s, some have claimed it to be Europe's smallest castle. Today, it is occasionally used as a bothy by travellers.

The single-track road leading to the beach can hard going but generally provided little hindrance to the intrepid traveller.

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Achmelvich Beach

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

2000s

Sutherland; Lochinver; Achmelvich; Loch Roe; beach; sandy; hostel; camping; Hermit's Castle

Jack Watson

Jack Watson Photography

This photograph shows a profile of Achmelvich Beach, located approximately 3 miles north along the coast from Lochinver in Sutherland. Made up of a series of small, stunning beaches, convenient accommodation can be found in the nearby youth hostel, as well as a camping and caravan park. <br /> <br /> Aside from the beach, the 'Hermit's castle' is another local highlight, often arousing curiosity and incredulity in equal measure. Built by David Scott, an English architect, in the 1950s, some have claimed it to be Europe's smallest castle. Today, it is occasionally used as a bothy by travellers. <br /> <br /> The single-track road leading to the beach can hard going but generally provided little hindrance to the intrepid traveller.