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Bed & Breakfast

Aurora - Bed & Breakfast in Highland

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Shieldaig, Torridon, IV54 8XN, Highland
Scotland, United Kingdom

Ann Barton

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+44 (0)1520 755246 (landline)

Glorious West Coast walks, lochs, trails, nature...a hidden Highlands gem for hikers. Relax by a log-burner, breakfast well at one big table

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The perfect spot for walkers and climbers (single-track roads, lochs, rivers and mountains) and the perfect B&B for groups: three smart, uncluttered bedrooms have flexible sleeping arrangements and spick and span shower rooms. The guest sitting room is light and airy with binoculars, books to borrow, maps and a small fridge for your wine – stay put for glorious sunsets and views to Harris. Breakfast time abounds with good seasonal food; breads, yoghurt and jams are all homemade, and you eat round a big table. There’s a drying room and bike storage, but those wanting to relax will love it here too.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Local points of interest from Ann Barton:

Local points of interest from
Ann Barton:

  • Applecross peninsular is on the doorstep. It’s an adventure getting there, over the famous Bealach; NC500 & National Geographic top drive. Climb 2000 ft in 6 heart stopping miles. Be rewarded by amazing scenery, great beach, heritage centre and tasty food.
  • View SeaEagles nesting on Shieldaig Island (guests lounge overlooks). Witness courtship acrobatics in spring from these giants. Otters pop up around low tide in our sea-loch, along with seals. Red deer in Torridon glen. Red squirrels re-introduced 2016.
  • Bienn Eighe National Nature reserve offers rare habitat, trails and a visitor centre. Pine marten, crossbills, red squirrels, black throated divers and so much more. The mountain trail treats you to unsurpassed views over Loch Maree.
  • Take a 'Sea Tour' from Shieldaig for a good chance of seeing seals, dolphins, basking sharks and whales; divers, gannets and sometimes puffins. The all day tours allow you to get to places not accessible from the road and you get a seafood feast at lunch.
  • Inverewe Gardens and Eilean Donan Castle are world class attractions within easy reach. Eilean Donan castle is the most photographed castle in Scotland. Wonder at the dedication to create such an amazing garden from barren rock & bog Inverewe NT Garden.
  • Discover original works of art, inspired by ancient landscapes and incredible light. We are lucky to have a incredible local talent in so many genres. Follow the South West Ross ‘Arts & Eats Trail’. Copies of the trail available at Aurora + local advice.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"A very well setup and thought through b&b. Anne provided all the information you could hope for and we really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful part of Scotland. We wished that we'd been able to spend an additional day. Three nights would have been the perfect length of time."

Kim - Perth, Australia

September 2017
"We had a really wonderful time in the Shieldaig area and Aurora was the perfect place to stay. Very comfortable spacious room and an excellent lounge with views across the loch and a telescope to try and spot the Sea eagles on Shieldaig island. Ann runs a first class establishment with the highest standards of comfort and a ready willingness to share information about everything that the area offers. We cannot recommend more highly."

Keith - Horsham, United Kingdom

May 2017
"This was an exceptionally comfortable and well run B&B with unbelievable views across the bay. Ann has a real eye for detail and has thought through all sorts of ideas to make her guests more comfortable (such as a fridge with fresh milk for morning tea!) Her published green policy for reducing her carbon footprint is also most impressive, but best of all, she really knows the area - all her suggestions and recommendations about what to do and where to go were absolutely first rate, and really added to our enjoyment of our stay. We couldn't recommend more highly."

David - Guildford, United Kingdom

July 2016
"Stayed for four nights. Extremely well run house, lovely modern rooms. Breakfast comes just as you want it cooked. The owner Ann is a mine of information and extremely helpful. The area is beautiful with stunning scenery. Hopefully my wife and I will be returning later this year."
May 2014
"Wonderful idyllic setting lots of very nice surprises. Breakfast delicious Anne a wonderful host we ll be back soon for our Shieldaig fix. Thanks Anne was very special break"
March 2013
"Stayed 3 nights: Stunning place, incredible attention to detail, marvellous hosts. It does not get much better than this."
April 2012

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  • 2 Doubles
  • , 1 Triple
Price:(i) £80 to£143 per night

Singles £70-£85.

Booking info:

Children over 12 welcome.


Packed lunch £6. Pub/restaurant within 0.5 miles.




Shieldaig, Torridon, IV54 8XN, Highland

B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 80 to £ 95 per night
B&B 1 Triple room
Price: (i) £ 128 to £ 143 per night

Ann Barton

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1520 755246 (landline)