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Applecross Walled Garden lies in the heart of the spectacular Applecross Estate in Wester Ross and is surrounded by mountains, rivers and forests.

To get to this wee gem you have two choices: take the picturesque low-level route through Sheildaig and Kenmore or head up the shorter but nail-bitingly spectacular Bealach na Ba (or Pass of the Cattle). This single track route, with its toe-curling, hairpin bends, lays claim to being the UK’s highest mountain road rising to about 626m (2053ft) over four miles (8km) from Loch Carron to the pretty little village of Applecross.

The reward for your bravery is the fantastic view en route of the islands of Skye, Rum, Raasay, Rona, Harris, and Lewis and the captivating 17th Century walled gardens that waits at your journeu’s end.

Covering about 1.25 acres, with herbaceous borders and raised vegetable beds, there is something very special about this place – especially when new life buds in spring.

The garden also boasts the fabulous Pottish Shed cafe and restaurant. The garden is open from March to October but do check times before travelling.