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|Scottish Gaelic: Toirbheartan|
Torridon shown within the Highland council area
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|Lieutenancy area||Ross and Cromarty|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Ross, Skye and Lochaber|
|Scottish Parliament||Ross, Skye and Inverness West|
Torridon (Scottish Gaelic: Toirbheartan) is a small village in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. However the name is also applied to the area surrounding the village, particularly the Torridon Hills, mountains to the north of Glen Torridon. It lies on the shore of Loch Torridon.
Torridon is on the west coast of Scotland, 109 miles (175 km) north of Fort William and 80 miles (130 km) west of Inverness. Situated in an area well known to climbers, photographers, wildlife enthusiasts, hikers, and countless visitors from around the world, the surrounding mountains rise steeply to 3,500 feet (1,100 m) from the deep sea lochs. There is a large hotel,The Torridon, which holds 3 AA Rosettes as well as 4 red stars and is Scottish Hotel of The Year 2011, a popular public bar (The Torridon Inn), and a youth hostel within walking distance. The Torridon area is widely acknowledged as having some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the whole of the British Isles.
Hills between Glen Torridon and Strath Carron share much of the splendour and character of the main hills, although perhaps less of the drama:
The triple buttresses of Coire Mhic Fearchair behind Beinn Eighe.
- Torridon.org is the local website, listing accommodation and useful information.
- Torridon walks gives comprehensive information on walks and places to stay in the area, including Gaelic pronunciations and OS maps.
- The Torridon The Website of The Torridon Hotel
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