In April, The Torridon is officially open for the high season, and we welcome guests every day of the week. Easter can be celebrated with the family exploring the local area or you can dine on some chocolate delicacies from our afternoon tea. The finer weather also means that you can now get outside in the spring air with confidence, and there’s an abundance of activities on offer including gorge scrambling, coasteering, mountain biking and guided walks.
Experience the NC500
The Torridon is located on the iconic driving route, the NC500. Often compared to the USA’s Route 66, the 500-mile trip is like no other in the world and takes in the unique environment of the Scottish Highlands on long, winding roads. Hire our own Morgan Plus Four for a day out, and traverse part of the route in the timeless classic, with the iconic silhouette of the original 1950s car and upgraded performance to ensure you can experience the NC500 in style.
The classic British ingredient rhubarb is now in season, and the natural form of the vegetable appears in a more greenish hue than the forced variation, which is pink. Tulips are also blossoming in the Gin Garden, with a wide range of varieties adding an array of colours to the surroundings.
Flavour of the month
Chef Paul takes our Kitchen Garden rhubarb to create homely, warming desserts. The tangy, sweet flavour profile is best served with a gingerbread cheesecake and a tipple of our own Arcturus Gin, which is handcrafted with local botanicals and flavours including Scots lovage, bilberries and kelp seaweed. We also source forced rhubarb from Yorkshire’s ‘rhubarb triangle’ where it is grown by candlelight!