The Highlands of Scotland

The Highlands of Scotland is one of the most celebrated holiday destinations in the UK, an area well renowned for its iconic Scottish scenery and vibrant culture.

A vast array of sights and attractions are on offer in the area. Whether your sense of adventure tends towards the stimulating or towards the sedate, the Highlands of Scotland provide a range of activities to suit any taste.

If you are looking for outdoor activities, why not try some of the activities for which the Highlands are famous – walking, cycling, golfing, kayaking, sailing, pony trekking, skiing, clay pigeon shooting and many, many more!

If you are looking to discover the area’s dramatic heritage, why not visit one of the many castles, ancient monuments, museums, steam trains, boat trips, gardens or whisky distilleries the area has to offer.

The iconic beautiful scenery is perhaps what the Highlands are best known for and justifiably so. Discover its wide open spaces, deep and mysterious lochs, majestic mountains, Caledonian pine forests and much more!

With outdoor music festivals, lively comedy and music venues, independent film festivals, festivals celebrating local food and drink, agricultural and game fairs, a network of art galleries and a newly refurbished theatre, the Highlands has a vibrant and dynamic arts and cultural scene. 

And if all that isn’t enough, the Highlands also offer the ideal opportunity for wildlife watching, whether it be at a wildlife park, a rare breed farm, on a dolphin cruise or just out in the open!

It goes without saying that you will be spoiled for choice in the Highlands!

Photo credit:
Stac Pollaidh, Assynt ©VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

© Castle Stuart Golf Links

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the world’s most famous Loch – only a short drive from Inverness.

Culloden Battlefield

the scene of the last battle fought on British soil


our large theatre, cinema and arts venue situated in the centre of Inverness

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