The Best Things to Do in Scottish Highlands

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Scottish Highlands

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water

Popular things to do in Scottish Highlands

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Distillery Tour
Distillery Tours Inverness
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Castle
Eilean Donan Castle Kyle of Lochalsh
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Inverness
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Urquhart Castle Drumnadrochit
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe‚Äôs most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world. Find what you're looking for from your Scottish Highlands holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United Kingdom day trip website.

Nature in Scottish Highlands

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Water Body
River Ness Inverness
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Steall Waterfall Fort William
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Valley
Glen Coe Glencoe
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Nevis Range Mountain Resort Torlundy
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Scottish Highlands

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Battlefield
Culloden Battlefield Culloden Moor
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Castle
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens Golspie
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Historic Site
Fort George Inverness
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Cawdor Castle Nairn
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Scottish Highlands

Nature / Wildlife Tour
Plockton Seal Trips Plockton
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Durness Beach Durness
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Highland Titles Nature Reserve Duror
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Scottish Highlands

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Theme Park
Landmark Forest Adventure Park Carrbridge
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Beach
Camusdarach Beach Arisaig
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Loch Morlich Aviemore
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Achmelvich Beach Lochinver
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Scottish Highlands

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Wildlife Area
Aigas Field Centre Beauly
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Wildlife Area
Glen Etive Glencoe Village
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre Glenmore
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fish Loch Ness Dochgarroch
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Ticket To Ride - Bike Hire Inverness
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Ski Area
Cairngorm Mountain Aviemore
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods Glenuig
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Entertainment Center
Bowhunter Archery Nairn
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Places to visit in Scottish Highlands

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