The Scottish Highlands

If you are travelling further north before/after staying with us here are some places well worth visiting further afield.

Isle of Skye

Ultimate way to arrive on the Isle of Skye – The Original Glenelg-Skye Ferry  – The last manually operated turntable ferry in existence! Also enjoy the Mam Ratagan viewpoint looking over The 5 Sisters of Kintail and the stunning village of Glenelg, which has a brilliant inn.

Fairy Glen – a magical landscape, definately a highlight of the island.

Two villages close to Kyle of Lochalsh that are well worth a visit are Durnish and Plockton. Interesting history, Highland Cows roaming freely, palm trees and a beautiful bay.

Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Cairngorm Mountain Railway – highest in the UK, Ptarmigan building at 1097m above sea level.

Highland Folk Museum – open air museum, experience life in the Highlands from 1700s to 1950s.

Loch an Eilean – spectacular walk with a ruined island castle in the loch. A popular short walk.

Loch Morlich Water Sports – paddleboarding, kayaking, mountain biking in one of Scotland’s finest settings.

Highland Wildlife Park – fantastic selection of animals including Polar Bears


Loch Ness & Dores Beach – cracking place to view Loch Ness. From the village of Dores you can follow the road up the hill to great views looking down over the loch.

Clava Cairns – 2000BC burial ground, brilliant for everyone but a favourite for Outlander Fans.

Culloden Viaduct – Longest viaduct in Scotland!

Leakies Bookshop – Scotland’s largest collection of old, rare and second hand books/maps.

West of Inverness 

Bealach na Bà – Set in the Applecross Peninsula, perhaps the most exciting road in Scotland, a spectacular, unforgettable road with views to match. Enjoy the arrival in Applecross with a trip to the famous Applecross Inn and the local church is well worth a visit also.

Handa Island – spectacular wild island, internationally important breeding ground for various birds. 

North of Inverness

Dunrobin Castle, Gardens & Falconry – Home of the Clan Sutherland, specatular and impressive in everyway. Opposite the main drive there is safe space to park and have a look at the Dunrobin Castle Railway Station, now a request stop.

Whaligoe Steps – steps down to a remarkable harbour, surrounded on 3 sides by 250ft cliffs.

Ebeneezer Place – Officially the World’s shortest street!

Various DistilleriesGlenmorangie, Clynelish, Balblair & Dalmore.  All fairly close together near Dornoch.

East of Inverness

Cawdor Castle & Gardens – Traditional castle, inhabited by the Cawdor family for over 600 years. Plus 3 very different gardens.

Fort George – one of the most outstanding fortifications in Europe. It was built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden (1746) as a secure base for King George II’s army.

Having good knowledge of many fantastic places to visit in Scotland, we will happily recommend places to visit based upon your interests, to ensure you see the best of the Scottish Highlands during your stay.

If you’d like to be taken on a personal tour leaving from Inverness we can recommend Dougie at Highland Tours Inverness.

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