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The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands Attractions

Glencoe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1601 Reviews

Glencoe offers some of the finest landscape in Scotland, indeed the whole of the UK, where dramatic mountains sweep down to glens (valleys) until they meet ...  Read more

Orkney Islands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 152 Reviews

The wild, windswept Orkney Islands lie off the northernmost tip of the British mainland (at around the same latitude as Stockholm) and are noted for their ...  Read more

Isle of Islay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

Known as the Queen of the Hebrides, Islay is Scotland’s fifth-largest island and lies off the country’s west coast in the Inner Hebrides. Avid birdwatchers ...  Read more

Culloden Battlefield

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Just 5 miles from Iverness, the historic Culloden Battlefield is one of Scotland’s most significant battle sites, commemorated by the Culloden Battlefield ...  Read more

St. Andrews Cathedral

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

With its imposing Gothic facade presiding over the west bank of the Ness River, St Andrew’s Cathedral is one of the most striking of Inverness’ many churches. ...  Read more

Floral Hall

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Coffee breaks don’t come with a more scenic backdrop than Inverness’ Floral Hall, one of the city’s most unique attractions. Opened by Prince Edward in 1993, ...  Read more

Inverness Castle

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

With an illustrious history dating back to the 11th century, Inverness Castle is best known for its role in the legendary Shakespeare tragedy ‘Macbeth’, ...  Read more

Old High Church

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Looking down on the city from St Michael’s Mount on the banks of the River Ness, the historic Old High Church is the oldest church in Inverness and famed as ...  Read more

Tomnahurich

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

The wooded hilltop of Tomnahurich, or the ‘Hill of the Yews’, is one of Inverness’ most prominent landmarks, a glacial esker located a mile out of the city ...  Read more

Bannockburn

As every Scot knows, Bannockburn was where King Robert the Bruce led Scottish forces to victory over a much larger English force led by Edward II in 1314. ...  Read more

Ben Nevis

At 4,409 feet (1,344 meters), Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, a status which makes it a popular destination for climbers. The most ...  Read more

Eilean Donan Castle

Originally built in the 13th century as a defense against Vikings, Eilean Donan Castle is one of Scotland’s best-known architectural treasures. It last ...  Read more

Melrose Abbey

Even in its ruined state Melrose Abbey exudes an air of authority. The site, a product of the 12th century ecclesiastical building boom, was built for the ...  Read more

Clava Cairns (Stones of Clava)

One of Iverness’ oldest and most unusual historic sites, the Clava Cairns, or the Stones of Clava are a series of stone chambers thought to date back to the ...  Read more

Fort Augustus

On the southwestern shore of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a picturesque village of 600 that gets packed with visitors during the summer months. Originally an ...  Read more

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