The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands Attractions

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Glencoe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1808 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 189 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

Skara Brae

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

In 1850, a wild storm engulfed the isle of Orkney, ripping the grass from the Skara Brae sand dune to reveal 5,000-year-old stone dwellings. Older than the ...  Read more

Italian Chapel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

When 550 Italian soldiers were captured in the scorching North African desert back in 1942, it must have caused them quite a shock to be sent in winter to the ...  Read more

Scapa Flow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

In the Orkney Islands between the North Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, Scapa Flow is one of the great natural harbors of the world. Used since Viking times, ...  Read more

Isle of Islay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 54 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

Ring of Brodgar

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Among the tall green grass and purple heather between Loch Harray and Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar standing stones thrust from the earth like rusting giants’ ...  Read more

Standing Stones of Stenness

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Old Norse for “Stone Headland,” the towering Standing Stones of Stenness are truly giant, some shooting up to 19 feet tall. Recent research suggests that the ...  Read more

Culloden Battlefield

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 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 Magnus Cathedral

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Towering over the narrow streets of Kirkwall in all its red sandstone glory, St Magnus Cathedral is a testament to the Vikings’ ability to create real beauty ...  Read more

St. Andrews Cathedral

4 star rating: Recommended 14 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 13 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 13 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

Tomnahurich

4 star rating: Recommended 13 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

River Ness

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Sure, the River Ness might not be as famous as the nearby Loch with its monster, but that doesn't mean it's not worth wandering. In fact, the vast majority of ...  Read more

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