The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands Attractions

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Glencoe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2667 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

Rannoch Moor

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1013 Reviews

With its expanse of heather-speckled moors, peat bogs and mist-veiled lochs, Rannoch Moor offers an enchanting introduction to the wild scenery of the ...  Read more

Orkney Islands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 301 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 31 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 19 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

Standing Stones of Stenness

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 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

Isle of Islay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 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

Scapa Flow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 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

Great Glen Way

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Running from coast to coast through the heart of the Scottish Highlands, there are few better introductions to Scotland’s wild north than the Great Glen Way. ...  Read more

St. Andrews Cathedral

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 382 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

Culloden Battlefield

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 82 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

Clava Cairns (Stones of Clava)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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

Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 478 Reviews

With 720 square miles (1,865 sq km) of lush mountain valleys, mist-shrouded lochs and shady woodland trails, the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park is ...  Read more

Melrose Abbey

4.5 star rating: Recommended 251 Reviews

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

Ring of Brodgar

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 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

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