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Scottish Highlands

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
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’s 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.
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Places to visit in Scottish Highlands

Aviemore Trip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Wildlife Area, Theme Park Inverness Trip planner BEST FOR: Distillery Tour, Water Body, Historic Site Fort William Trip planner BEST FOR: Mountain, Specialty Museum, Landmark Glencoe Trip planner BEST FOR: Valley, Scenic Walking Area, Hiking Trail Drumnadrochit Trip planner BEST FOR: Castle, Specialty Museum, History Museum

Popular things to do in Scottish Highlands

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Cairngorm Mountain ©
Ski Area
Cairngorm Mountain Aviemore
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
Loch an Eilein ©
Water Body
Loch an Eilein Aviemore
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Distillery Tour
Distillery Tours Inverness
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Mountain
Nevis Range Mountain Resort Torlundy
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Scottish Highlands

Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Wildlife Area
Highland Titles Nature Reserve Duror
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cairngorm Brewery ©
Brewery
Cairngorm Brewery Aviemore
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Loch Morlich ©
Beach
Loch Morlich Aviemore
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Scottish Highlands

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River Ness ©
Water Body
River Ness Inverness
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Steall Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Steall Waterfall Fort William
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Glen Coe ©
Valley
Glen Coe Glencoe
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Loch Ness ©
Water Body
Loch Ness Loch Ness Region
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Scottish Highlands

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Urquhart Castle ©
Castle
Urquhart Castle Drumnadrochit
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Castle
Eilean Donan Castle Kyle of Lochalsh
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Culloden Battlefield ©
Battlefield
Culloden Battlefield Culloden Moor
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Cawdor Castle ©
Castle
Cawdor Castle Nairn
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Scottish Highlands

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Fort William
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Aviemore
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Wildlife Area
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre Glenmore
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Wilderness Guides Day Tours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Wilderness Guides Day Tours Torlundy
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Scottish Highlands

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Durness Deep Time ©
Natural History Museum
Durness Deep Time Durness
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Specialty Museum
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition Drumnadrochit
2.7
Duration: 2 hours
West Highland Museum ©
Specialty Museum
West Highland Museum Fort William
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
History Museum
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Inverness
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Ticket To Ride - Bike Hire ©
Outdoor Activity
Ticket To Ride - Bike Hire Inverness
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Ski Area
Cairngorm Mountain Aviemore
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
Scottish Flair Art Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Scottish Flair Art Gallery Inverness
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Bowhunter Archery ©
Entertainment Center
Bowhunter Archery Nairn
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min