The Scottish Highlands

Things to Do & Attractions in The Scottish Highlands

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3113 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 1247 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 352 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

Melrose Abbey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 331 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

Skara Brae

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 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 20 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

Isle of Islay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 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

Standing Stones of Stenness

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 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

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

St. Andrews Cathedral

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 465 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 114 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 39 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 616 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

Ring of Brodgar

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 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


4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Maeshowe is a chambered tomb in northern Scotland that is more than 5,000 years old. It is considered to be the finest Neolithic building in northwest Europe ...  Read more

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