Discover Scotland & The Highlands
About Scotland & The Highlands
When you think of Scotland, your imagination conjures images of big bright skylines and mind blowing landscapes that roll down into placid loch’s that span the countless miles; it is the Highlands that truly deliver on this spectacular vision.
The Scottish Highlands are a natural playground just waiting for you to explore. Whilst still being able to offer a fascinating and turbulent history to be explored behind some of the most beautiful and romantic castles in the world.
The mysterious lochs and magnificent mountains will guide you through the Britain’s largest national park. Towards the Moray coast, you can see dolphins dancing through the sea. Then take a trip across to Britain’s Highest Peak; Ben Nevis nestled in the highlands as a gateway to the Isle of Skye, an captivating paradise, untouched for years.
The Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages, and medieval castle. It is joined to mainland Scotland northwest coast by bridge, it is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides. Portree situates as the perfect base for exploring, with harbourside pubs and independent Boutiques.
Some amazing regions to explore include;
- Portree Harbour
- Cuilin Hills
- Dunvegan Castle and Garden
- Uig Harbour and Beach
Fort William, and Lochaber which it sits on, is a popular weekend destination for weekend breaks and holidays in the Scottish Highlands, it is one of the last major towns before heading north-west to The Isle of Skye or East towards Inverness.
It also serves as the gateway to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain; standing against the coastline of Fort William you can take in the spectacular views of sandy beaches and dramatic hills surrounding the area, it is no wonder that Fort William is known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK.
If you prefer vast reaches to highland peaks, you can always explore the wilds of Ardnamurchan or the cinematic landscapes of Glencoe. Whilst there is also the Great Railway journey that sees you explore the Scottish Highlands by Steam train. Don’t forget to explore these other treasures whilst visiting Fort William;
- Great Glen Way
- West Highland Museum
- Neptunes Staircase
- Lochaber Geopark
- Old Inverlochy Castle
- Inverlochy Castle
Heading East from the Isle of Skye and Fort William we discover Inverness. Inverness is a compact, cosmopolitan city.
Whilst exploring this fascinating city, home to Inverness Castle and St Andrew’s Cathedral, you can continue on to the banks of the the River Ness, if you need a moment of peace and tranquility you can take a walk across the suspension bridge to the Ness Islands. Whilst relaxing against the River Ness, purpose you may catch a glimpse of a long-necked local that calls this area home.
If you are looking to take in more of historic Inverness, the Clava Cairns dates back to the Bronze age, and Culloden Battlefield, the site of the fateful clash of the Jacobite Risings. You can also take in the sights at Nairn, the Victorian seaside resort.
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