Highland Scotland Travel Guide 2021

Scotland’s Highlands & Islands

The adventure starts here …

With hundreds of places to discover including iconic mountains, historic sites, nature reserves, legendary castles the highlands provides many memorable places and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Discover the Amazing Highlands & Islands of Scotland with this Highland Scotland Travel Guide 2021

From stunning white sandy beaches to forest clad mountains, wild and rugged moorlands, sea lochs and lochans the Highlands of Scotland has much to offer.

History, culture, amazing food and a welcome like no other the Highlands is home to whisky, golf courses an abundance of wildlife and flora often unique to the area.

Dawn in the forest, Cairngorm National Park

Highland Scotland and it’s Islands are home to diverse landscapes, remote moors, forests and woodland, mountains and lochs.

Visit the Highlands & Islands where you can discover stunning countryside, from long sandy beaches to rugged cliffs that are home to a large variety of seabirds, seals and otters.

Ancient forests that are home to deer, golden eagles, Scottish wildcats and a host of other creatures. A land that welcomes it’s guests, reputed for fresh home produced food and a delight for those who like adventure in the wild outdoors.

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The Highlands & Islands of Scotland is host to some amazing Highland campsites that cater for tents, Motor-homes and Touring caravans.

From woodland parks to campsites by the sea and lochs there’s something for everyone.

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Beaches are prolific in the Scottish Highlands and lots have stunning long sandy beaches where you can enjoy exceptional scenery.

The wonderful part is that most of the beaches in the Highlands are seldom over-crowded. 

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Scotland is well known for its castles and provide favourite locations for film producers together with visitors that are keen to discover the heritage.

Ghostly tales and stories of fierce battles and rivalry all come to life when visiting these historic sites

Scenic Places to visit

When visiting the Highlands there is a huge selection of places to see and discover.

I have listed some of my favourite locations and hope you enjoy visiting them as much as I do.

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Northern Highlands & Islands

A vast, epic land where the soul of Scotland lies with an awe-inspiring beauty that leaves an imprint on all who visit. Mist, mountains, ancient rocks, forests, moors and heather adorn the land. When the sun shines it’s magical.

Tales are embedded in stone throughout this land in chambered cairns, brochs, ancient castles along with crumbled, abandoned crofts all remind us of turbulent times within its history.

Outdoors is a delight for a multitude of sports and pastimes, wildlife and flora are in abundance. Enjoy woodland strolls, thrilling mountain bike and cycling trails, kayaking, beach-combing, snowboarding, skiing to bird-watching the highlands has it all. Discover the Highlands & Islands >

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Inverness & Central Highlands

This is Scotland’s adventure playground as it encompasses the Cairngorm National Park, Fort William and Glencoe areas that are a haven to mountain lovers and outdoor adventurers. Soaring hills, wooded glens and mystical lochs.

It’s also home to Inverness the capital city of the Highlands with shops, pubs and restaurnats in abundance. Near-by is the Caledonian canal, stunning Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle.

At Fort William sits Ben Nevis the highest mountain in the UK. From the town is the “Road to the Isles” which takes you past the rail viaduct famed in the Harry Potter film, onwards to beaches of Morar ending in the delightful town of Mallaig. Discover the Inverness & Central Highlands >

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North East Scotland

When visiting the Highlands most people rush to the central and western areas and often miss out visiting this part of the country. It’s an area of diverse beauty and worth visiting with it’s whisky and castles trails and beaches.

Royal Deeside, Speyside, the Moray Firth, Angus, Aberdeen-shire all provide stunning scenery and an abundance of sight-seeing opportunities and activities to suit most tastes.

Moray and Aberdeenshire is host to a largest concentration of Baronial castles in the country along with excellent beaches, quaint fishing villages and whisky distilleries. Royal Deeside is home to Balmoral castle and exquisite countryside. 

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