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.
Highland Scotland Travel Guide Areas
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 >
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 >
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.
Cummingston a Hidden Gem on the Moray Coast Cummingston is easy to miss as it hosts just over 80 houses and is mere one kilometre long, however, it has access to a remarkable part of the Moray coastline. If you come off the B9040 (between Burghead and Hopeman) at...
Burghead Beach a great place to visit in 2021 When the tide is out this golden sandy shore allows you lots of space where it's difficult not to keep your distance from other visitors. Backed by amazing sand dunes and a forest that stretches on and on, a place where...
Burghead lies within the north-east of Scotland on the Moray coast, approximately 8 miles north-west of Elgin, mostly built on a peninsula that juts out into the Moray Firth the location enjoys a stunning beach and an impressive rocky shoreline. The town is host to a...