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  • Attadale Gardens with a view of Loch Carron
    Attadale Gardens, Loch Carron
  • View towards the Cairngorms near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park
    Looking towards the Cairngorms near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park
  • Looking up the main driveway of Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
    Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
  • Carefully tended flowerbeds at Inverewe Gardens
    Inverewe Gardens
  • A family on a wooden treetop walkway at Landmark Forest Adventure Park
    Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge

Take a stroll through one of the charming parks and gardens in the Highlands, where you can admire flowers, spot rare wildlife and enjoy a range of outdoor activities.

Whether you are admiring the colourful gardens which surround Dunvegan Castle on Skye, or adventure seeking in Cairngorms National Park, you will be amazed at what the Highlands’ parks and gardens have to offer.

One of the most beautiful attractions in the Highlands is Inverewe Garden at Poolewe where the warm currents of the Gulf Stream along the west coast have produced remarkable results. This stunning 50-acre garden is an oasis of exotic plants that includes rhododendrons from the Himalayas, eucalypts from Tasmania as well eye-catching flora from South America, Africa and elsewhere. You can also enjoy wandering along a series of trails as well as stopping off at a hide from where you can spot seals and otters.

The castles of the Highlands tend to have wonderful gardens and Cawdor Castle near Nairn has three of them. The Walled Garden is the oldest and dates from around 1600, the Flower Garden is an absolute delight and the Wild Garden lies between the castle and Cawdor Burn.

Browse the detailed listings of parks and gardens in the Highlands and organise your day out in Scotland today.

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  1. Landmark Forest Adventure Park

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Carrbridge

    Voted "THE PERFECT FAMILY DAY OUT" (Visit Scotland and Daily Mail Readers) Some comments made on Tripadvor:- "LANDMARK - HIGHLAND GEM" "BRILLIANT - 10 STARS!" "COULD NOT FAULT!" "GREAT FOR KIDS, INCLUDING ANY ADULTS 'INNER KID'"

  2. Lochalsh Woodland Garden

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Kyle of Lochalsh

    The Lochalsh Woodland Garden is an attractively designed garden.

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    Aberlour

    The clock tower on the site of the orphanage in the village of Aberlour is all that remains of the original building. To make this a place local people can be proud of, and tell the story of Aberlour Orphanage, we created a memorial garden.

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Kyle of Lochalsh

    At Balmacara Estate, discover a traditional Scottish crofting estate and experience a mix of history, biodiversity and beautiful landscapes.

  5. Logie Steading Visitor Centre

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    Country Estates

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Forres

    Welcome to Logie Steading Visitor Centre. The stone farm buildings are home to a shopping village, café and heritage centre. Walk around the Logie House garden or along the dramatic River Findhorn to complete your visit.

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Mey

    Make your visit to Caithness memorable by visiting the unique Castle and Gardens of Mey.

  7. Cawdor Castle

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    Castles

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    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle

    Cawdor

    Discover the romantic Highland castle, the 14th century home of the Thanes of Cawdor.

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Armadale

    Discover the history of the Highlands and Islands through the story of Clan Donald, its most powerful clan, at our award-winning museum.

  9. Ardtornish

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Ardtornish features wonderful gardens featuring mature conifers, rhododendrons, deciduous trees, shrubs and herbaceous, all set amidst magnificent scenery.

  10. Applecross Walled Garden

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Applecross

    Applecross Walled Garden is a lovingly restored garden in the Scottish Highlands.

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