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  • The village of Avoch on Avoch Bay, the Black Isle
    Avoch
  • Dingwall with the clock tower of the town hall visible
    The market town of Dingwall, near Inverness
  • Looking over Loch Linnhe to the town of Fort William with Ben Nevis in the background
    Looking across Loch Linnhe to Fort William and Ben Nevis
  • Looking along the High Street in Nairn
    Nairn High Street
  • Looking down to Plockton and Loch Carron from a hillside above the village
    Plockton and Loch Carron

Find out more about the city, towns and villages in the Highlands with information on attractions, activities, history and more. The region's welcoming towns, villages and remote communities are a pleasure to explore.

The resort town of Aviemore, with its excellent range of hotels, restaurants and bars, makes the ideal base for discovering the many attractions and beautiful scenery of the Cairngorms National Park.

The peaceful fishing village of Findhorn boasts miles of sandy beaches and draws plenty of sailing boats and a great deal of birdlife. Lossiemouth is loved by surfers and golfers, who are drawn to miles of golden sand and two excellent links courses. The historic town of Elgin is home to a number of attractions including Elgin Cathedral and Elgin Museum, Scotland’s oldest independent museum.

Inverness is a modern and dynamic city worth spending some time in. Among the attractions of the Highland capital are Inverness Castle and Eden Court (with its theatre and cinema) in addition to a wide range of top hotels, quality restaurants and shops. For some peace and relaxation, cross the suspension bridge to the tranquil Ness Islands where you can chill out by the river or take a scenic walk along the bank. A good place to watch life on the Caledonian Canal is the pretty village of Fort Augustus and Nairn is home to grand villas, beautiful beaches, two championship golf courses and an excellent museum.

In Thurso, make sure to visit Caithness Horizons, a wonderful museum and gallery that tells the story of the area. Helmsdale boasts the Timespan Heritage and Arts Centre and in the estuary town of Wick visitors will love the largest multi award-winning museum in the north of Scotland, the Wick Heritage Centre.

Portree is the main town on Skye and a popular base for exploring the rest of the island. The harbour town offers a wide range of accommodation options and there are plenty of places to shop, eat and drink. Back on the mainland, Fort William is best known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’ and is a brilliant base for outdoor activities like climbing and hillwalking.

Browse the listings and organise your trip to the towns and villages of the Highlands today.

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  1. Durness

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    Durness

    Durness is a thriving town surrounded by the dramatic landscape of Sutherland.

  2. Waternish

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    Waternish

    Waternish is a narrow peninsula on the Isle of Skye offering impressive panoramic views of the island and beyond to the Outer Isles.

  3. Glenfinnan

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    Glenfinnan

    Scattered along the main road, Glenfinnan is situated at the head of Loch Shiel which stretches south west for 20 miles to Acharacle.

  4. Tomintoul

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    Tomintoul

    Nestled at a height of 1164 ft on the northern slopes of the Cairngorm Mountains, Tomintoul is the highest village in the Highlands.

  5. Dunvegan

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    Dunvegan

    The small town of Dunvegan on the west coast of the Isle of Skye is best known for Dunvegan Castle.

  6. Strontian

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    Strontian

    The small village of Strontian is attractively located on Loch Sunart in the western Highlands where the areas of Ardgour, Sunart and Morvern meet.

  7. Kinlochleven

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    Kinlochleven

    Kinlochleven lies at the eastern end of Loch Leven, at the foot of the spectacular mountains known as the Mamores.

  8. Dornie

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    Dornie

    The small former fishing village of Dornie is nestled in the magnificent western Ross-shire Highlands of Scotland.

  9. Arisaig

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    Arisaig

    Centred on the sheltered shore of Loch nan Ceall on the west coast, Arisaig is a pretty village boasting superb scenery.

  10. Poolewe

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    Poolewe

    Situated at the sheltered south side of Loch Ewe, Poolewe is a neat but very attractive little village with a stunning location.

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