Things to see and do in the Highlands

Welcome to the Highlands, a beautiful and inspiring region with a fascinating history, ancient landscapes and a long list of things to see and do. Explore famous lochs, breathtaking beaches and magnificent glens, witness battlefields and ancient monuments, admire local arts and crafts, try almost every outdoor activity you could think of and marvel at the beauty of a remarkable range of wildlife.

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VisitScotland The Highlands Guide
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Flowerbeds at Inverewe Gardens

Parks and gardens

Take a stroll through one of the parks and gardens in the Highlands. Browse the listings and organise your day out today.

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A woman photographing a dolphin breaking water on a boat trip on the Moray Firth

Wildlife

The Highlands is home to a remarkable range of wildlife, from the Cairngorms National Park to the Moray Firth.

Looking through a window into a gallery

Arts and culture

Uncover the works of gifted local artists in the Highlands and attend thrilling arts festivals.

Looking across to Dunrobin Castle, near Golspie, Sutherland
Castle itinerary

Explore the dramatic history of the Scottish Highlands as you take a tour around the various castles in the region.

The Town House and other historic buildings on the High Street of Inverness
Inverness

For a relaxing city break, head north to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.