Itineraries for the Highlands

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A couple walk their dog on the sandy beach at Sango Bay
Get to know the Highlands - our trailer

Discover the Highlands of Scotland, a breathtaking land filled with stunning scenery, beautiful wildlife and fantastic activities.

VisitScotland The Highlands Guide
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Enjoy a great day out using our itineraries for the Highlands. Follow one of the many established trails, around Pictish stones or along the coast, or spend three days visiting the region's fascinating castles. You can also enjoy a city break in Inverness or follow the famous Malt Whisky Trail.

  • Dunrobin Castle and Grounds
    Dunrobin Castle and Grounds
  • Looking across the water to Cardhu Distillery, Knockando, Moray
    Cardhu Distillery, Knockando
  • Sueno's Stone, Forres
    Sueno's Stone, Forres
  • Bow and Fiddle, Portknockie
    Bow and Fiddle, Portknockie
  • Loch Ness
    Loch Ness
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 road side sign welcoming visitors to the Malt Whisky Trail

Malt Whisky Trail

Discover Scotland’s renowned Malt Whisky Trail and plan a three-day trip around unique and historic distilleries.

A pictish sculpture on display at Groam House Museum

Highland Pictish Trail

The Pictish Trail takes you from Inverness to Golspie in Sutherland.

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

Moray Coast Trail

Explore the beautiful Moray Coast on this delightful walking trail with splendid views of the Moray Firth and the North Sea.

Looking down the length of Loch Ness

South Loch Ness Trail

The South Loch Ness Trail is a 28 mile trail stretching from Loch Tarff to Torbreck Woods on the outskirts of Inverness.

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.

A line of seabirds perched on the rocky foreshore of Loch Torridon

Wild Coastal Trail

Follow this trail around the Highland coastline to visit some of the best spots to see a huge variety of sea life in Scotland, including whales and dolphins.