The Scottish Highlands
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Lochan Urr in Glen Etive
See the striking mountains of Buachaille Etive Beag and Buachaille Etive Mor.

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The Highlands

The Scottish Highlands is really the Scotland of your imagination. With welcoming people, a unique culture, dramatic landscapes, romantic castles and a fascinating history, this is the perfect backdrop for your next Scottish adventure. So head north for a weekend break or longer holiday in the Highlands!

With such a vast area, it's difficult to know where to go in the Scottish Highlands, from its lively capital Inverness to its stunning countryside.

There are plenty of things to do in the Highlands. Explore the mysterious Loch Ness, pass through the Cairngorms National Park, marvel at iconic castles on the Isle of Skye, witness dolphins frolicking off the Moray Speyside coast, walk up Britain's highest peak, Ben Nevis, in Lochaber, or explore the rugged coastline of Caithness.

Start planning your perfect Scottish Highlands holidays now!

Please look after the Scottish countryside as you explore and refer to our Outdoor Access Guidelines.

Local Walks in the Highlands

The Scottish Highlands offers miles of stunning landscapes and glorious wilderness to explore on foot. There are hundreds of wonderful walks and trails, but here are just a few to get you started:

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Travel in the Highlands

Getting here and around

You can easily get to and around the Highlands using the extensive network of public transport and roads. The region may appear remote, but this beautiful part of Scotland is very accessible and is certainly worth the journey.

To work out your travel plans, decide which area of the Highlands you want to visit, and you can then find information on travelling by car, bus, train or even flying to Inverness in our handy online brochures.
They will even help you work out how to get around the area, so you can really start planning that Highland adventure.

Travel to Inverness, Nairn & Loch Ness

Travel to Moray Speyside

Travel to Skye

Travel to North Highlands

Travel to Fort William & Lochaber

Travel to the Cairngorms National Park

Travel to Ullapool and Wester Ross