The Scottish Highlands in winter is a truly magical place. Wrap up warm and explore what's on your doorstep. Reconnect with nature as you step into a wonderful world of fluffy snow, icy lochs and wintry mountains.

Start your Highland winter break in the iconic capital of Inverness and uncover the secrets of the mysterious Loch Ness. Refresh your senses and explore the glorious snow-capped mountains of Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park. Or hit the ski slopes for some exhilarating snowsports in Lochaber, the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

Winter is a great time to experience the Highlands' spectacular coastline. Breathe in the crisp winter air and witness crashing white horses from Caithness' dramatic clifftops or take a relaxing stroll on the sandy beaches of Nairn or Dornoch.

Slow down and step back in time into a land of castles and clan rivalries on the Isle of Skye. Or explore the hidden gems of the North Coast 500 in the 3,000 million-year-old wilderness of the North West Highlands Geopark.

In the evening, cosy up by the fire with tasty local food and a warming dram along the Malt Whisky Trail in Moray Speyside, and count your lucky stars, marvelling at some of the darkest skies in Scotland.