The Scottish Highlands in winter is a truly magical place. It's no wonder it was named as one of National Geographic's 'Best of the World' destinations for 2023! Wrap up warm and 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 (there's 25% off Caledonian Sleeper guest rooms between 3 January and 8 February at the moment!) and uncover the secrets of mysterious Loch Ness. Refresh your senses and explore the snow-capped mountains of the Cairngorms National Park where winter comes to life and a wonderful array of winter experiences await. 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. Venture north and witness crashing white horses from Caithness & Sutherland's dramatic clifftops, or take a relaxing stroll on Nairn's sandy beaches.

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 and 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.