Certo, lo sappiamo bene: è un luogo comune, ma le Highlands sono davvero la Scozia dei sogni. Rappresentano una straordinaria miscela di cultura, storia, architettura e paesaggi senza pari. Immaginate cieli aperti, paesaggi strabilianti, piatti appetitosi e gente ospitale... non c'è niente di meglio se si desidera fuggire e rilassarsi. Imprevedibili. Indomabili. Incredibili. Sapreste trovare di meglio?

Lasciate che le sensazionali Highlands intessano la loro magia…

Ci si potrebbe perdere - non letteralmente - tra le maestose montagne e i laghi misteriosi mentre si attraversa questa splendida terra. I panorami sono semplicemente sbalorditivi. Attraversate il più grande parco nazionale della Gran Bretagna, osservate i delfini che giocano al largo della costa di Moray, ammirare il sensazionale paesaggio marino delle Highlands settentrionali, camminate all’ombra della vetta più alta della Gran Bretagna, il Ben Nevis, o esplorate le isole e i tratti di costa mozzafiato. E se non avete mai sentito parlare di Loch Ness, il lago più famoso della Scozia... ragazzi, vi aspetta proprio una bella sorpresa!

Tenetevi forte e fate un bel respiro profondo…

Non si può non esplorare il parco giochi naturale delle Highland, una regione che affascina gli amanti delle emozioni forti. E la cosa non stupisce affatto, se si pensa che Fort William è stata soprannominata la “capitale outdoor del Regno Unito”! Sede della UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, qui troverete sosprendenti montagne e potrete scegliere tra diversi sport in tutte le Highlands, come pesca, golf, kayaking in mare, rafting sulle rapide, gorge walking, munro bagging, sport sulla neve e altro ancora: la scelta sta a voi!

Ritorno al passato

Le Highlands sono avvolte da un’inquietante aria di mistero punteggiate da alcuni dei castelli più belli e più romantici del mondo, a testimonianza della storia turbolenta della regione. Dal Castello di Dunvegan sull'isola di Skye al Castello di Brodie a Moray fino a quello di Mey nelle Highlands settentrionali... sono tutti davvero spettacolari! Ma non ci sono solo i castelli, anche se sono tutti piuttosto sorprendenti. Venite a conoscere l’infame massacro del 1692 presso il Glencoe Visitor Centre, ammirate il monumento a Glenfinnan, un omaggio alla storia delle insurrezioni giacobiti, o visitate l’Highland Archive Centre alla scoperta del passato.

Indietro

Armadale

Towns & Villages
The hamlet of Armadale is on the Sleat Peninsula, at the south end of the Isle of Skye, and boasts a very attractive sheltered beach.

Aviemore

Towns & Villages
Located on the doorstep of the Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore is a major holiday resort surrounded by stunning scenery.

Beauly

Towns & Villages
Beauly is situated along side one of Scotland’s most renowned salmon fishing streams, the River Beauly.

Black Isle

Sub-region
The Black Isle is a peninsula in the Highlands of Scotland, located north of Inverness.

Broadford

Towns & Villages
The village of Broadford is the second largest on Skye and makes a good base for exploring the Cuillins and the island.

Brora

Towns & Villages
Placed perfectly on the magnificent east coast of Sutherland, the small village of Brora boasts a prime golf location.

Caithness And North Coast Sutherland Area

Sub-region
Caithness and North Coast Sutherland is a largely area of unspoilt, dramatic scenery in the far north of Scotland, indeed, on the extreme edge of Europe.

Dornoch

Towns & Villages
Sitting on the edge of the Dornoch Firth, the small historic town of Dornoch boasts a tranquil location, stunning scenery and sunny climate.

Drumnadrochit

Towns & Villages
Located at the head of Urquhart Bay on the northern shore of Loch Ness, the lovely village of Drumnadrochit is popular with Loch Ness monster hunters!

Dufftown

Towns & Villages
The vibrant and thriving Highland village of Dufftown is the ‘malt whisky capital of the world!

Dunvegan

Towns & Villages
The small town of Dunvegan on the west coast of the Isle of Skye is best known for Dunvegan Castle.

Durness

Towns & Villages
Durness is a thriving town surrounded by the dramatic landscape of Sutherland.

Elgin

Towns & Villages
Nestled in the world-famous whisky region, Elgin lies on the south coast of the Moray Firth roughly midway between Inverness and Aberdeen and straddles the River Lossie.

Forres

Towns & Villages
The attractive town of Forres is one of Scotland’s oldest small towns.

Fort William

Towns & Villages
Lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Fort William is the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’ and the main town in Lochaber.

Gairloch

Towns & Villages
Gairloch is a fantastic place to visit and of course for exploring Wester Ross and the north west Highlands.

Grantown-on-Spey

Towns & Villages
The small town of Grantown-on-Spey on the edge of the spectacular Cairngorms National Park is a great base for exploring the Strathspey area.

Helmsdale

Towns & Villages
Helmsdale, on the east coast of Sutherland, was built on golf, herrings and salmon!

Invergarry

Towns & Villages
Invergarry is a village at the foot of Glengarry, on the main route between Fort William and Inverness through the Great Glen.

Inverness

City
Inverness is one of Scotland's seven cities and sits in the south of the Highlands, on the banks of the River Ness.

John O' Groats

Towns & Villages

Kingussie

Towns & Villages
Kingussie is the capital of Badenoch in the Highlands. It’s a lovely lively town beside the River Spey in the midst of the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

Lochcarron

Towns & Villages
Lochcarron is a pretty village of white-washed cottages on the shore of Loch Carron in the Wester Ross region of Scotland.

Lochinver

Towns & Villages
The small fishing port and resort of Lochinver on the west coast of Scotland offers the very best views back across to Suilven.

Mallaig

Towns & Villages
The bustling and thriving port of Mallaig is situated on the north west coast along the famous Road to the Isles.

Nairn

Towns & Villages
Nairn is an attractive seaside town with a prime location on the Moray Firth and is one of the driest and sunniest places in Scotland.

Newtonmore

Towns & Villages
Newtonmore is a lovely village nestling in the upper reached of the Spey valley within the Cairngorms National Park.

Portree

Towns & Villages
Portree, the main town on the Isle of Skye, is a bustling port and a thriving cultural centre.

Spean Bridge

Towns & Villages
The small and attractive village of Spean Bridge is located at the southern end of the Great Glen and is best known for its iconic Commando Memorial.

Tain

Towns & Villages
The small but thriving town of Tain, situated on the south shore of Dornoch Firth, is Scotland’s oldest royal burgh.

Thurso

Towns & Villages
The most northerly town in mainland Scotland, Thurso is a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside.

Tomintoul

Towns & Villages
Nestled at a height of 1164 ft on the northern slopes of the Cairngorm Mountains, Tomintoul is the highest village in the Highlands.

Uig

Towns & Villages
Set in a sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay on Skye, Uig is a ferry port to the Western Isles and a good base for a walking holiday.

Ullapool

Towns & Villages
The picturesque fishing town of Ullapool, nestled on the shores of Lochbroom, is a great holiday destination and a gateway to the Northern Highlands.

Wick

Towns & Villages
The former Viking settlement of Wick is the principal town in the far north of the mainland.

Aviemore iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Aviemore iCentre is located in the centre of the village only 200 yards from the rail station and bus stop - a great place to start exploring the Cairngorm National Park.

Daviot Wood iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Daviot Wood is a seasonal iCentre located in the forest just off the northbound carriageway of the A9, only 4 miles before Inverness. Our friendly staff can provide expert advice on the Inverness area and beyond.

Drumnadrochit iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Drumnadrochit iCentre is ideally situated off the A82 in the main village car park. We offer a wide range of services including accommodation booking, bus tickets, loch cruise booking and a good range of gifts, maps and books.

Durness iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Durness iCentre has one of the best views in Scotland, overlooking beautiful Sango Bay in the far North West Highlands. Our enthusiastic local staff are on hand to offer help and advice to ensure that your visit is a memorable one.

Fort Augustus iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Situated at the main car park in the village and only a short walk from the shores of Loch Ness. We offer a wide range of services including accommodation bookings.

Fort William iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Fort William iCentre is situated in the town's High Street. We offer a wide range of services including accommodation bookings, bus and ferry tickets, loch cruises and activity bookings.

Inverness iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
The Highland capital’s official source for information on everything there is to do and see in Inverness and the Highlands. Our enthusiastic team can help you book your accommodation, transport, day trips and cruises on Loch Ness.

Lochinver iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Lochinver iCentre is a seasonal centre and with plenty of parking close by, it’s easily accessible for visitors.

North Kessock iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Located just over the Kessock Bridge, on the A9 North of Inverness overlooking the Beauly Firth. Let us help you spot the local Dolphins, and provide you with all you need to enjoy the wild, rugged, beautiful northern Highlands of Scotland.

Portree iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Portree iCentre is ideally situated in the centre of town on the stunning Isle of Skye.

Strontian iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Strontian iCentre is situated at the main car park in the village. Here you can find out about local walks, wildlife, geology and history. You can also purchase a wide range of gifts, books, maps and postcards.

Thurso iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Open all year round, Thurso iCentre is situated in the fascinating Caithness Horizons Museum and is one of the most northerly towns in the UK mainland. Our friendly local staff are on hand to offer you help and assistance.

Ullapool iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Ideally situated, Ullapool iCentre is located in the heart of this historic village in Argyle Street. We offer excellent advice and knowledge of our beautiful area along with an accommodation and travel booking service.

Arrampicatevi sui pinnacoli di Skye, famosi in tutto il mondo.

Certo, si tratta di un’impresa intrepida, lo sappiamo bene, ma lasciatecelo dire, la vista è semplicemente fuori dal mondo!

Sentite il richiamo degli spiriti delle Highland?

Viaggiare nelle Highland

Come arrivare

È facile raggiungere e attraversare le Highlands grazie all’estesa rete di strade e trasporti pubblici. La regione potrebbe anche apparire remota, ma questa splendida parte della Scozia è molto accessibile e la sua visita vale certamente il viaggio.

Come muoversi

  • Sia che arriviate in macchina a Fort William & Lochaber, a piedi percorrendo la West Highland Way o in treno lungo la West Highland Line, vedrete senza dubbio alcuni dei paesaggi più belli di tutta la Scozia.
  • Attraversate la regione di Moray Speyside in lungo e in largo per un giorno con il biglietto a validità giornaliera Stagecoach Dayrider, oppure esplorate il Malt Whisky Trail in auto, seguendo i cartelli con le scritte bianche su fondo marrone.
  • Attraversate lo Skye Bridge e arrivate a Kyleakin per poi seguire la A87 verso Broadford, oppure imbarcatevi sul traghetto  CalMac che fa servizio tutto l’anno tra Mallaig e Armadale: i due percorsi sono altrettanto pittoreschi.
  • Ogni giorno ci sono treni e autobus di linea per Inverness, Nairn e Loch Ness da Edimburgo, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Stirling, Perth. In alternativa potete unirvi a un tour organizzato in pullman,  pianificando il vostro itinerario con Traveline Scotland.
  • Se viaggiate da o per Fort William, potete anche affrontare parte del tragitto a piedi lungo la Great Glen Way.
  • Andare in bicicletta su strada e fuori strada è un’ottima maniera per raggiungere e attraversare il Cairngorms National Park. La route 7 del  National Cycle Network e parti della Deeside Way, della Speyside Way e della Dava Way sono tutte percorribili in bicicletta.
  • Inverness agisce come via d’accesso alle Highlands settentrionali, con voli regolari dalla maggior parte del Regno Unito. In alternative, potete volare direttamente all’Aeroporto di Wick John O' Groats daEdimburgo. Una volta nella zona, esplorate l’estremità settentrionale della Scozia percorrendo una nuovissima strada turistica, la North Coast 500, la risposta scozzese alla Route 66 statunitense.

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