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The Highlands

The Scottish Highlands is really the Scotland of your imagination and the perfect backdrop for your next adventure. It's no wonder that it was named as one of National Geographic's "Best of the World" destinations for 2023. 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.

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Explore The Highlands

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Travel to and around the Highlands

Getting to the Highlands

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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. 

For local bus services and timetables check out Stagecoach Bus




Getting around the Highlands


The Highlands is a beautiful place to explore on a bike. There are a number of cycle routes to explore in the area, which provide a blend of wide open spaces, forests and woodland - along with relatively quiet roads in many locations. 

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A tip from your local expert

Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve

Just north of the beautiful fishing village of Ullapool, Knockan Crag Visitor Centre is open year-round and promises an earth-moving experience for all. Follow the Rock Route into the North West Highlands Geopark and step back in time!


Assistant iCentre Manager, Ullapool

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