It'll take you quite some time to explore the 30,000 km² of the Highlands. There are plenty of free attractions and places to visit, ideal for anyone on a budget. Maybe you'll delve into Jacobite history at a museum, explore a prehistoric burial site, or take time to capture that perfect snap of a railway engineering wonder?

The vast landscape has an undulating coastline, wild expanses, rugged mountains, rushing rivers, and conifer-rich woodlands, and - luckily - most of it won't cost you a penny. They say the best things in life are free, and this is certainly true when it comes to the Highlands.