The Scottish Highlands Tourist Information

The Scottish Highlands has so much to offer, friendly people, rich culture, spectacular mountains, craggy peaks, rivers, lochs and isolated beaches. It’s the perfect place for a holiday or short break.

The best time to visit the Scottish Highlands is the summer as the winters can be bleak and many guest houses and hotels are closed. Be prepared for all weathers even during the summer months you can be caught in the rain.

There are some of Scotland’s finest bed and breakfasts and guest houses nestling in remote hideaways that offer stunning scenery, picturesque villages, good whisky, gourmet meals and tranquillity. Perhaps you will want to stay in a Scottish Castle, a country hotel or on a working farm, the Highlands have it all.

Inverness is the city in the Highlands and is the hub of a transport network leading to and from all parts of the Scottish Highlands and the rest of the UK. There are many places in the Scottish Highlands to visit including Fort William & Lochaber, Skye & Lochalsh, Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn, Cairngorms & Aviemore and the Northern Highlands and the numerous pretty surrounding villages.

When visiting the Scottish Highlands you will be amazed by how much wildlife can be seen these may include Otters, Seals, Dolphins, Whales, Puffins, Buzzards, Osprey, White Tailed Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles, Red Squirrels, Red Deer, Roe Deer and the Scottish Wildcat.

If its adventure you after then the Scottish Highlands can offer walking, hiking, golf, quad-biking, horse riding, fly fishing, mountain biking, falconry, kayaking, white-water rafting and bird watching to name just a few.

Alternatively you could visit some of Scotland’s finest castles, steam trains, gardens, museums, Ben Nevis (UK’s highest Mountain) or take a trip to Loch Ness and see if you can find Nessie (Loch Ness’s Monster). If you like mountain bike riding then why not visit the UK’s longest downhill mountain bike track at Nevis range near Fort William. For those of you that enjoy Golf then the Scottish Highlands have lots of golf courses catering for all abilities.

So whether you are looking for a taste of the local culture and history, adventure or just complete peace and quiet, the Highlands of Scotland is the place to come.