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#1 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Owner description: The Highland's Premier 4x4 Off-Road Driving Experience and Extreme Quad Biking Attraction in the North of Scotland. Open... more » Owner description: The Highland's Premier 4x4 Off-Road Driving Experience and Extreme Quad Biking Attraction in the North of Scotland. Open all year round. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat. 11.00 - 17.30.(dusk in Jan/Feb). Please call us to book in. 15 minutes from Inverness, Inverness Airport and Invergordon. It's an all-weather adrenaline filled activity which will make you happy and scared at the same time! 4x4 Driving from age 17+, Quad Biking from age 16+, this awesome attraction is like no other Driving Experience Centre you have been too. Set high in the hills by Loch Duntelchaig, this family run business will show you just what these powerful LandRover cars machines are capable of and you will come away delighted at just what you have achieved over our purpose built Highland themed obstacle course! Fun for kids too, no lower age limit for passengers. Want more exhilaration? Choose our 4WD Honda Big Red Quads and experience EXTREME 4WD quad biking. We offer Corporate Venue Hire, Group bookings, Stag and Hen Packages, Gift Vouchers, Luxury accommodation and more too. See the website for full details. « less
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#2 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Glen Coe (Glencoe)
#3 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Valleys
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Bealach na Ba Road (Applecross)
#4 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
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#5 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Designed by Old Tom Morris in 1886, this challenging, historic course has spectacular views of the North Sea and goes almost... more » Owner description: Designed by Old Tom Morris in 1886, this challenging, historic course has spectacular views of the North Sea and goes almost straight out and straight back, with the angle changing subtly at each hole. « less
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Commando Monument (Spean Bridge)
#6 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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#7 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Scenic Railroads
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Steall Waterfall (Fort William)
#8 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Waterfalls
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Highland Folk Museum (Newtonmore)
#9 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Parks; Museums
Owner description: Discover how Highland people lived, worked and played at this award-winning museum. Experience life portrayed from the early... more » Owner description: Discover how Highland people lived, worked and played at this award-winning museum. Experience life portrayed from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s. Find the difference between a “cruck” and a “croman”, smell the “reek” of a peat fire, relive early school days and life on the farm, or just enjoy a “blether” and reminisce with our friendly staff. Extensive play area, shops, café, and picnic sites throughout grounds. A great family day out for all ages. Free admissionOpen Easter to end of October – 3 to 6 hour visit recommended « less
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EcoVentures (Cromarty)
#10 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Tours
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Ben Nevis (Fort William)
#11 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Mountains
Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
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#12 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Please avoid the disappointment of being turned away. Aigas Field Centre is a residential business and not open to passing... more » Owner description: Please avoid the disappointment of being turned away. Aigas Field Centre is a residential business and not open to passing visitors. Prior booking is always required. The internationally acclaimed and award-winning field centre for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; Aigas is a Highland estate and family home offering unsurpassed hospitality, educational holidays and wildlife experiences to residential visitors from all over the world. « less
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#13 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: History Museums
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Nairn Beach (Nairn)
#14 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Culloden Battlefield (Culloden Moor)
#15 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Battlefields; Historic Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles.
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Sandwood Bay (Caithness and Sutherland)
#16 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches

Sandwood Bay : Worth the walk. There is nowhere to get a postcard or an ice cream but that is precisely why Sandwood Bay is one of Europe's best beaches. It is a four mile... more »

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Glen Etive (Glencoe Village)
#17 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Achmelvich Beach (Lochinver)
#18 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
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West Highland Line (Fort William)
#19 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Scenic Railroads
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Loch an Eilein (Aviemore)
#20 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water
Owner description: Hidden in the forest of Rothiemurchus, this beautiful place is one of the most loved in the UK. Loch an Eilein (loch of the... more » Owner description: Hidden in the forest of Rothiemurchus, this beautiful place is one of the most loved in the UK. Loch an Eilein (loch of the island) with its 13th century island castle, was voted Britain's Best Picnic Spot as part of the celebrations to highlight the 10th anniversary of Warburtons National Bread Week which took place in May 2010 - a big thank you to everyone who voted. Step back in time and retrace the steps of the Highland cattle raiders as you enjoy views of the dramatic and mysterious Highland castle and enjoy the exceptional wildlife of the forest including Red Squirrels and Scottish Crossbills. You can enjoy some of the best low level walking in Scotland. Sheltered by ancient pine trees with views of the mountains, the path round the loch is suitable for motorised wheel chairs, off road buggies and is part of the 50km Rothiemurchus way marked network of paths. « less
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Knockan Crag (Ullapool)
#21 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#22 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Trails; Hiking Trails; Scenic Railroads
Well-marked walking path stretching from Glasgow to Fort William.
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#23 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Castles
This 189-room castle was home to the dukes of Sutherland for 800 years.
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Doune Castle (Doune)
#24 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Castles
Owner description: Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle. Its most striking feature is... more » Owner description: Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle. Its most striking feature is the 100ft high gatehouse which includes the splendid Lord's Hall with its musicians' gallery, double fireplace and carved oak screen.Discover the new nature trail in the castle grounds or take an audio tour of the castle narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones. Hear the exciting history of the medieval castle and residents, as well stories of the making of Monty Python and the Holy Grail which was filmed at the castle. Visitors can hear clips from the film and find out about the alternative history of Spamalot, elderberries, African swallows and wooden badgers. « less
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#25 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Eilean Donan Castle (Kyle of Lochalsh)
#26 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Castles; Historic Sites

Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland . The reason for that is simple - it looks stunning at almost any time of year . The castle is on an island... more »

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#27 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Castles; Gardens
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Speyside Wildlife (Aviemore)
#28 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching experiences to suit everyone. We run fully inclusive,... more » Owner description: Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching experiences to suit everyone. We run fully inclusive, fully guided, bird, whale and mammal watching holidays, in Scotland and around the world, for enthusiasts of every ability, plus tailor-made wildlife watching tours of any length to suit your requirements. Visit our evening mammal watching hides in the Cairngorms National Park for close up and personal views of Pine Marten, Badgers and more! « less
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Dornoch Beach (Dornoch)
#29 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches
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Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (Caithness and Sutherland)
#30 of 280 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Handa Island is one of the most important seabird colonies in northern Europe. Home to over 100,000 seabirds in the... more » Owner description: Handa Island is one of the most important seabird colonies in northern Europe. Home to over 100,000 seabirds in the summer, including internationally important populations of Guillemot, Razorbill and Great Skua. Small numbers of Puffin and Arctic Skua amongst other seabirds also nest. The island is also superb for botany and for spotting whales, dolphins, seals and the occasional otter. The scenery and geology is also fantastic.The reserve is owned by the Scourie Estate, and managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. There are few facilities on the island, just a small visitor shelter, composting toilet and shop. The reserve is reached by a ferry boat from Tarbet, near Scourie, and runs from 2nd April - 1st September. The ferry runs on demand Monday - Saturday from 9.30am, with the last boat out at 2pm. Returns available all day with the last one being at 5pm. Ferry charges £12.50 for adults, £5 for children (ages 5-14), under 5's are free. Please note, the ferry does not run on Sunday or in severe weather. « less
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