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Things to do in Scottish Highlands

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Glen Coe (Glencoe)
Ranked #1 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Valleys; Outdoors
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Ranked #2 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Bealach na Ba Road (Applecross)
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$732* and up
Ranked #3 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
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EcoVentures (Cromarty)
Ranked #4 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Tours; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #5 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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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Steall Waterfall (Fort William)
Ranked #6 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Sandwood Bay (Kinlochbervie)
Ranked #7 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ben Nevis (Fort William)
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$397* and up
Ranked #8 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
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Highland Folk Museum (Newtonmore)
Ranked #9 of 247 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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Commando Monument (Spean Bridge)
Ranked #10 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
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Glen Etive (Glencoe Village)
Ranked #12 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Durness Beach (Durness)
Ranked #13 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Nairn Beach (Nairn)
Ranked #14 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: This Nature Reserve is developed and managed by Highland Titles on the east bank of Loch Linnhe, between Salachan and Duror... more » Owner description: This Nature Reserve is developed and managed by Highland Titles on the east bank of Loch Linnhe, between Salachan and Duror Glens. It provides a unique retreat for everyone, whether you simply want to soak up the peaceful atmosphere of a true wilderness amidst stunning scenery, walk the dogs or witness first-hand the Highland Titles ecological restoration programme with their flagship 60 acre Diamond Jubilee Wood. All this is funded by the sale of souvenir plots of land to people who love Scotland, and want to help restore native hardwood trees in the Highlands. Simple improvements are ongoing, including walking trails, benches along the way for quiet enjoyment of the surroundings, and signage explaining the natural habitat. If requested in advance we will try to arrange for a local guide to help you find your plot, and if required, to get around the Reserve. Our vehicle is not always available and we cannot guarantee that a driver will be able to take you. Refreshments and lodging are available in a number of nearby communities. « less
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Dornoch Beach (Dornoch)
Ranked #17 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Achmelvich Beach (Lochinver)
Ranked #18 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
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Culloden Battlefield (Culloden Moor)
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$907* and up
Ranked #19 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Battlefields; Historic Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles.
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West Highland Line (Fort William)
Ranked #20 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Loch an Eilein (Aviemore)
Ranked #22 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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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$732* and up
Ranked #23 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Canyons; Waterfalls; Outdoors
200-foot gorge.
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Ranked #24 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Visit Britain's only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural environment. Follow your guide as they lead you up to the... more » Owner description: Visit Britain's only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural environment. Follow your guide as they lead you up to the reindeer's mountain enclosure. Once there, your guide will tell you all about the reindeer and you can walk amongst them, stroking them and feeding them by hand.Don't fancy the hill trip? For those less able, from Easter to New Year, we have a small group of reindeer in the paddock at the Centre itself. For younger visitors, there is a quiz, you can make your own badge, or make an antler headband. « less
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Ranked #25 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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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Speyside Wildlife (Aviemore)
Ranked #26 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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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Eilean Donan Castle (Kyle of Lochalsh)
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$397* and up
Ranked #27 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Cultural

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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Ranked #28 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Castles; Cultural
This 189-room castle was home to the dukes of Sutherland for 800 years.
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Gruinard Bay (Gairloch)
Ranked #29 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
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The Skye Ferry (Glenelg)
Ranked #30 of 247 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Other
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