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Top things to do in Scottish Highlands

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The Ice Factor (Kinlochleven)
Ranked #1 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: A must visit for adventure seekers of all ages. World's biggest indoor ice climbing wall, Rock Climbing and New Aerial... more » Owner description: A must visit for adventure seekers of all ages. World's biggest indoor ice climbing wall, Rock Climbing and New Aerial Adventure Course. Taster and skills classes every day.Free children's play area, cafe, cosy climbers bar/restaurant, sauna and steam room. 4 star activity centre, 5 times winner of top tourism award for tourism excellence « less
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Ranked #2 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Owner description: Fun 4x4 Highland theme track driving and exciting, extreme QUAD BIKING near Loch Ness! Only 20 minutes from Inverness.... more » Owner description: Fun 4x4 Highland theme track driving and exciting, extreme QUAD BIKING near Loch Ness! Only 20 minutes from Inverness. Top 5 Activity out of 222 on TripAdvisor in the whole of the Scottish Highlands 2015. It's like no other 4x4 driving experience you have been to! It's for fun, not a lesson, you do all the driving and there are no strangers in your car as you and your friends navigate round our crazy Highland themed adventure track! You will drive two varied laps so you have new things to come to on each lap. Get ready to drive into the Wallace Pass, over Nessie's Back, climb the Golden Eagle Hill, drop over the Salmon Leap, drive through the Original Whisky Trail to name a few and don't forget Scotland's highest See-Saw! It really is unique. The Extreme Quad Biking is for the over 16's only as the bikes are big and the terrain is not suitable for children but it is awesome for adults who enjoy exhilaration! Yet again we have created a track that is much more than a flat field. It makes use of the natural features of the hill side and woods and gives you a quad biking experience that is more than a trail or a trek, it too is unique. We will take you out in your own private group so you are not with strangers wherever possible, that way your group can go with the pace you decide. You can always stop to rest if you need to while the others carry on and then pick you up in a few moments. We want you to be happy! We offer Corporate Venue Hire, Group bookings, Stag and Hen Packages, Gift Vouchers, Luxury accommodation and more too. « less
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Glen Coe (Glencoe)
Ranked #3 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Valleys; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #4 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Bealach na Ba Road (Applecross)
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$701* and up
Ranked #5 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Full On Adventure (Aviemore)
Ranked #6 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: Full On Adventure, Aviemore based provider of great outdoor activities.We provide a wide range of adventure activities and... more » Owner description: Full On Adventure, Aviemore based provider of great outdoor activities.We provide a wide range of adventure activities and wild adventure journeys. Our Aviemore based adventures include River Tubing (White Water Adventure tubing), White Water Rafting, Canyoning, River Touring Kayak and Canoe trips, ww kayak coaching, sea kayaking, guided mountain biking, Nordic XC Ski hire and lessons, Alpine and Back Country Skiing or Snow Boarding lessons and guiding, Winter Skills courses, Adventure Training and Corporate adventure activities. We also run a number of adventurous multi day trips to various locations. We pride ourselves on having a highly skilled team of qualified guides, only the best quality equipment and extra warm gear for when it's not the sunny paradise that is the Scottish Highlands. « less
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Commando Monument (Spean Bridge)
Ranked #7 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Steall Waterfall (Fort William)
Ranked #8 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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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Ben Nevis (Fort William)
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$343* and up
Ranked #10 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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 #11 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; History Museums; Parks
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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Sandwood Bay (Kinlochbervie)
Ranked #12 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #13 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Cruise Loch Ness (Fort Augustus)
Ranked #14 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Ships; Tours
Owner description: Day & Evening Tours - Exhilarating RIB Trips - Scenic Cruises - Loch Ness Transfers - Private Hire & Weddings - On the Worlds... more » Owner description: Day & Evening Tours - Exhilarating RIB Trips - Scenic Cruises - Loch Ness Transfers - Private Hire & Weddings - On the Worlds most famous Loch « less
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Nairn Beach (Nairn)
Ranked #15 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Durness Beach (Durness)
Ranked #16 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #17 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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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Glen Etive (Glencoe Village)
Ranked #18 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Achmelvich Beach (Lochinver)
Ranked #19 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches
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Culloden Battlefield (Culloden Moor)
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$868* and up
Ranked #20 of 250 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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$701* and up
Ranked #21 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Canyons; Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
200-foot gorge.
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Dornoch Beach (Dornoch)
Ranked #22 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches
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Loch an Eilein (Aviemore)
Ranked #23 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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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Ranked #24 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Oldshoremore Beach (Kinlochbervie)
Ranked #25 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches
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Eilean Donan Castle (Kyle of Lochalsh)
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$343* and up
Ranked #26 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks

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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TreeZone (Aviemore)
Ranked #27 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: High in the trees at Rothiemurchus, TreeZone is the ultimate Aerial Adventure Course.Zip wires, balance beams, hanging... more » Owner description: High in the trees at Rothiemurchus, TreeZone is the ultimate Aerial Adventure Course.Zip wires, balance beams, hanging platforms, tightropes, scramble nets, white-knuckle bridges and gap jumps are set in the ancient Caledonian Pines of the Cairngorm Mountains. TreeZone is an unforgettable activity for adventurers of all ages. « less
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Speyside Wildlife (Aviemore)
Ranked #28 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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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Ranked #29 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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 #30 of 250 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Castles; Landmarks
This 189-room castle was home to the dukes of Sutherland for 800 years.
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