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Things to do in Scottish Highlands

 

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Experience4x4 (Dores)
Ranked #1 of 273 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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Ranked #2 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Glen Coe (Glencoe)
Ranked #3 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Valleys
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Ranked #4 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Museums
Owner description: Free admission. Open between 12 noon and 5pm each day. An interactive and evolving maritime museum with nautical artifacts,... more » Owner description: Free admission. Open between 12 noon and 5pm each day. An interactive and evolving maritime museum with nautical artifacts, large model ships such as Titanic and submarines made from improvised recycled materials. « less
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Bealach na Ba Road (Applecross)
Ranked #5 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
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Ranked #6 of 273 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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Ranked #7 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Scenic Railroads
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Commando Monument (Spean Bridge)
Ranked #8 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Steall Waterfall (Fort William)
Ranked #9 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Waterfalls
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Ben Nevis (Fort William)
Ranked #10 of 273 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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Highland Folk Museum (Newtonmore)
Ranked #11 of 273 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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Ranked #12 of 273 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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Ranked #13 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: History Museums
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Balnakiel Beach (Durness)
Ranked #14 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches
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Culloden Battlefield (Culloden Moor)
Ranked #15 of 273 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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Ranked #16 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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Nairn Beach (Nairn)
Ranked #17 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Glen Etive (Glencoe Village)
Ranked #18 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Loch an Eilein (Aviemore)
Ranked #19 of 273 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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EcoVentures (Cromarty)
Ranked #20 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Tours
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Sandwood Bay (Caithness and Sutherland)
Ranked #21 of 273 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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Dornoch Beach (Dornoch)
Ranked #22 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Beaches
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Eilean Donan Castle (Kyle of Lochalsh)
Ranked #23 of 273 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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Speyside Wildlife (Aviemore)
Ranked #24 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator offering wildlife watching experiences to suit everyone. We run fully... more » Owner description: Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator offering 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. Or why not 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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Doune Castle (Doune)
Ranked #25 of 273 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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Craggan Outdoors (Grantown-on-Spey)
Ranked #26 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Welcome to Craggan Outdoors, the Highlands & Islands 'Best Visitor Attraction', an accolade achieved in the Highlands &... more » Owner description: Welcome to Craggan Outdoors, the Highlands & Islands 'Best Visitor Attraction', an accolade achieved in the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2012. Based at Grantown-on-Spey (15 minutes from Aviemore) on beautiful Speyside in the Cairngorms National Park, Craggan Outdoors offers one of the widest ranges of outdoor activities available in Scotland. « less
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Ranked #27 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Mountains
Owner description: NEVIS RANGE Mountain Experience is in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland, 7 miles north of Fort William. The mountain... more » Owner description: NEVIS RANGE Mountain Experience is in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland, 7 miles north of Fort William. The mountain gondola will transport you to 650m on Aonach Mor where you'll find the Snowgoose restaurant & bar with awesome views, mountain trails, kids play area, and the Mountain discovery Centre (summer only). In the winter, we're open for sledging, skiing and boarding. There's biking for all in Leanachan forest, plus bike wash, bike hire and a skills park. The NEVIS downhill track (with gondola uplift) hosts the Mountian Bike World Cup each year and there's the new red Route opening in summer 2009. We hope you love it as much as we do! « less
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Ranked #28 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Castles
This 189-room castle was home to the dukes of Sutherland for 800 years.
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River Ness (Inverness)
Ranked #29 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Bodies of Water
This wide peaceful river flowing through the city of Inverness is great for fishing salmon.
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Ranked #30 of 273 attractions in Scottish Highlands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks
Owner description: Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in our spectacular setting. Drive... more » Owner description: Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in our spectacular setting. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot. With everything from Scottish wildcats to polar bears don't miss the Highlands' wildest day out! « less
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