Highland Attractions

Guide

Below is Hidden Scotland’s selection of the best attractions to be found in the Highlands of Scotland. Enjoy your visit.

An Lochan Uaine - The Green Loch

An Lochan Uaine – named the ‘Green Loch’ by locals – is one of the most beautiful ...
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Loch Insh

Loch Insh is one of the many lochs that surround the town of Aviemore. The loch is a hotsp...
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Aviemore

The town of Aviemore is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland. It is a ...
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Loch Pityoulish

There are a number of beautiful lochs in the area surrounding Aviemore, including Loch Pit...
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Mellon Udrigle

The hamlet of Mellon Udrigle is located in the county of Ross in the Scottish Highlands. M...
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Findhorn

The village of Findhorn is located next to the beautiful Findhorn Bay, in the county of Mo...
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Edderton

Edderton is a village near the burgh of Tain in Ross County. Around 400 people currently l...
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Clashnessie

Clashnessie is a crofting village in the Assynt area of Sutherland. In traditional Highlan...
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Nethy Bridge River Walk

This gentle walk is a great way to experience the natural wonder of Cairngorms National Pa...
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Loch Garten/Loch Mallachie Walk

Starting at the Loch Gardon Osprey Centre this walk takes you round the RSPB Nature Reserv...
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Viewpoint Walk, Granton-on-Spey

Taking the famous ‘Viewpoint Walk’ in Grantown on Spey is a wonderful way to savour th...
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Granton-on-Spey

This is a great spot to base yourself when exploring the Cairngorms National Park area, pa...
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Carrbridge

Although small, the village of Carrbridge is bustling with activity. If you come at the ri...
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Loch an Eilein Castle

Loch an Eilein Castle is a beautiful ruined 13th century castle located in Rothiemurchus f...
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Castle Tioram

This is just one of 17 tidal islands that can be walked to from the Scottish mainland.The ...
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Lochailort

Lochailort is a rugged mountainous landscape ideal of outdoor lovers especially hillwalker...
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ACE Adventure & Hideaways

We offer the best white water rafting in the UK and other adventure activities from our gl...
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Loch Shin

Loch Shin is a long narrow loch measuring around 18 miles by 1 mile. In the summer months ...
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Sandwood Bay

Sandwood Bay has 1.5 miles of pink sand, a loch, cliffs, a sea stack and huge sand dunes s...
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Stac Pollaidh

If you climb all the way to the summit of Stac Pollaidh you are rewarded by a panoramic vi...
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Torridon

The area called Torridon around Loch Torridon and Glen Torridon has 5 Munros and is theref...
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Fairy Glen, Rosemarkie

Park your car in the car park at the Cromarty end of Rosemarkie, put on your walking shoes...
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Falls of Rogie

If you find yourself anywhere near Ullapool and love beautiful country walks, rivers and w...
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Bealach na Bà

Remote, scary, challenging, breath-taking and never to be forgotten. This is the road over...
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Gruinard Bay

This bay has three beaches with beautiful pink sand, rocky coves and spectacular views of ...
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Applecross

The Applecross Peninsula is a haven of tranquillity just as its Gaelic name of ‘a Chomra...
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Meall Gorm, Strathcarron

Meall Gorm is 949m high and is part of the Fannaichs. If you’re an experienced climber t...
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Loch Tay

Loch Tay is one of Scotland’s deepest lochs at around 500ft deep and stretches some 15 m...
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Glen Nevis

Glen Nevis is known for its scenic beauty with its impressive mountains, waterfalls, fores...
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Glen Affric

This is the place to be if you like a good scenic walk. Here you can find ancient woodland...
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Keiss Castle

If you’re travelling from John O’Groats to Wick along the coast road you will pass thr...
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Corpach Wreck

This is a photographer’s dream, with the wreck in the foreground and a stunning view of ...
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Loch Morlich

This spectacularly beautiful loch has to be seen to be believed.  This shimmering loch is...
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Plodda Falls

Plunging an impressive 151 feet among the peaceful, picturesque woodland these breathtakin...
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Lochness by Jacobite

Let Jacobite Tours take you on a journey around Loch Ness. They have a number of different...
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Lairg

Lairg is located at the end of Loch Shin in Sutherland. If you are planning on touring the...
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Kilmartin Glen

Kilmartin Glen is a must if you are interested in finding out about the ancient inhabitant...
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Drummond Castle & Gardens

Drummond Castle Gardens is one of Europe’s and Scotland’s most important and impressiv...
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Ferrycroft Visitor Centre

If its forest trails, wildlife, archeology and a good day out with the family you are look...
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The Wee House

If you are anywhere near Loch Shin look out for the unusual sight of a house in the middle...
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Falls of Shin

You can have a fabulous day out with the family at The Falls of Shin. Nature, wildlife, fo...
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Mac & Wild

Mac and Wild specialise in a range of authentic Scottish produce, from wild venison to whi...
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Hebridean Tours

We Love the Hebrides and we would love to share our enthusiasm for the Island with you dur...
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Torridon Giants Trek by Thistle Trekking

The Torridon Giants trekking holiday lets you experience this wild and remote area of Nort...
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North West Wilderness Weekend with Thistle Trekking

The North West Wilderness Weekend gives you the chance to walk the first 4 days of the Ca...
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Assynt

Assynt is an area in North Western Scotland that offers a variety of scenery with its moor...
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Whaligoe Steps

Whaligoe Steps zigzag down the 250ft cliff face to give you access to Whaligoe Haven. When...
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The Highland Wildlife Park

The Highland Wildlife Park specialises in showcasing local Scottish wildlife, and also hel...
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Nairn

While visiting Inverness, take a day to explore the nearby town of Nairn, and its lovely b...
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River Ness Walk

Why not take a stroll alongside the River Ness on a lazy Sunday? This walk takes you throu...
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Glenmorangie Distillery

A trip to Scotland isn’t complete without visiting a whisky distillery, and Inverness ha...
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Beauly Priori

Beauly Priori is a ruined 13th century monastery, and it’s a must for anyone with an int...
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Fort George

Fort George is the largest historic artillery fortification in the UK, and possibly the la...
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Loch Ness

Loch Ness is famous all around the world for the monster that is said to live in its depth...
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Clava Cairns

After visiting Culloden make sure you take a look at the nearby ‘Clava Cairns’. This i...
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Culloden Visitor Centre

The biggest historical attraction in this area is Culloden Battlefield. This is the site w...
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Dunrobin Castle

This fascinating castle dates back to the 1300s and it’s a must see if you are anywhere ...
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Airds Bay

Airds Bay is on Loch Etive close to the village of Taynuilt. In fact you can walk from Tay...
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Loch Eck

Famed for its natural beauty, you will find this tranquil loch in the Argyll Forest Park, ...
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Loch Goil

Hidden amongst the hills and mountains, this 85 metre deep sea loch on the Cowal Peninsula...
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Holy Loch

Known by sailors as the 'Marine gateway to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park....
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Loch Long

This large sea loch in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is a loch that has an i...
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Benmore Botanic Garden

With sever miles of trails to follow around this garden and a host of different types of p...
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Castle Stalker

If you find yourself driving along the A828 from Creagan to Ballachulish look out for this...
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McCaig's Tower

McCaig’s Tower looks similar to a Colosseum and sits on top of Battery Hill overlooking ...
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Loch Awe

Loch Awe is around 24 miles long and fairly narrow with Ben Cruachan in the background....
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Oban

Oban has plenty to offer its visitors. This seaside town is surrounded by beautiful countr...
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Oban Distillery

Oban Distillery started in 1794 by John and Hugh Stevenson and the town grew up around it....
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Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle was abandoned after it was struck by lightning in 1760 and is now cared fo...
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Inveraray Jail

Inveraray had a Courthouse and prison since the 18th century as it was the principal count...
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Auchindrain Township

Hidden in the Argyle hills, this is the best preserved example of an old Highland township...
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Puck’s Glen

This magical short walk in the Argyll Forest Park offers visitors a fantastic experience t...
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Bracklinn Falls

This beautiful waterfall near the town of Callander is a stunning beauty spot, popular wit...
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Beinn Ime

Beinn Ime is part of the collective of mountains to the west of Loch Lomond known as the A...
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Ben Lomond

Sitting almost directly on the Highland Boundary Fault Line which separates the Highlands ...
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Ben Vane

The route starts at Inveruglas Pier, where you find a car park and a private road which le...
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Ben Vorlich

Dominating the Arrochar Alps with it's neighbour Stuc a' Chroin this mighty munro rises ab...
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The Cobbler

This distinctive mountain which is also known as Ben Arthur is very popular for walkers an...
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2 hour Corryvreckan and Wildlife Boat Trip

Sail down Loch Craignish, through the Dorus Mor, and on to a seal colony at the North end ...
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Loch Achtriochtan

This is a stunning lochan just off the A82 with its own car park where you can get some gr...
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Loch Maree

Loch Maree has beautiful scenery with its scattered islands, oakwoods and mountains on one...
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Duncansby Head

Although John o’Groats is known as the most north eastern tip of the mainland Duncansby ...
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Suidhe Viewpoint

This is a viewpoint that tells a story of the past. From here you can see stunning views a...
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Wildtrax Rentals

WildTrax offers the discerning traveller a unique experience traversing the Highlands of S...
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Kinlochleven

Kinlochleven in recent days has probably been best known to walkers of the West Highland W...
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Take a boat trip on the Nessie Hunter from Nessieland

Nessieland is a good place to learn all things Nessie. There is a children’s play area, ...
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See 360 degree views of Inverness and surrounds from Inverness Castle

The red sandstone buildings of Inverness Castle can best be viewed from the opposite bank ...
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See the iconic setting of Urquhart Castle

Travel out of Inverness for only 30 minutes by car along the A82 towards Drumnadrocit and ...
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Play golf in the Cairngorms

If you are a golfer visiting the Cairngorms then bring your clubs and try out some of the ...
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Go Skiing or Snowboarding on the Cairngorms

The winter season that allows for skiing and snowboarding is generally between December an...
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Take the ferry to Mull

For just £5.50 return you can take the ferry to Mull. The Isle of Mull in Scotland is wel...
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Watch some Whales!

Charter a boat and take a trip out into deep waters to see majestic wildlife in their natu...
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Understand St Columba’s Well

Saint Columba’s Well is believed to date back to Pictish times. In 6th century AD the wa...
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Enjoy Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

At the most westerly point on the British mainland, the 19th century Ardnamurchan Lighthou...
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Visit the rock pools at Portuairk

Seek out fish, shrimp, winkles, hermit crabs and even sea urchins at the rock pools at Por...
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Indulge at Ardnamurchan Distillery 

The Ardnamurchan Distillery produces two signature styles of spirit, one peated and one un...
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Step back in time at the Natural History Centre

Discover the breath-taking variety of flora and fauna in this beautiful area of Scotland...
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Explore Pitlochry

Pitlochry is one of Scotland’s most-loved towns, with something for everyone. Enjoy the ...
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Soak up the sights at Queens View

The Queen’s View overlooks Loch Tummel and is named after Queen Victoria, following her ...
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Visit the 13th century Blair Castle

Opened in 1269, Blair Castle stands in its grounds near the village of Blair Atholl. You c...
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