Things to do in the Scottish Highlands


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Gardens

Opened in 1993 by Prince Edward, Inverness Botanic Gardens, formerly known as the Floral Hall and Gardens, are an oasis of calm and beauty within walking distance of the bustling city centre.

Cathedrals & Churches

Inverness Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church situated in the city of Inverness in Scotland close to the banks of the River Ness.

Museums

The Highlanders Museum, Scotland, Fort George. The Seaforth Highlanders, The Queen's Own Highlanders and Cameron Highlanders Archive

Boat Tours

Isle of Skye Boat Trips from Elgol to Loch Coruisk with Misty Isle Boat Trips - The highlight of your holiday on the Isle of Skye!

Museums

Kirbuster Museum was opened to the public in 1986 and is the last un-restored example of a traditional firehoose in Northern Europe.

Mills

The Quendale Estate dates back to the 16th Century. The Mill was commissioned to be built in 1867 by the Grierson family and grinding began at the Mill the following year.

Museums

The Tarbat Discovery Centre is a fascinating building with an intriguing story set in a beautiful location away from the hustle & bustle of the A9 and the regular tourist routes.

Museums

The West Highland Museum, Fort William. A fascinating insight into the history and people of the West Higlands of Scotland.

Gardens

A spectacular 50-acre woodland garden in a dramatic setting. Crarae has a wonderful collection of woody plants centred on the Crarae Burn, which is spanned by several bridges and tumbles through a rocky gorge in a series of cascades.

Museums

Since 1971, the Wick Society has striven to protect and promote Wick's history. Today the Wick Society has under its wing the Heritage Centre, Isabella Fortuna, Johnston Collection, and Wick Voices - a oral history project.

Museums

Step back in time and discover Scotlands rural history at Auchindrain, the most complete and well-preserved example of a Scottish Highland farm township.

Wildlife Parks

Enjoy a great family day out in the Highlands Wildest Visitor Attraction. From Polar Bears and Snow leopards to Amur Tigers, Scottish wildcats and Capercaillie.

Railways

The Strathspey Railway invites you to step aboard our trains this year and help celebrate forty years of the return of steam travel through the Highlands of Scotland.

Activity Centres

Aviemore Segway Treks: exciting off-road Segway trips in the heart of the Cairngorms national park. Great for a family day out in the Aviemore wilderness!