HIGHLANDS attraction guide

 

The Scottish Highlands are rugged, and their beuaty is unparalleled in the United Kingdom. Late spring, summer and early fall are the primary seasons here, when the weather - and sunlight - make for stunning displays along the seashore, the open fields and craggy hillocks.

If you're staying in Edinburgh (and if you are, check our preferred site Viator for a list of tours in and from Edinburgh as well as day tours from Edinburgh. The highlights for sightseeing would include any and all of the following, especially if your time is limited in the Scottish Highliands and/or you are basing yourself in Edinburgh: tours to the Isle of Skye and the infamous Loch Ness. For more recommendations of attractions in Edinburgh click here.

BRAEMAR CASTLE Braemar, Aberdeenshire,
Impressive fortress (1628) with active history

CAWDOR CASTLE Nairn,
A magical name, romantically linked with Macbeth

ELGIN MUSEUM Elgin
Important national and international collections

HADDO HOUSE Methlick Aberdeenshire
Home of Earls and Marquesses of Aberdeen (Nat Trust Scot)

HIGHLAND WINERIES Kirkhill, Inverness
Castle and winery owned by the Frasers

LANDMARK HERITAGE CENTRE Carrbridge,
Wild water coasters, a steam powered sawmill, giant Fire Tower...

SPEYSIDE COOPERAGE VISITOR CENTRE Aberlour, Banffshire
On the Malt Whiskey Trail

SATROSPHERE Aberdeen
Over 70 interactive exhibits

 

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