Visits Out of Season

Visits Out of Season

In the Scottish Highlands, most visitor attractions are closed in the off-season: approximately from end of September until Easter which is, of course, a movable feast. However there are some notable exceptions such as Urquhart Castle, Inverewe Gardens and Culloden...

Woodlands

Woodlands

Native woodlands have become a precious rarity, and we count ourselves lucky to live on the edge of an absolute beauty. Here is a selection of such wonderful places: Abriachan Forest Trust; adjacent to Great Glen Walk, overlooking Loch Ness, one of first community...

Highland Capital

Highland Capital

With its own airport and ample train and bus connections, the vibrant city of Inverness is an ideal starting point for your visit to the Highlands. Castle Viewpoint in the heart of Inverness. If you can manage to climb the 90+ steps in this listed building (no...

Clans

Clans

If you can provide sufficient details about your Scottish roots, and the records are available, our professional genealogist Elizabeth Irving can research your family, discover whether they were part of a Highland clan, and give you an insight into their lives. She...

Lochs and Waterfalls

Lochs and Waterfalls

Our lochs are famous for monsters such as Nessie, and our waterfalls are in awe-inspiring landscapes – from mountainous Assynt to Affric with its ancient pine forests.   Eas a’Chual Aluinn in Assynt Parish, Sutherland: Britain’s highest waterfall (656 ft drop);...

Islands

Islands

The misty Isle of Skye with its world-famous Cuillins skyline, breath-taking cliffs and other exciting rock formations is easily reached by car. Portree is a lovely harbour town with good eateries and interesting little shops. A visit to the Skye Museum of Island Life...

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