The Scottish Highlands
Writers, poets and artists have tried for centuries to capture the beauty of the Scottish Highlands.
The ‘place of the Gaels’ is really best seen in person.
Steep mountains and lush glens border vast lochs. Castles and monuments fit into the landscape. Discover national parks, local wildlife and centuries of stories along the way.
Things to see...
Cairngorm National Park
Isle of Skye
Caithness and the Far North
Argyll and the Islands
Cairngorms National Park
- Clachnaharry, a former fishing village on The Aird peninsula just to the west of Inverness is where the Caledonian Canal enters the south shore of the Beauly Firth. The village is said to derive its name from the 'watchman's stone' which refers to nearby
- Loch Ness lies in a natural geographical fault that stretches across the width of Scotland and is joined at either end by the Caledonian Canal, built by the engineer Thomas Telford in 1822.
- Glen Coe was the imagined location of James Bond's family home, Skyfall.
- Fort George, built after the Battle of Culloden, is still in use as a military barracks to this day.
- There are estimated to be over 60,000 Gaelic-speakers in Scotland.
Tours that visit Highlands
Our tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London make it easy to visit the Scottish Highlands. Choose a scenic one-day tour or enjoy the full Highland experience on a multi-day tour.
Loch Ness and the Highlands1 Day Tour from £42.00
The Loch Ness Monster - fact or fiction? Maybe you’ll find out on this splendid tour through the glorious Scottish Highlands.
The Jacobite Highlander2 Day Tour from £210.00
Discover the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and experience an unforgettable journey on the Jacobite Steam Train - the real Hogwarts Express!
Skye and the Scottish Highlands3 Day Tour from £225.00
Experience more of what the Scottish Highlands has to offer on this tour to the beautiful Isle of Skye.
Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands3 Day Tour from £415.00
Leave London behind to get a taste of historic Edinburgh and experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.
Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland with hotel pick-up1 Day Tour from £40.00
The Ultimate Scottish day tour - a trip to Loch Ness through the picturesque scenery of the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles1 Day Tour from £43.00
Enjoy a wonderful drive through the picturesque scenery of the Western Highlands and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Glimpse of Scotland2 Day Tour from £120.00
Discover impressive scenery, ancient castles, towering mountains and dark water lochs. This is essential Scotland.
Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle and the North West Highlands2 Day Tour from £131.00
This short tour to Scotland’s picturesque North West Highlands includes the opportunity to visit iconic Eilean Donan Castle.
Heart of the Highlands2 Day Tour from £131.00
If you only have a couple of days to discover the true beauty of the Scottish Highlands then this is the tour for you.
Best of Scotland7 Day Tour from £1,175.00
This comprehensive tour of the beautiful Scottish Highlands features all the “must see” destinations.
Best of the Highlands4 Day Tour from £455.00
Explore the diverse scenery of the Highlands from the impressive mountains of Skye to the rugged coastline of the Far North.
Loch Ness and the Highlands by Small Group1 Day Tour from £47.00
Join a group of just 16 passengers for this sensational tour to the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness
Loch Ness Explorer with Gourmet Taste of Scotland Lunch1 Day Tour from £75.00
Enjoy a tour to the beautiful Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness with a three-course Taste of Scotland lunch included. It’s a feast for all the senses!
Road to the Isles5 Day Tour from £520.00
The natural beauty of the Isle of Skye, a trip on the real Hogwarts Express and the spectacular scenery of the Highlands make this a very special tour.
Scottish Escape7 Day Tour from £659.00
Experience Edinburgh, Glasgow and the natural beauty of the stunning Scottish Highlands in the quieter months to enjoy the very best value.
Skye, Orkney and the Highlands8 Day Tour from £990.00
Explore Skye, the Orkney Islands together with the Western and Northern Highlands in one spectacular tour.