Things to do in The Scottish Highlands
  • Hadrian’s Wall – Full Day – Up to 8 People

    Hadrian’s Wall – Full Day – Up to 8 People

    Our Hadrian’s Wall tour travels up to the Scottish Borders. The focus of the day is the ‘Wall’ itself which we travel along exploring its many remains of towers and landmarks. During your day you will have time to enjoy the Roman Army Museum, exploring the history of the Romans and learning what it was…

  • Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury on Boxing Day

    Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury on Boxing Day

    Why not go on an adventure this Boxing Day and see a multitude of iconic British locations? Wander through the lovely town of Windsor, follow in early mankind’s footsteps at Stonehenge, get a glimpse of Salisbury Cathedral and see the beautiful city of Bath! This tour will take you to Windsor Castle, one of the…

  • Limerick Guided Walking Tour

    Limerick Guided Walking Tour

    As one of Ireland’s oldest cities Limerick has a lot of history and a lot of stories to tell.A guided walk of Ireland’s best city by a fully insured and fully qualified, professional tourist guide. During the tour you will be hearing about the history of Limerick, from its viking past to the present, and…

  • Full-Day Private Luxury Tour Of The Northern Lake District

    Full-Day Private Luxury Tour Of The Northern Lake District

    The Northern Sights Tour is very popular as it affords the opportunity to see the beauty of the Skiddaw range of mountains whilst passing through the stunning scenery of the Central Lakes. You will see Neolithic structures dating back over 2000 years and what are considered the most beautiful of the lakes all in one…

  • 6-Day All Ireland Tour from Dublin

    6-Day All Ireland Tour from Dublin

    The 6 Day All Ireland tour is an amazing opportunity to take in all of the highlights in less than a week. Mix with the local characters who offer brilliant insight into our beloved country, our people, and our legends. Irish eyes shall smile as we greet you with the true beauty of the Emerald…

  • English + Medicine University Taster One Week Program in London

    English + Medicine University Taster One Week Program in London

    English + Medicine Pre-University Program in London is a massive opportunity for international students. Because London is an academic centre of excellence, more than 70 Nobel Prize winners have studied or worked at a university in London. Who knows you’ve got a secret talent that can be revealed? The English and Medicine program would be…

  • Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Salisbury and City of Bath Tour

    Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Salisbury and City of Bath Tour

    Thousands of years of British history are waiting to be discovered on this tour to Windsor Castle, Salisbury, Stonehenge and City of Bath! Travel from the capital with an expert guide in comfort and experience these historic attractions in one day. Highlights of the tour:• Entry to Mysterious Stonehenge• Entry to Salisbury Cathedral and see…

  • Scotland, Edinburgh, the Highlands 3 Days Private Tour from London

    Scotland, Edinburgh, the Highlands 3 Days Private Tour from London

    Tonight, we will drive you up to magical The Highlands. Your tour starts in London by midnight followed by an overnight journey to Edinburgh. The Highlands is the epitome of Scotland. Big skies, sparkling countryside, great food, friendly people and the Scottish Highlands. A natural playground that begs to be explored, with the finest and…

  • Medical London:Sick City, Alcohol, Anti-masturbation devices

    Medical London:Sick City, Alcohol, Anti-masturbation devices

    Could you guess that before 1873 alcohol was prescribed by doctors? We know that you want a time-travelling machine now, we do too…Highlights • Explore horrible anti-masturbation devices • See remains of the first hospital for orphans • Hear great stories about British medical reformers • Visit longest surviving medical society in England • Site…

  • 3-Day Edinburgh Tour from London by train

    3-Day Edinburgh Tour from London by train

    Come with us north of the border to the wonderful country of Scotland. Make the most of two nights accommodation in central Edinburgh, a guided tour of the city and a chance to travel to the stunning Scottish Highlands to visit mysterious Loch Ness and the magnificent mountain scenery of Glen Coe and Rannoch Moor.  This fully…

  • Scotland 8-Day Self-Guided Luxury Land Rover Private Tour

    Scotland 8-Day Self-Guided Luxury Land Rover Private Tour

    Crafted Routes, Expert Guides, Immaculate Vehicles, Eclectic Accommodations. From our base conveniently located 45 mins from Manchester or Liverpool International Airports, whichever point on the compass your choose, an adventure is not too far away, with our own safe and reliable optional airport/rail transfers or vehicle delivery service.The North Coast 500 in Scotland, The Wild…

  • Giant’s Causeway Day Tour from Dublin including Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

    Giant’s Causeway Day Tour from Dublin including Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

    Discover the legend of the Giant’s Causeway on a 12-hour scenic tour that also includes a visit to Belfast, and the imposing Dunluce Castle atop the basalt cliffs of County Antrim. You cannot truly visit Ireland without a visit to the legendary Giant’s Causeway! Volcanic activity helped Finn McCool forge this wonder of the world…

  • Private Bike Tour of Berwick

    Private Bike Tour of Berwick

    We will head south over the river to Tweedmouth and Spittal before looping back over the New Bridge to take in the town on the north bank,passing several Lowry Trail boards.The route is relatively flat and uses trails as well as roads which should be suitable for most riders and bike types.The pace will be…

  • Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin

    Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin

    The Blarney Castle tour features a guided coach tour of the Irish countryside, a visit to the world famous Blarney castle with its Blarney Stone.  You will also visit the medieval Cahir Castle as well as an introduction to a historically significant monastic site called the Rock of Cashel once the home of the King…

  • Full-Day Tour to the Famous Sites of Northern Ireland

    Full-Day Tour to the Famous Sites of Northern Ireland

    See some of the island’s most famous sites and attractions, discover the history of the world’s most famous ship where it was built at the Discover the history of Belfast one of the island’s most intriguing cities, marvel at the beauty of the Giant’s Causeway and have your breath taken away by the iconic Dunluce…

  • Private Oxford Students Tour with Entrance Advice Session

    Private Oxford Students Tour with Entrance Advice Session

    If you are considering studying at Oxford, then what better way to acquaint yourself with the application process and to find out what student life is like, than to book our private tour plus Q and A session with our Oxford or Cambridge educated university alumni guides?Expected total activity duration is 90-120 minutes walking tour…

  • Isle of Wight Full-Day Private Tour from London

    Isle of Wight Full-Day Private Tour from London

    The journey to Southampton takes about 2 hours and the ferry to the Isle of Wight takes about 45 minutes. It is the ideal place at any time of the year for your relaxing stay. It’s jokingly referred to as “England’s Down Under” and is a beautiful island with its untouched landscape and a wealth…

  • 5-Day Magical Southern Explorer Small Group Tour

    5-Day Magical Southern Explorer Small Group Tour

    Sure, have you never heard of an Irish half hour?It can stretch out for days and 5 days is what you’ve got to experience this memorable, expertly guided road trip, over ever-changing landscape, along The Wild Atlantic Way.From shucking Clarinbridge oysters and downing creamy stout in Galway, to the jaw dropping sights of the Ring…

  • Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Cambridge

    Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Cambridge

    If you are in London, Cambridge could be a perfect cultural day trip. It’s about 90 minutes only by private car from Hyde Park. Historic Cambridge city offers an immaculate British and Tudor experience. On the eastern bank of the Cam River, the town is mostly built round the Ouse tributary. Suburbs span the river,…

  • The Romans and Hadrian’s Wall Day Tour from Windermere

    The Romans and Hadrian’s Wall Day Tour from Windermere

    The Hadrian’s Wall tour travels out of the Lake District for the day and up to the Scottish Borders. The main focus of the day is the Wall of which we travel along viewing its remains of turrets, mile castles and forts. During your day you will have time to enjoy the Roman Army Museum, exploring…

  • Edinburgh Rail Trip from London with Castle entry and Hop-on Hop-off bus

    Edinburgh Rail Trip from London with Castle entry and Hop-on Hop-off bus

    See the best of the Scottish capital on this independent day trip from London to Edinburgh. Travel by train through England’s countryside and jump aboard your hop-on hop-off city tour in Edinburgh. Wander along the Royal Mile — a UNESCO World Heritage site — and marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels inside Edinburgh Castle. Gaze…

  • Half Day Tour of Newcastle

    Half Day Tour of Newcastle

    Starting as a Roman fort and growing to become one of the major cities of the Industrial Revolution, Newcastle has a fantastic story to tell. You’ll hear all the best bits on this three-hour guided walk of Newcastle, while visiting many of the city’s most significant sites. We’ll take you inside the Cathedral Church of…

  • (Small Group) Giant’s Causeway and Belfast Day Tour From Dublin

    (Small Group) Giant’s Causeway and Belfast Day Tour From Dublin

    Treat yourself and spend an unforgettable day traveling from Dublin to beautiful Northern Ireland to visit the famous Giant’s Causeway, often described as the 8th wonder of the world. You will travel by a luxury coach and visit the famous Glens of Antrim, viewing Scotland’s shores in the distance, and the Titanic Experience in Belfast.

  • Authentic British Food & Drink Private Tour in London- Local Taverns & Pubs

    Authentic British Food & Drink Private Tour in London- Local Taverns & Pubs

    Discover in this Private Gastronomic Tour, the most exquisite dishes of the British cuisine, accompanied by the traditional drinks of the region. Explore the most emblematic pubs and taverns of the city with your private local guide. Taste the classic ‘Fish & Chips’, scotch eggs,to the exquisite ‘stuffed British feet’, accompanied by local wines and…

  • 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

    3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

    Discover one of the most memorable and unique cities in all of Europe, Edinburgh. Explore the city, where a sense of history is around every corner, before heading off to experience the wild, untamed beauty of the Scottish Highlands – home of dramatic scenery and the Loch Ness Monster!• Round-trip train tickets to Edinburgh with…


All about The Scottish Highlands

When to visit

The Scottish Highlands are a four-season playground for those who love to get outdoors. You could plan a winter visit to tackle the slopes of Glenshee, then return in summer to go windsurfing on Loch Morlich. May through September offers the benefits of long daylight hours and warmer temperatures but try to avoid the peak months of July and August.

Getting around

The best way to get around the Scottish Highlands is by private car or tour. Public buses and trains can get you between the bigger towns but services around more remote areas can be scarce. If you are planning to drive, note that many roads in the Highlands are narrow or single-track, so allow extra time for your journeys.

Traveler tips

Scotland’s single-track roads require following a certain etiquette—travelers should remember that local people use these roads for daily business. If you are on a single-track road and see a vehicle approaching you or the driver behind wants to overtake, pull into a passing place on your left. And never park in signposted passing places.


Frequently Asked Questions

How many days do you need in the Scottish Highlands?

Within a week, you could explore much of the Highlands, including an island or two (such as the easily accessible Isle of Skye). If you only have three or four days to spare, you can still see a lot, but it would be better to stick to just one area of the Highlands, such as the Cairngorms or Lochaber.

What are the Scottish Highlands famous for?

The Scottish Highlands are famous for their wild and majestic landscapes: the mountains, glens (valleys), lochs (lakes), and ancient forests. The region is home to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom, and the Cairngorms, the largest national park in the United Kingdom. The Highlands are also known for their many whisky distilleries.

Is it worth going to the Scottish Highlands?

Yes, it is worth going to the Scottish Highlands. This is the most beautiful region in Scotland and arguably in the entire United Kingdom. Visitors to the Scottish Highlands will get a greater sense of the country’s history, culture, and identity than they could by just visiting the Lowlands.

A list of the most beautiful places in the Scottish Highlands would include the fairytale-like landscapes of the Isle of Skye: the dramatic peaks of the Torridon Hills; the remote peninsula of Applecross; and the island-studded, forest-fringed Loch Lomond. You’ll find beautiful landscapes anywhere you go in the Highlands.

What clothes should you wear in the Scottish Highlands?

Layers. No matter what time of year it is, you should be prepared for unpredictable weather—and multiple climatic variations in a single day. Be sure to bring a waterproof jacket and sturdy, waterproof walking shoes (preferably hiking boots) if you are planning outdoor adventures. And don’t forget your swimming gear if you fancy a spot of wild swimming.

Do you need a car in the Scottish Highlands?

No, technically, you do not need a car and can get around by bus and train, but having your own vehicle (or booking a tour) will make life much easier. Many of the region’s top attractions and destinations are spread far apart and can take a long time to reach by public transportation.