The capital of the Highlands, Inverness has historic buildings to go with its modern comforts. Inverness Cathedral’s Gothic exterior towers over Ness River. Eden Court Theatre is the Highland’s biggest entertainment venue, and the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is a free museum of Highlands art and history.
Stay on the shores of Loch Ness and you can become familiar with this famous loch by taking a cruise on its waters. Urquhart Castle’s medieval ruins sit beside the loch.
To learn all about the creation of whiskey (and even having a crack making your own cask), follow the Malt Whiskey Trail through to eight distilleries and a cooperage.
And of course, the Highlands are the perfect place for some outdoor activities. Hike up Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Britain. Windsurf or kayak on Loch Insh or Loch Morlick. Scotland’s northernmost town is Thurso, which hosts surfing championships and is also a fine place for you to catch a wave. And for those who really, really enjoy walking, the Great Glen Way stretches 117km along the coastline and features all kinds of scenery from mountains to moors and lochs.
You can find both boutiques and high-end fashion in Inverness, and stacks more shopping – including jewelry and crafts – throughout the Highlands. The region has plenty of seasonal produce, and you can dine on it everywhere from fancy restaurants to tea rooms and cosy country inns.
You can start by booking one of our cheap flights to the Scottish Highlands or get a bus or train to the Highlands from Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen. Getting between the villages of the Highlands is a scenic adventure in itself whether you take a train, hire a car or ride a bicycle. Book your Scottish Highlands accommodation with us for a trip full of myth and majesty.
Hotels in Highland start at AU$88 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.