Visit the Highlands
Islay is the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides islands, off the west coast of Scotland.
The definition of where the highlands of Scotland starts is much disputed because there has always been a cultural divide between the highlanders and lowlanders of Scotland. Some would claim that the Highlands starts as the mountains rise above Stirling, others would justifiably define the Highlands as the area to the North and West of the Great Glen that runs from Fort William to Inverness
Things to do in Highlands
Let Britain's only mountain gondola transport you effortlessly to 650m on the slopes of Aonach Mor. Meander along the mountain trails to the panoramic viewpoints, then relax in th
Nature & wildlife
Scotland’s wildlife is one of the biggest attractions for us and we spend many happy hours watching the incredible birds, mammals and insects of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
A spectacular stairway with 365 steps – one for each day of the year descends to a landing place for small boats. Some of the steps probably date from the 17th century.
The small fishing port and Lochinver resort on the west coast of Scotland offer incredible views of Suilven. Located on a sheltered bay in the northern part of Urapura in the remote northwest, the town is divided into three parts: the harbour along the shore of Inver Lake, the village, and Badidarrach.
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
Ben Lawers is the tenth highest Munro and the culminating point of the mountain range that stands on the north side of Loch Tay. It is one of the most popular hill walks in Scotland.
The Great Glen Way
Spanning from Inverness to Fort William, this beautiful long-distance trail stretches coast-to-coast across the highlands.
Ben Nevis Distillery
Ben Nevis Distillery is named after the highest mountain in the UK, north of Fort William. Founded in 1825 by John MacDonald, it is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and a popular attraction in Fort William. Ben Nevis was the first distillery to provide both malt and grain whisky. The water used for the whisky comes from Allt a' Mhuilinn flowing on the north face of Ben Nevis. The distillery is owned since 1989 by the Japanese company Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. Ltd.
Jacobite Steam Train
The Jacobite steam train, of Harry Potter fame, is a family favourite. The train runs trips twice a day – morning and afternoon – from April to October. The trip is 84 miles round and has been described as the greatest railway journey in the world.