In Scotland, you really experience a holiday. If you like beautiful nature, tranquility, a lively culture, and rich historical heritage, then this country is sure to touch you. In short: Come and discover Scotland from our holiday homes in the Highlands!
Northern Scotland includes the rugged Scottish Highlands in the northwest, and the more rolling Grampian Highlands, with the cities of Aberdeen and Dundee to the east.
The landscape of the Scottish Highlands is impressive. Hills and rugged, desolate mountains, beautiful views, sparkling lochs (lakes), forests, and on the coast, whimsical rocks, as well as bays with beautiful (even white!) beaches. Interspersed with a castle here and there. Like the beautifully situated castle ruin, Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Lochness. Tip: from our holiday cottages on the coast of the Scottish Highlands, you can drive the beautiful Coastal Trail by car.
Don't forget to visit the Cairngorms National Park, a mountainous area with heathland, forests, rivers and lakes. Ideal for all kinds of outdoor sports activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing or canoeing. Or even skiing in winter. The cable railway, the CairnGorm Mountain Railway, offers beautiful views. The Highlands also include the Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Great Britain (1344 metres).
The Grampian Mountains also has a beautiful landscape with a varied coastline, from cliffs to sandy beaches. At Moray Firth, you can even watch dolphins. Or drive the castles or whisky route here. The annual Breamar Gathering (highland games) is held in September, and it is great fun to experience. In short, plenty to see and do from your holiday home in the Highlands!
The most important places to visit in the Highlands are Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, Fairy Pools, Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Stac Pollaidh, and Steall Waterfall.
Some of the must-do activities in the Highlands are-
Some of the recommended dishes in the Highlands are Haggis, Porridge, Grouse, Cullen skink, Shortbread, cured meats, and cheeses.
The months from late March to May and September to November are the best to visit the Highlands