Highland Travel Guide

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Isle of Skye

See all 455 Isle of Skye Tips
  • The Cuiraing

    Isle of Skye Things to Do

    This circular walk takes around three to four hours from Flodigarry on the North east coast of Skye. If you have the time, it's one of the best short walk on Skye. From Flodigarry head south for two hundred metres until you see a track heading south east past Loch Langaig and heading towards the cliff in the distance. On reaching the base of...

  • Carters Rest Guesthouse

    Isle of Skye Hotels

    Upper Milovaig, Glendale, IV55 8WY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • A fabulous circular walk around the...

    Isle of Skye Things to Do

    This circular walk takes around three to four hours from Flodigarry on the North east coast of Skye. If you have the time, it's one of the best short walk on Skye. From Flodigarry head south for two hundred metres until you see a track heading south east past Loch Langaig and heading towards the cliff in the distance. On reaching the base of...



See all 342 Inverness Tips
  • Culloden Battlefield

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Inverness Things to Do

    This is where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobites were soundly defeated by the king’s forces. The museum has an ‘immersion room’ that really gives a sense of what the fighting was like. You stand in the middle of the room while floor to ceiling 3D screens on all four sides of the room play battle scenes with sound effects. When cannons fire on one...

  • Rocpool Reserve

    Inverness Hotels

    For our wedding in July 2009, my father booked 1 week's stay at the Rocpool Reserve and absolutely...

  • Inverness Is For The Birds

    Inverness Favorites

    While relaxing along the River Ness, we came across some interesting birds who didn't seem to mind hanging around in close proximity to us. One bird, a black headed gull, landed right in front of our bench. I've heard these birds tend to be rather aggressive, but this one seemed in a good mood and happy to pose for us. A stork also dropped by to...


Fort William

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    Fort William Things to Do

    Ben Nevis visitor's Center is a couple of miles outside Fort William and situated about 1 1/2 miles up Glen Nevis. It is easy to find as you will see it on your left and there is a large car park. There is a souvenir shop, a gallery and all the information you will require about the mountain. The day we were there the weather was not so good but we...

  • Highland Hotel

    Fort William Hotels

    Me and my boyfriend stayed in the Highland Hotel, which has recently as been bought by the Lochs and...

  • One of the Great Railway Journeys in the...

    Fort William Things to Do

    Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world the 84 mile round trip from Fort William to Mallaig takes in a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain's most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig. It passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar...



See all 81 Ullapool Tips
  • Ullapool Museum

    Ullapool Things to Do

    The multiaward winning Ullapool Museum and Visitor Centre sits within a former church in West Argyle Street. Built in 1829 the church formed part of a parliamentary initiative to provide places of worship throughout the Highlands. It still retains its furnishings.Display areas include natural history, social history, emigration, fishing, boat...

  • Royal Hotel

    Ullapool Hotels

    You have to wonder what a hotel is like when the photo gallery on their website only has nature...

  • Knitwear, how hard can it be

    Ullapool Shopping

    Just last week I went yachting and picked up a boat in Ullapool and my crew being stout of heart but not of cloth went in search of some warming knitwear. They fell upon this shop and thinking serendipity had smiled in their direction, entered in search of some woollen cockle warmers. As we all know wool has the beautiful property of keeping its...



See all 46 Aviemore Tips

Loch Ness

See all 61 Loch Ness Tips
  • souvenirs and celtic jewelry

    Loch Ness Shopping

    On the way to Lochness, Fort William is a very good place for a break and some shopping. You can find from food to souvenirs, a shop which supports dog and cats protection with nice stuff, and of course Celtic jewelry

  • Ardconnel House B&B

    Loch Ness Hotels

    21 Ardconnel Street, Inverness, IV2 3EU , United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • A disapppointing Cruise!

    Loch Ness Things to Do

    On the Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Tour I did in May 2010, there was the optional excursion to visit Urquhart Castle and take in a lake cruise. I had high expectations especially what Loch Ness connotes to and also I thoroughly enjoyed exploring Urquhart Castle.We were scheduled to ride on part of the Jacobite Freedom Cruise where it took 30-40...



See all 38 Applecross Tips
  • Applecross Estate Walled Garden

    Applecross Things to Do

    Yet again, another rainy interlude!!!Applecross Estate walled garden isn't actually advertised, there are just directions to the Potting Shed, the restaurant inside the garden. No admission and to be honest, not a lot to look at except a huge amount of varying types of lettuces gone to seed, mainly. There were herbs and other vegetables hidden...

  • applecross seafood

    Applecross Restaurants

    applecross inn has an excellent reputation as a sea food restaurant and was filled to capacity and beyond the whole of the week I was there.service was good considering the number of customers, however I have been served better seafood elsewhere.Having said that, I found the staff extremely helpful and friendly, ditto the locals except when...

  • cycling the pass

    Applecross Sports & Outdoors

    This is one of the steepest roads in the UK so not for the faint hearted (at places its a 20% gradient).The wind is also a major factor and we got it wrong cycling the the peninsula clockwise thus heading up the pass into a major headwind.



See all 41 Durness Tips
  • Ceannabeinne Township

    Durness Things to Do

    We stayed at Durness in a bed and breakfast establishment for one night on our way along the north coast of Scotland. Just before we arrived there we passed Ceannabeinne and stopped to read the notice board. It gave details of a township that thrived here until about 1842 so next morning we drove back the short distance to see what it was all...

  • Mackays Rooms And Restaurant

    Durness Hotels

    Please note, these comments apply to the restaurant - Peatstacks (at Mackays Rooms, Durness) only. ...

  • Seafood Snack Van

    Durness Restaurants

    We had seen the sign for seafood snacks, just outside Durness. OK, even though we had plenty of supplies in the motorhome, we thought we'd splash out a bit.The seafood snack van is parked in a large, quite busy parking area above the gorgeous beach of Ceannabeinne, which you can walk down to relatively easily. We wandered over to the snack van to...


John O'Groats

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    John O'Groats Things to Do

    There is a full service Post Office in John O’Groats. This means you can buy individual stamps for your postcards – without the requirement to buy them in books, pay a service charge or buy anything else. They do ‘hand frank’ you postcards and letters so you get the most authentic post stamp on your mail items. They also do other Post Office...


    John O'Groats Tourist Traps

    John O’Groats is the theoretical end of the road in the UK. It is 874 miles from here to Land’s End. Its actually the next place over that is really the end of the road, but John O’Groats has been set up as a touristy and imaginary end. So just imagine. You have lost a loved one to cancer or some disease. You get sponsorship and take your friends...

  • Geo's, Cliffs And Birds At Duncansby.

    John O'Groats Things to Do

    I had never heard of a geo before but now,once seen, never forgotten! There are so many of these deep inlets that have been naturally cut into the huge cliff faces, in this part of Scotland, that you could become a little blase about them, but then again, maybe not.This is geo of Sclaites enroute to Duncansby stacks and quite takes your breath...



See all 16 Plockton Tips
  • Plockton hotel

    Plockton Restaurants

    On the main street, this pub/hotel has a great restaurant and is well priced.it was packed in summer.its got a pub grub menu but also some more decent fancy restaurant type meals.i had some chicken which had a great tomato sauce and potatoes.for 2 of us incl a starter to share and 2 non alcohol drinks it was £29-good value.

  • fresh seafood and fish and chips

    Plockton Restaurants

    The fish and chip shop in Plockton is where we ate for 80% of our stay the other place was the Shores great food pricey but worth it for a treat.The chip shop is a small kiosk at the centre of Plockton called The Harbour Fish Bar.We had really fresh fish real chips Freshly made Pizza with real fresh herbs.Its so nice we just couldn't resist...

  • Window with a view

    Plockton Off The Beaten Path

    We headed to the Scottish Highland to locate the Eilean Donan castle. It was not well marked in the map but it should be somewhere near to the bridge crossing to Isle of Skye. The castle was really beautiful and by the time we decided to break for the night it was already past 5:00pm. By then the Tourist Information would be closed. So we wandered...



See all 18 Glenelg Tips
  • Not Impressed

    Glenelg Restaurants

    I have to admit we were disappointed with this place. I had read reviews on the place and thought, ok, we're on holiday, let's try it. From the outside, it looked lovely. The inside appeared dark and gloomy, coming in from bright sunshine, and it seemed to be empty of anything much. We were the only customers and asked if lunch was being served....

  • Glenelg Ferry

    Glenelg Things to Do

    The Ferry is run by The Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company.A community owned and run company and we work to maintain the unique Glenelg to Skye ferry, the Glenahulish, as a Scottish National Treasure. The Glenahulish is the only turntable ferry of it’s kind in the UK. We want your experience in crossing on the ferry to be truly memorable...

  • Local Boundaries

    Glenelg Local Customs

    Aha, this was a story and a half!!!! One of our fellow motorhomers, camped on the beach with us, told us the tale of these two fences. We had already taken the photo, thinking that two fences so close together was a strange sight, before we were told the saga.Apparently, the land here, starting from the beach and taking in the hill behind, belongs...



See all 32 Iona Tips
  • Iona made famous by St Columba

    Iona Things to Do

    Leaving Staffa our boat headed for the enchanting isle of Iona one mile off the coast of Mull. It has welcomed pilgrims since St Columba's arrival in 563AD. Small and windswept it contracts sharply with its neighbours in being low-lying and fertile. Its highest point, which has an Iron Age hill fort dating from 100BC, is only 331ft above sea...

  • cruising Iona, Staffa and Lunga

    Iona Transportation

    I took a halfday-cruise from Fionnphort to Iona, Staffa and Lunga and may hioghly recommend it to everyone !As soon as you arrive in Fionnport, check out carefully the time-tables of the various different ships taking you to Iona, Staffa and / or Lunga, they differ a lot when it comes to the time that you may spend on the islands of Staffa and / or...

  • Meal with a View

    Iona Restaurants

    I had lunch at Saint Columba's Hotel restaurant while visiting Iona. It has a lovely bright dining room with large windows looking to the sea and the Isle of Mull. They make their own bread inhouse; I was served a hardy slice of fresh wheat bread that was delicious. They also grow much of their own organic produce in gardens outside the hotel. I...


Loch Katrine

See all 19 Loch Katrine Tips
  • Packing for a picnice

    Loch Katrine Shopping

    I was looking for somewhere to grab something for lunch on my last trip up this way. I stopped in Aberfoyle and spied this butchers shop/deli with a sign outside advertising filled rolls which was just what I wanted. Being a butchers you have a great choice of freshly cut cold meats in rolls or baguettes as well as cheese or tuna mayo and all...

  • Loch Venacher

    Loch Katrine Things to Do

    After leaving Loch Katrine I decided to head towards Callander so I could head home via Stirling & East Kilbride on the motorway. And get stuck in 4 miles tail backs thanks to road works! The best laid plans and all that..Before that however, the Trossachs Trail carries on to Callander and then back towards Aberfoyle. The last loch you pass after...

  • Loch Achray

    Loch Katrine Things to Do

    The last of the three lochs is Loch Achray with its great views over towards Ben Venue and Ben An. I loved the view with this little church in the foreground and the mountain rising behind it. There were people camping right down on the shoreline of the loch.About half way along the loch the Forest trail ends and you rejoin the main Trossachs...



See all 13 Dornie Tips
  • Yes!! A non-smoking restaurant!!!

    Dornie Restaurants

    I am asthmatic so really appreciated the non-smoking restaurant. There is a pub in the next room and that air was absolutely blue with smoke. The pub was also (typically) loud, so I appreciated the much quieter, peaceful dining room. My favorite meal here started with chicken liver pate as the appetizer then the main course of roasted salmon,...

  • Yes, Tour Yet Another Castle!

    Dornie Things to Do

    I had planned to visit the Isle of Skye on this moirning, but, when I woke up, the weather was windy and there was a pouring rain so I decided to go tour yet another castle of stone rooms. [heavy sigh] However, Eilean Donan Castle was different than the many other castles. It was more interesting because it was furnished as if the household had...

  • A small garden

    Dornie Things to Do

    ...continuing...Actually the Jacobite revolt story occupies a large part of the medieval scottish history, you may read of the famous Bonnie Prince Charlie many many times during your visits.The walkway, through a small garden, leads to the part of the castle facing the lake.



See all 10 Portree Tips
  • The Portree Pier

    Portree Things to Do

    The pier was built in 1818-1828 by the famous Scottish Engineer Thomas Telford, who was known in his time as ‘The Colossus of Roads’, a great builder of many infrastructures not just in Scotland but in the whole United Kingdom and also abroad. He built also the roads across the island that connect Portree with Uig and with Kyleakin.The harbour of...

  • Cuillin Hills Hotel

    Portree Hotels

    Isle Of Skye, Portree, IV51 9QU, gb

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • The Lump

    Portree Things to Do

    The hill at the back of the pier is known as The Lump. It is beautiful with its many trees, bent by the strong sea winds, and it is worth visiting also because it is a great vantage point to look at the harbour. There is also a small tower, built in 1851. This tower has been restored and it is possible to climb to its top, for an even better view...


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