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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Highlands & Islands of Scotland

Britain's Finest Places to visit in Highlands & Islands of Scotland, such as The Castle & Gardens of Mey and Crarae Garden are listed below.

Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Highlands & Islands of Scotland

Britain's Finest Places to visit in Highlands & Islands of Scotland, such as The Castle & Gardens of Mey and Crarae Garden are listed below.

The Castle & Gardens of Mey [Garden]

Mey, Thurso

The Queen Mother fell in love with the Castle and Gardens of Mey on the north coast of Caithness in Scotland when she saw it for the first time in 1952 - and little wonder. This enchanting edifice and crumbling garden had a magic about them that mesmerised the then mourning royal and she acquired... more

Crarae Garden [Garden]

Inveraray


Discover the Stunning Crarae Garden Crarae Gardens stands amongst the exotic trees and shrubs, listening to the tumbling waterfalls of the burn, one could almost imagine one is in the Himalayas, rather than Argyll. The informal hillside layout of mature woody plants radiating out... more

Balmacara Estate & Woodland Walks [Attraction / Activity]

Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh


Experience the Beauty of Scotland at the Balmacara Estate Balmacara Estate offers a diverse mix of beautiful landscapes, coastline and stunning views across to the mountains of Skye. Enjoy a stroll through the mature woodland with its 20th century underplanting, gardens and... more

The Castle & Gardens of Mey [Historic House]

Mey, Thurso

With a rich and bloody history that involves aristocratic brothers locking one another up and fratricide, the Castle of Mey on the northern shores of Caithness in Scotland is a historic treasure to savour. The castle was built by the fourth Earl of Caithness in the 1500s and where once it was a... more

The Hill House [Historic House]

Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh

Commissioned by Walter Blackie, a Glasgow book publisher, The Hill House is one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic accomplishments. Almost everything at The Hill House, from the building itself, down to the textiles, furniture and fittings, was created either by Mackintosh himself, or by... more

Tain Golf Club [Golf Course]

Chapel Road, Tain

With views across the Dornoch Firth, Tain's setting is dramatic with the estuary on one side and the mountains of Easter Ross on the other. John Sutherland revised the layout, but there are still 11 of Old Tom Morris's greens in use on the 6,404 yard lay-out. It's a links course with heather and... more

Inverewe Garden & Estate [Garden]

Poolewe


Explore a Stunning Scottish Garden This world-famous historic garden is one of Scotland’s most popular botanical attractions. The garden is nurtured by the warm currents of the North Atlantic Drift, and is set amidst some of the country´s finest scenery. Over time a kaleidoscope... more

Inveraray Castle & Garden [Historic House]

Argyll Estates Office, Cherry Park, Inveraray

Inveraray Castle was erected between 1745 and 1785 to replace an earlier traditional fortified keep. It was designed by Roger Morris and decorated by Robert Mylne. On display are the famous Armoury Collection, French Tapestries that were made especially for the castle and fine examples of Scottish,... more

Inveraray Jail [Attraction / Activity]

Landmark Park, Carrbridge

Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Interact with costumed characters, watch courtroom trials, talk to the prisoners, meet the Warder, go to jail and witness cell life, sample the punishments, browse the... more

Ben Nevis Distillery [Attraction / Activity]

Lochy Bridge, Fort William

Ben Nevis Distillery was established in 1825 and it opened a visitor centre in 1991. The visitor centre also has a café, shop and of course, it provides guided tours.... more

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