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Cliffs in Highlands

The Scottish Highlands is the rugged northern and north-western portion of Scotland, one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. This is the Scotland conjured up by visions of tartan, kilts, Bonnie Prince Charlie and all.


Map of the Highlands
Argyll and Bute

Cities and Towns



Other destinations

The Scottish Highlands contains the United Kingdom's most extensive wilderness areas, some of which have been proclaimed as National Parks:



Get in

By plane

The main airport serving the Highland region is Inverness Airport [1], with scheduled flights to destinations around Scotland and the United Kingdom.

Get around


Many of the roads, especially in the more remote areas of the North West are single track with passing places. Driving there is a pleasure.


Hitchhiking is a good way to get around in the Highlands, but has two significant downsides. First, the road network is quite sparse in places. Also, many of the country roads that do exist have very low traffic density.



Try hiking one of the long distance footpaths that cross the Highlands:

Try cycling the highlands, especially:

Hike in the Torridon mountains.

The Cairngorms National Park - located within the heart of the Grampian Mountains




Get out

After the Highlands, the next logical place to explore are the islands: the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, and the Shetland Islands lie to the northwest and northeast.

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