- Sightseeing - Sightseeing in Highlands
called the last great wilderness in Europe, the Highlands is all
about scenery - magnificent mountains, dramatic seascapes, heather,
moors and lochs.
& Loch Lomond
Falls of Dochart
Tel: +44 01567 820 254
Reserves and Parks
magnificent stretch of rugged hill country was the first British
Forest Park, established for public enjoyment in 1935.
Cowal & Trossachs
Tel: +44 01877 382 383
Lomond & Trossachs National Park
Loch Lomond is the most famous Scottish Loch after the Loch
Ness. Close to Glasgow, there are plenty of walks and marked trails
through the woods and onto the peaks.
The park covers four distinctly different areas:
Ben Lomond standing guard over Loch Lomond, the largest expanse
of freshwater in the UK
- The Trossachs, wild glens and sparkling lochs between Callander
- Breadalbane, the high country of the north, with some of Scotlands
finest mountains, Ben Lui, Ben Challum, Ben More and Ben Vorlich
-The Argyll Forest of the Cowal peninsula in the shadow of the Arrochar
Alps and bordered by sea lochs.
West Highland Way
West Highland Way is 152km (95 miles) long. The walk links Milngavie
to Fort William - from the outskirts of Scotlands largest
city to the foot of its highest mountain, following the shores of
its largest freshwater loch.
passes from the lowlands, across the Highland Boundary Fault and
on into the Scottish Highlands. Much of the Way follows ancient
and historic routes of communication.
Highland Way Ranger
Balmaha Visitor Centre Balmaha
Stirlingshire G63 0JQ
Tel: +44 01360 870 502
Fax: +44 01360 870 471
by Queen Victoria, "one of the finest spots we have seen",
Oban remains a firm favourite with holiday makers not least as it
is also the "Gateway to the Isles".
Glass Factory Shop
Oban PA34 4LW
Tel: +44 01631 563 386
Tel: +44 01631 572 004
Tel: +44 010397 702 169
Fort William PH33 6TJ
Tel: +44 01397 702 476
Fax: +44 01397 702 768
From Inverness to Fort William
Tel: +44 0141 332 6936
lies at the western end of the most famous glen in Scotland - Glen
Coe. Partly famous for its bloody history, but today more famous
for the spectacular scenery and challenging walks and climbs.
Glencoe PH49 4LA
Tel: 01855 811 729
Fax: 01855 811 772
Trust Visitor Centre Glencoe
3 miles (5km) of Glencoe Cross
Tel: +44 01855 811 307
and North Lorn Folk Museum
In Glencoe village off the A82
Ski Centre with Chairlift
Off the A82 by Kings House
Tel: +44 01855 851 226
Phone to confirm opening hours
Nevis is the highest mountain in the country at 1344m (4406ft) and
probably the most climbed in the UK. There are many routes to the
top of Ben Nevis. For everyday walkers there is a reasonably comfortable
route from the Aichenee Farm however it is a good 5 hour walk up
and another 3 hours to come down.
climbers the cliffs on the north east side of Ben Nevis have long
been favourites with climber's.
of the least populated parts of Scotland, Ardmarmurchan offers sandy
beaches, glorious sunsets, mountains, lochs and castle ruins.
Natural History and Visitor Centre
Tel: +44 01972 500 209
is a pretty fishing port of about 1000 people and was once Europe's
busiest herring port.
Tel: +44 01687 462 292
Mallaig PH41 4PY
Tel: +44 01687 462 085
every season, Badenoch and Strathspey and the slopes of Cairngorm
attract walkers, climbers, and skiers, while the clear mountain
springs draw anglers from around the world.
More Forest Park
Inverness-shire PH22 1QU
Tel: +44 0 1479 861 220
Fax: +44 0 1479 841 384
Inverness-shire PH22 1QH
Tel: +44 01479 812 345
Aviemore PH22 1PY
Tel: +44 01479 810 725
Tel: +44 01540 661 307
Inverness-shire PH19 1AB
Tel: +44 01540 672 219
The eastern seaboard enjoys a mild climate, in comparison to the
west, and there are many beautiful white sand beaches and picturesque
towns such as Tain or Durnoch. For those interested in heritage
and archeology, the Eastern Seaboard is a treasure trove of castles
and prehistoric sites including standing stones near Caithness.
Tel: +44 01862 894 089
Sutherland KW8 6JX
Tel: +44 01431 821 327
Glenmorangie Distillery Visitor Centre
Tel: +44 01862 892 477
Moray Firth Wildlife Centre
11 High Shore
Aberdeenshire AB44 1SL
Tel: +44 01261 833369
Fax: +44 01261 831052
of Scottish Lighthouses
Tel: +44 01346 511 022
Loch Fleet Reserve covers 1147 hectares. It includes a large tidal
basin, sand-dunes, coastal heath, pinewoods and rich plantlife.
It supports common seals, terns, waders and wildfowl.
north of Dornoch
171 hectare reserve has the finest active shingle ridges in Scotland
which are best viewed from Kingston. Sea ducks and waders use Spey
Bay as a wintering site.
Community Web Site
and Coach tours in Scotland
Visit Loch Ness, Loch Lomond and the Highlands of Scotland on Nick's
Famous wee Red Bus.
Guided Tours of the Hebrides, Highlands & rest of Scotland.
The Celtic Tours Specialist. Tours by car, foot & minibus.