Heritage Britain

The county of Highlands and Islands, Scotland



Eilean Donan Castle

The next step of journey could take you to Aviemore, premier winter sport resort, one of five in Scotland, and then Inverness, the Highland capital. The most Northern city in Britain, Inverness has also enjoyed its fair share of historic moments through the ages, none more important to Scotland as the Battle of Culloden, which celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1996. This is one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland with the snow capped Cairngorm Mountains (the highest in Britain), Loch Ness with its mysterious Monster ‘Nessie’, and perhaps surprisingly some fine sandy beaches.

The most remarkable geological feature is the Great Glen, a vast rift valley which splits Scotland in two: its three deep lochs are connected by the Caledonian Canal. The grouse on the heather covered moor and the red deer on the forested hillside provide game for the sportsman The landscape is littered with relics of Iron Age forts and Bronze Age burial grounds such as the impressive stone cairns at Clava, ringed with a group of standing stones, Inverness also offers the same access to the Isle of Skye that the dejected Bonnie Prince Charlie chose in the aftermath of defeat.

To the north the moors and hills of Ross-shire and Sutherland, to the west, Loch Ness with its famous inhabitant. Continue down the Caledonian Canal to Fort William and Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis. The Region of Fort William and Lochaber must rank as one of the most sparsely populated areas in Britain and is blessed with spectacular scenery, a joy at any time of year.

Where to stay and things to do in Highlands and Islands

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Selected Highlands and Islands hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel list

Flodigarry House Hotel, Isle of Skye
Inverlochy Castle, Fort William
Waterside Hotel, Inverness
Skeabost Country House, Isle of Skye
Glengarry Castle Hotel, Invergarry
Stotfield Hotel, Lossiemouth
Dunain Park Hotel, Inverness
Glen Mhor Hotel & Restaurant, Inverness
Royal Marine Hotel, Brora
Mullardoch House Hotel, by Beauly

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Explore Highlands and Islands Towns

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Highlands and Islands Tourist Information Centres

Aviemore Tourist Information Centre
Grampian Road, Aviemore
Inverness-shire, PH22 1PP
Tel: +44 (0) 1479 810363/454
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Bettyhill Tourist Information Centre
Clachan Bettyhill, By Thurso
Sutherland, KW14 7SS
Tel: +44 (0) 1641 521342

Broadford Tourist Information Centre
The Car Park, Broadford
Isle of Skye, IV49 9AB
Tel: +44 (0) 1471 822361
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Daviot Wood Tourist Information Centre
Picnic Area (A9), Daviot Wood
By Inverness, IV1 2ER
Tel: +44 (0) 1463 772203

Dornoch Tourist Information Centre
The Square, Dornoch
Sutherland, IV25 3SD
Tel: +44 (0) 1862 810400
Fax: +44 (0)1862 810644
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Durness Tourist Information Centre
Durine, Durness
By Lairg, Sutherland
IV27 4PN
Tel: +44 (0) 1971 511259
Fax: +44 (0) 1971 511368

Dunvegan Tourist Information Centre
2 Lochside, Dunvegan
Isle of Skye, IV55 8WB
Tel: +44 (0) 1470 521581
Fax: +44 (0) 1470 521582

Fort Augustus Tourist Information Centre
Car Park,
Fort Augustus
Inverness-shire,
PH32 4DD
Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366367
Fax +44 (0) 1320 366779
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Fort William Tourist Information Centre
Cameron Centre,
Cameron Square'
Fort William,
Inverness-shire,
PH33 6AJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1397 703781
Fax: +44 (0) 1397 705184
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Gairloch Tourist Information Centre
Achtercairn, Gairloch
Ross-shire, IV22 2DN
Tel: +44 (0) 1445 712130
Fax: +44 (0) 1445 712071
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Inverness Castle Wynd Tourist Information Centre
Inverness, IV2 3BJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1463 234353
Fax: +44 (0) 1463 710609
email: click here

John O'Groats Tourist Information Centre
County Road, John O'Groats
Caithness, KW1 4YR
Tel: +44 (0) 1955 611373
Fax: +44 (0) 1955 611448
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Kilchoan Tourist Information Centre
Pier Road, Kilchoan Acharacle
Argyll, PH36 4LH
Tel: +44 (0) 1972 510222
Fax: +44 (0) 1972 510712

Kyle of Lochalsh Tourist Information Centre
Car Park, Kyle of Lochalsh
Ross-shire, IV40 8AQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1599 534276
Fax: +44 (0) 1599 534808

Lairg Tourist Information Centre
Ferrycroft Countryside Centre
Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1549 402160
Fax: +44 (0) 1549 402160
email: click here

Lochcarron Tourist Information Centre
Main Street, Lochcarron
Ross-shire, IV54 4LX
Tel: +44 (0) 1520 722357
Fax: +44 (0) 1520 722324

Lochinver Tourist Information Centre
Assynt Visitor Centre, Main Street
Lochinver, By Lairg
Sutherland, IV27 4LX
Tel: +44 (0) 1571 844330
Fax: +44 (0) 1571 844373
email: click here

Mallaig Tourist Information Centre
Mallaig, Inverness-shire
PH41 4SQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1687 462170
Fax: +44 (0) 1687 462064
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Nairn Tourist Information Centre
62 King Street, Nairn
Inverness-shire, IV12 4DN
Tel: +44 (0) 1667 452753
Fax: +44 (0) 1667 452753
email: click here

North Kessock Tourist Information Centre
Picnic Site, North Kessock
Ross-shire, IV1 1XB
Tel: +44 (0) 1463 731505
Fax: +44 (0) 1463 731701
email: click here

Portree Tourist Information Centre
Bayfield House, Bayfield Road
Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EL
Tel: +44 (0) 1478 612137
Fax: +44 (0) 1478 612141
email: click here

Ralia Tourist Information Centre
A9 North, By Newtonmore
Inverness-shire, PH20 1BD
Tel: +44 (0) 1540 673253
Fax: +44 (0) 1540 673253
email: click here

Spean Bridge Tourist Information Centre
Spean Bridge
Inverness-shire, PH34 4EP
Tel: +44 (0) 1397 712576
Fax: +44 (0) 1397 712675
email: click here

Strathpeffer Tourist Information Centre
The Square, Strathpeffer
Ross-shire, IV14 9DW
Tel: +44 (0) 1997 421415
Fax: +44 (0) 1997 421460
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Strontian Tourist Information Centre
Strontian Acharacle, Argyll
PH36 4HZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1967 402131
Fax: +44 (0) 1967 402131

Thurso Tourist Information Centre
Riverside, Thurso
Caithness, KW14 8BU
Tel: +44 (0) 1847 892371
Fax: +44 (0) 1847 893155
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Uig Tourist Information Centre
Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry Offices
Uig, Isle of Skye, IV51 9XX
Tel: +44 (0) 1470 542404
Fax: +44 (0) 1470 542404

Ullapool Tourist Information Centre
Argyle Street, Ullapool,
Ross-shire, IV26 2UB
Tel: +44 (0) 1854 612135
Fax: +44 (0) 1854 613031

Wick Tourist Information Centre
Whitechapel Road, Wick
Caithness, KW1 4EA
Tel: +44 (0) 1955 602596
Fax: +44 (0) 1955 604940
email: click here

Ballachulish Tourist Information Centre
Ballachulish
Tel: +44 (0) 1855 811866
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