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Explore More of the Highlands on an Inverness Loch Ness Holiday

Most people who book a break in the amazing Inverness Loch Ness area are aware of what attractions these two areas have to offer – but choosing an Inverness Loch Ness break also gives a great base to explore more of what the Highlands have to offer.


Here we take a look at just some of the additional Highland attractions that are within easy reach of Inverness Loch Ness...

 

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Dunrobin Castle

An easy day trip from the Inverness Loch Ness area, Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland is a magical fairytale destination that should not be missed. Sitting on the east coast and looking out over churning waters, the seat of the Clan Sutherland is a superb destination for a family day out. Tour the castle itself and learn how the family has lived here across the generations, before heading out into the amazing castle gardens complete with “dinosaur food” plants and stunning landscaping.
A daily falconry show is a really wow moment, giving visitors a chance to take away some truly special memories, while the Garden Museum offers a whole new experience with its natural history exhibits and impressive architecture.

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Royal Dornoch Golf Course

For fans of the game of golf, Royal Dornoch is one of the holy grail courses that must be played at least once in a lifetime! With links set on the stunning Sutherland coast, the club dates from the late 1800s and received its Royal charter in 1906. Choose between the challenging championship course or the second Struie course for a great day’s golfing with stunning vistas across the dunes to the white sand beach beyond, before enjoying a relaxing drink or meal in the bar or dining room.


The courses at Royal Dornoch Golf Club are open seven day a week with visitors are advised to book in advance in order to ensure desired tee times are available.

 

The Isle of Skye


The perfect destination for a day trip or break within a break, the Isle of Skye is an unmissable attraction for many Highland visitors. Attractions on the island (which leaves visitors spoiled for choice when it comes to stunning scenery include the magical Fairy Glen, the imposing Old Man of Storr and the iconic Neist Point Lighthouse.


Tour companies including Tour Skye and Wow Scotland offer day trips from Inverness for the uninitiated helping highland visitors to discover the delights of this amazing island with carefully planned itineraries tailored to the need of tourists.

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Amazing Outdoor Activities

With so much amazing outdoors across our area, it is no surprise that one of the ways to explore more n the Highlands is by indulging in some exciting outdoor activities such as those offered by Craggan Outdoors who are based in Grantown on Spey.

Try your hand at archery, clay pigeon shooting or quadding against an amazing Highalnd backdrop or make your explorations more extreme with guided gorge walking, mountain biking, kayaking and pony trekking to mention but a few of the amazing activities on offer.

 

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