There are so many things to see and do in the Scottish Highlands in February that you will be spoiled for choice. From loch cruises to reindeer spotting and a night at the theatre, there is surely something for everyone.
You can see the famous Loch Ness from a boat any time of year, thanks to various cruise companies in the area. Loch Ness by Jacobite and Cruise Loch Ness both offer year-round trips. These are brilliant fun for all ages and offer spectacular views of the loch and surrounding scenery. You might even spot some wildlife on the water – including Nessie!
Depending on your choice of cruise, departures can be from Dochgarroch Lock, just a few miles from Inverness city centre, or Fort Augustus, on the south side of the loch. A Loch Ness winter can offer beautiful days on the water – just make sure to bring a scarf!
Many people visit the Highlands to experience the wonderful array of wildlife we have here. February is a great time to see wild deer as they come closer to towns and villages looking for food. If you are looking for some bird spotting activities, going on one of Eagle Brae’s black grouse safaris is an absolute must. With an experienced guide, you can trek out to see them lekking (when all the makes gather to show off!).
Inverness has everything from cafes to pubs to restaurants to cater for you. Whether it is sit-in or takeaway, you can find delicious food all the way through February.
Many local eateries pride themselves on sourcing only the finest local produce for your plate. For example, Table Manors offers outstanding food from award-winning chefs on the 5* Achnagairn Estate. For lovely river views, River House Restaurant offers outdoor space as you taste some of the finest seasonal and sustainable produce from Scotland.
Keep the adventures going and be inspired by some of these trip and itinerary ideas for throughout the year around Inverness and Loch Ness.