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Enjoying June in the Highlands

Summer Holidays in Scotland

Coming to Inverness in June means long summer days, warmer nights and the chance to stay outside and enjoy our countryside. It’s your last chance to visit before the schools break up, making it a wonderful time for couples breaks and those looking for deals at hotels, B&Bs and other accommodation providers.

A great place to visit in the summer months is the Falls of Foyers, near Inverness. This is an astonishing 140ft waterfall that crashes into the gorge below. Although it has steep steps, it’s a great place for a walk and is dog friendly too.

So get ready to pack up a picnic, slap on some suncream and get outside in and around Inverness and Loch Ness. Explore the water, uncover ancient secrets and relax with delicious food. As we head towards the summer solstice, visiting the Highlands in June is a great time to discover all the outdoor activities available to you.

Summer Activities in the Highlands

Warmer summer weather makes June a great time to visit if you like being outdoors. There are many accessible hiking trails and cycling routes across the area, as well as opportunities for more experienced outdoors people to get the most out of their trip. So, whether you want to head out on your own or have a guided trip, there’s plenty of opportunity to see what the Scottish Highlands have to offer.

Visit Britain Photo of four cyclists mountain biking in the woods sitting chatting

Cycling around Loch Ness

Cycling is a popular and well-loved activity here in the Highlands. On your own, with a friend or in groups, it’s a great way to see the sights and have fun at the same time.
The Loch Ness 360° trail is a great place to start planning your cycling holiday in Scotland. Taking in beautiful villages and breathtaking views, the route can be done in sections over a few days.

You can bring your own bike, or hire one when you get here from a local company. There are plenty of routes you can choose from. The Dochgarroch Loop takes you along the Caledonian Canal. The Beauly Firth Circuit is great for experienced cyclists. And the Affric and Kintail Way will reward you with stunning landscapes on your ride.

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Driving the Highlands Together

Highland scenery is one of the most romantic in the world. What better way to enjoy it than with a partner? Bring a car, or hire one up here, and enjoy one of a range of thrilling road trips.

The Loch Ness and Glencoe one-day car tour takes you into the heart of the Highlands. Experience a combination of heritage and scenery when you take this day trip. For the wildlife enthusiasts, pack your binoculars for this one-day dolphin spotting trip. Head to Dornoch, about an hour from Inverness, for one of the best spots to catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures.

And remember how we said the Highlands were such a romantic location? There’s a reason the Outlander TV series and books are set here! And a visit to the area is the perfect opportunity for a road trip through the Outlander sites.

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Loch Ness Camping

Ever thought about taking your accommodation with you on the road? You could try hiring a campervan and going a bit further afield to find that perfect resting spot. Enjoy fresh food on a secluded beach with nobody around you for miles. It’s all possible here!

If you prefer, staying in a campsite might be what you would prefer. Here, all the amenities you are used to are available, as well as a shop and sometimes pub. Find your perfect campsite here.

A Visit Britain photo of Inverness Castle on a sunny day, looking up from Ness Walk Hotel to the castle along the Riiver Ness

Things to do in Inverness

There are so many things to do in Inverness that packing it all in when here can be tricky! Here are a few ideas to try.

Concerts and gigs are regularly planned throughout the year in Inverness, with summer being particularly popular. Previous performers have included Stereophonics, Westlife and Tom Jones. Check out upcoming listings to see if your favourite is coming to visit too!

The Inverness Botanic Gardens are free to enter, and it’s like stepping into a whole different world. From the cactus house to the tropical house, you can spend hours wandering around the fantastic venue.

Wandering around Inverness, you are bound to come across Inverness Cathedral. Building of this magnificent place of worship began in 1866 and is still used every day today. It’s fully accessible, with a cafe and shop and welcomes everyone.

Relax under a Highland sunset

Evening strolls around Inverness and Loch Ness lets you experience the countryside in a whole different light. The sunsets can often be stunning, reflecting off Loch Ness and bouncing around the hills and mountains. So whether you are camping in the woods or sleeping in a luxury hotel, make sure you get outside at night to see some of the best sunsets around.

If you are looking for somewhere cosy to stay during your Highland break, then take a look at some of the best in the area. From hotels to self-catering, there are enough options that everyone will find something they love. For example, if you are looking to get close to nature but want to have all your home comforts, Eagle Brae offers award-wining self-catering holidays.  Or if you want something closer to the city, Mardon Guest House offers a warm welcome and comfortable stay.

Whatever you want to do, and wherever you want to stay when you come to Inverness in June, we can help make it perfect.


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There are plenty of things to do in June. Take a look at our holiday itineraries and road trips. Or even book a guided tour to make sure you see everything.

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