Glen Affric in Autumn trees and river

Inverness to Beauly, Glen Affric & Drumnadrochit – North Loch Ness Itinerary

The beautiful northern shore of Loch Ness is a perfect route to take to experience Scotland’s history, culture and essence. Travelling from Inverness to Drumnadrochit via Beauly and Glen Affric is a beautiful trail. Here’s how to make the most of it. Taking a northern route around the top of the loch from Inverness to […]

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Christmas Breaks in the Highlands: What to look forward to this Festive Season

Scotland doesn’t get much more magical than when you go on Christmas breaks in the Highlands! The Scottish Highlands are special all year round, but they take on a special feeling around Christmas. It is truly magical in the city of Inverness with canopies of Christmas lights creating a cosy feel over some of the […]

Glen Affric with Autumn colours

Exploring Glen Affric’s Autumn Colours

Glen Affric Walks this Autumn After a lovely summer around Loch Ness and Inverness, autumn has definitely arrived now and the trees are changing colour. And when you think of autumn colours in the Highlands, the first place that will probably come to mind is beautiful Glen Affric. In autumn, Glen Affric walks are simply spectacular! […]

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Autumn Adventures in Inverness and Loch Ness

Things to do in Autumn around Inverness and Loch Ness Well, summer has passed and the days are getting shorter. But, did you know that autumn is a great time to visit the Scottish Highlands? The crowds have gone and the roads are much quieter. Thus it is generally a much more peaceful and relaxing […]

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Where to see Highland Cows in Inverness

Top 4 Places to See Highland Cows in Inverness Scotland’s iconic Highland cows often called hairy coos by the native Scots, are a must-see. These magnificent creatures are widespread all across Scotland. They usually roam around diverse routes and locations. Spotting Scottish Highland cattle can be difficult if you do not know where to look. […]

Highland cow in Scotland

Explore Our Highland Wildlife

Meet our fantastic wildlife! Are you looking to explore Highland wildlife? If so then read on and see where to can catch a glimpse of a variety of Scottish species. With an abundance of unspoilt countryside, nature reserves, beautiful forests and lochs and rivers, we have thriving habitats and a vast array of wildlife within! […]

Beautiful Glen Affic in Autumn, view of a loch

The Best Hiking Trails Around Inverness And Loch Ness

Our Top Three Hiking Trails We often get asked by visitors where the best places to hike in the area are. Well, we had a good think and here’s our ‘top 3’ hiking trails around Inverness and Loch Ness. One short 2-3 hour hike, one full day hike and one multi-day hike! 1. Meall Fuar-mhonaidh […]

Beautiful green walkway in the Scottish Highlands

Explore these Hidden Highland Treasures

Hidden Gems in the Scottish Highlands Inverness and Loch Ness welcomes thousands of visitors every year. All eager to experience the magnificent scenery, culture and history of the Highlands. Most people head straight for the well-known visitor attractions around our famous Loch. But we locals know a few amazing spots off the beaten track that […]

A view of mist over the Beauly Firth from Craig Phadrig
Lower foyers view over Loch Ness

Everything You Need To Know About The South Loch Ness Trail

For anyone visiting Loch Ness, one of the best ways to enjoy the majesty and wonder of the Scottish Highlands is on foot. Luckily, for the avid explorers or adventurers out there, walking routes in the region are many and varied. And one of our favourite Loch Ness hiking trails has to be the South […]

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Winter Activities to Get the Blood Pumping

Our Favourite Winter Activities in Scotland The Highlands is a truly magical place for a winter break in Scotland. The air is cold and crisp and the mountains are covered in fresh white snow. In winter, temperatures hover around 4°C and often dip below freezing. There are so many winter activities in Scotland and things […]