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  • compare and choose from our collection of Scottish Highlands B&Bs and boutique hotels
  • options range from small independent hotels in the Scottish Highlands to family-run guest houses, where you will be looked after by the owner
  • in all cases, you will have a comfy bed, breakfast will be prepared for you, and you will be given help and advice on travel and local visitor attractions
  • this is an affordable and often more characterful alternative to staying in a larger hotel in the Scottish Highlands

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Scottish Highlands and Islands Visitor information


An Introduction to the Scottish Highlands

The Scotland Highlands and Islands are areas of natural beauty, which contain an eastern shore and a west coast mountain range with a variety of landscapes in the region. The area is sparsely populated and home to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.

Things to do in the Scottish Highlands

The Highlands are home to Loch Ness, the loch steeped in myth and mystery. The region is also home to many battlefields and castles, including the famous Culloden Battlefield and Dunrobin castle, dating back to the 1300's. Fort George is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain. The Highlands also contain many distilleries such as The Famous Grouse Experience.

Getting to the Scottish Highlands

By Air

Inverness is the gateway airport to the Highlands, and just over 1½ hours from London. The higlands airports also include links to some of Scotlands islands such as Kirkwell and mainland Scotland. 

By Rail

Daily services to and from Inverness and Fort William connect the Highlands with Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and all the major UK cities. London to Glasgow or Edinburgh can take as little as 6 hours. ScotRail run most of the train services in the region.

By Car

The two main driving routes to Scotland from the south are via the east of England on the A1, or via the west using the M6, A74(M) and M74. Travelling from London takes over 8 hours via these routes. The region of the Highlands has no motorways and is instead served by many A roads, such as the A9, A96, A85, A87, A86 and the A82.

By Ferry

Caledonian MacBrayne operate car and passenger ferry services to the islands on the west, while the Glenelg ferry links Skye with Lochalsh. NorthLink Ferries and Pentland Ferries operate car and passenger services from Scrabster (near Thurso).

By Coach and Bus

Many services run from major towns and cities all over the UK including NationalExpress. Other bus services are run by Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach though larger towns may operate their own services.


Scottish Highlands and Islands History


The Highlands before 1800 were very poor and traditional, with few connections to the uplift of the Scottish Enlightenment and little role in the Industrial Revolution that was sweeping the Lowlands of Scotland.

The era of the Napoleonic wars, 1790–1815, brought prosperity and economic growth to the Highlands. Service in the Army was also attractive to young men from Highlands. The prosperity ended after 1815, and long-run negative factors began to undermine the economic position of the poor tenant farmers or "crofters," as they were called. The Great Irish Famine of the 1840's was caused by a plant disease that reached the Highlands in 1846. The poor crofters were politically powerless, and in the first half of the century they turned to religion. The religious change energised the crofters and separated them from the landlords; it helped prepare them for their successful and violent challenge to the landlords in the 1880's through the Highland Land League.

Violence erupted, starting on the Isle of Skye when Highland landlords cleared their lands for sheep and deer parks. It was quieted when the government stepped in passing the Crofters' Holdings (Scotland) Act, 1886 to reduce rents, guarantee fixity of tenure, and break up large estates to provide crofts for the homeless. 

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