Top 5 Things To Do In The Highlands

The Highlands of Scotland is a favourite destination for travellers and adventurists. This ancient and breathtakingly beautiful part of the world has a breadth of opportunities for all tastes.

Whether you want a quiet pampering break or an extreme sports holiday, travel in the highlands of Scotland has it all.

Here are my 5 recommended places to travel in the highlands of Scotland:

  1. Cairngorms National Park, Britain’s largest national park. It offers a unique range of landscapes, wildlife and activities. Whether you want to go white water rafting, mountain climbing or wildlife watching Carngorms has it all!
  2. The world famous Loch Ness. You can take a cruise on this famous loch and maybe have a glimpse at the mystical monster that lives beneath!
  3. Fort George is my recommended historical site.  Fort George is Europe’s best preserved 18th century fort and is the only ancient monument that is still functioning in Scotland.
  4. Scotland’s Speyside Malt Whiskey Trail. Visit whiskey distilleries, learn how they make the world famous beverage. Speyside has a rich whiskey heritage with many great pubs with friendly locals.
  5. Fly fishing in Sky Ghillie. Catch famous Scottish salmon and maybe spot a golden eagle while rowing down the Misty Isles’ beautiful rivers.

By far the best way to travel in the highlands of Scotland is by train. This gives you an opportunity to take in the amazing scenery. There are two train stations in the highlands, Inverness & Fort William and these have regular services to and from all major UK destinations.

These are just a small portion of what you can do when you travel in the highlands of Scotland. The Scottish highlands are one of the safest, most vibrant and beautiful places to travel in Europe and certainly will be a trip to remember.


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Hawco Sprint 2011 – Inverness

Hawco Sprint 2011 – Caledonian Canal Inverness

The Hawco Sprint 2011 rowing regatta took place on the Caledonian Canal in Inverness on Saturday 13 August 2011. Despite the unusual recent heavy rainfall the weather was kind and the skies were blue and the sun shone all day making it an excellent day out close to the water.

A selection of clubs took part in 70 races including teams from Chester, Manchester and Bradford all enjoying success throughout the day. Inverness Rowing Club featured in a lot of the events and won nine of them.

The racers included Senior, Veterans and Juniors and the results for the day can be found on the Inverness Rowing Club Website.


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Scottish Open Golf Accommodation

Open Golf Accommodation

Due to a cancellation the Bannerman B&B now has 3 rooms available from 4 – 10 July 2011 perfect for anyone attending, playing or working at the Barclays Scottish Open Golf Championship at Castle Stuart near Inverness.

For more information or to book please visit the Bannerman B&B or telephone Alison on 01463 -259199. Please note that bookings must be for a minimum of 3 nights.


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Alan Carr – Eden Court Theatre Inverness

Alan Carr is at Eden Court Theatre on 2 & 3 May 2011 and there are still tickets available for both nights.

The “Chatty Man” Alan Carr was scheduled to appear on just the 3 May 2011 but due to huge demand an extra night was added on the 3 May.

Alan’s tour currently has 33 dates for venues around the UK & Ireland and he’ll be treating us to some great new material sure to give us all a laugh. It’s  been four years since Alan Carr first took his show on the road and his success and popularity grow by the day.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 01463 234 234 or online via the Eden Court Theatre Website.

B&B Inverness, Guest House Inverness and Inverness Hotels can be booked by clicking the links.


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Boyzone at Inverness Northern Meeting Park

Boyzone will be performing live at the Northern Meeting Park Inverness on Saturday 27 August 2011 following the huge success of their shows in Aberdeen and Glasgow.

This shows and the other Scotland venue, Hopetoun House near Edinburgh, will see audiences of 12,000 come together to see Keith, Mikey, Ronan and Shane playing their Scottish fans favourite songs including ‘Gave It All Away’, ‘No Matter What’ and ‘Baby Can I Hold You’.

The Northern Meeting Park shows will also feature X Factor winner Shayne Ward support the Boyz, following his comeback last year with current album ‘Obsession’. This concert will form part of CK Event’s ‘Summer in the City’ series.

Ronan has said:

“We always enjoy coming to Scotland as the fans always give us such a great reception. We can’t wait for these summer dates as we’ll be performing some of our classic hits as well as great tracks from the new album, in these amazing venues and with some cracking support acts. You really don’t want to miss out so come and join us.”

Tickets for Boyzone at the Northern Meeting Park Inverness are available from Ticketmaster via their website or by calling 08444 99 99 90.

Inverness B&B Accommodation can be booked via the Inverness Guest House Association website and Inverness Hotel Accommodation can be booked via the Inverness Hotels website.


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