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Best things to do in Highland Council

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“South of Loch Ness at Dores beach you get a clear view looking west on this magical stretch of water. Stop in at the Dores Inn for a quick drink after walking the pebbly beach.”
76 locals recommend
National Park
“There are hundreds of attractions across the park. Depending on the time of year you choose to visit there is always something happening. Anything from the Husky rally to the Harley Davidson bike Rally or the highlands games ”
45 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Our local Theatre offers a variety of different entertainment, as well as offering a restuarant, bar and coffee spot. There is also a cinema. ”
65 locals recommend
Department Store
“Mix of Scottish shops, locally produced fresh food, garden plants and cafe.... great for a stop on a longer trip up to Inverness!”
38 locals recommend
Castle
“The historic Urquhart Castle is just 40 mins away and the perfect place to try to spot Nessie! Aome gorgeous views up and down Loch Ness from here too!”
47 locals recommend
Pub
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“Often have traditional Highland music sessions in the evening, especially at weekends”
65 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A short walk acros the Bridge that is located close to your cottage. Excellent food and atmophere but would recommend guests booked. ”
50 locals recommend
Castle
“Worth stopping at Eileen Donna castle on your journey. It’s just over 8 miles before the Skye Bridge on your journey to Skye.”
43 locals recommend
Historic Site
“for all you Outlander fans a must see location. It still evokes an atmospheric feeling when you walk across the moor. Regular bus route from the town.”
41 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Shopping - Ladies, Gents, delicatessen & cafe. 15 minute drive from St Trinneans. ”
29 locals recommend
Outdoor Supply Store
“You get a cracking view all the way out to Skye (on a clear day) from the car park. With a cafe, walks and views, well worth a trip. For the more adventurous, take the 1 hour walk up the mountain to Cairngorm Summit. As a qualfied mountain guide, Heather advises that you have the appropriate footwear, clothing, map, compass and health and experience to undertake this trip. Watch the weather and look at the Mountain Weather Information Service. it is 1300 metres afterall and like the Artic!”
46 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Wonderful scenery with the Cuillin mountains in the background. You could go for a swim if you’re brave!”
21 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Adventure park about 30 minutes drive south of Inverness. Great day out for the kids”
45 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Atmospheric site of the battle of Culloden where the Jacobite Rising came to an end. Visitors centre is informative and definitely worth a visit”
38 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Great place to visit with fantastic views , the gondolas will take you up to the restaurant and viewing areas, if you are into walking and mountain biking you will not find much better in Scotland I would highly recommend it ”
39 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Another local favourite. Fantastic food. As with all the good restaurants in Inverness you are best to book to avoid disappointment.”
42 locals recommend