One of the best novelties of the Scottish Highlands is getting up close to natural beauty. Taking a walk through the highlands is the best way to beat the hustle and bustle of everyday life and press the reset button on your stress levels. Follow your zen to the Abriachan Trail. This trail has something for everyone, whether it’s a romantic picnic skimming stones across the beautiful loch, a bit of adventure mountain biking with the kids or a brisk wonder up the surrounding hills for seasoned hill walkers this is definitely a walk where memories will be made. There is an abundance of wildlife that goes with this scenery so don’t be surprised if you stumble upon a stag or two making their way along their own trail.
What to Do this Spring in the Scottish Highlands
A walk through history.
If this has put your love of the outdoors into high gear then it’s time to take a walk through history. Follow the A82 from the trails down to the ruins of Urquhart castle. This castle has been saved at a point where you can look brick by brick into history. This castle was once one of the largest castles in the Scottish Highlands. Dating back to the 1200’s it has survived invasions and been home to visits from Scottish kings such as Robert the Bruce. With such a great deal of history this castle has an information centre nearby to tell you all about it, but before you leave there is an absolute must and that’s to take a walk to the top of the castle tower. Here you can step into the footsteps of the greats and see the great views of one of Scotland’s most famous lochs like the kings did. The beauty of Lochness at its finest.
A warming welcome.
The Scottish highlands are world famous for making the finest whiskeys, and they have the tours to match. These tours will show you where the traditions have came from and how we have used these traditions to make you any whisky to suit your taste. Something smokey? Or prefer something a little more on the sweet side, the Glen Ord distillery is a great place to start. This distillery has been running since the 1830’s and welcome the chance to show you why the art of whiskey making is something a bit more magical than just chemistry with its tasting tour. This gives you the change to see how it is made and the how the distillers put the flavours in the whisky. Ever wondered how they put smoke or oak into a drink? Not anymore. Situated on the banks of the black isles it is the perfect place to wind down after a busy day of sightseeing and have the chance to warm up before dinner.
Stay at Eagle Brae
For more magic and less metal, one of the best places to stay in the Scottish Highlands is Eagle Brae. They provide a unique way to stay with idyllic log cabins you will feel like you are in a country get away movie. With all the amazing things to do in the highlands, the best thing to do at the end of the day is to get a hearty meal at one. Being in Scotland and experiencing only the best (apart from the weather) it only makes sense that you try some of our famous Scottish beef so why not try a classic beef stew or angus burger. So pack your bags, it’s time to curl up in the Scottish highlands.