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Top Things To Do In The Highlands Over the February Break

Date published: 5/2/2016

It might only be the second month of the New Year, but that doesn’t mean we don’t all deserve a break. With half-term coming up in February, what better a time to cast your eye over the beautiful Scottish Highlands for a quick visit, or a long one if you’re really feeling the New Year burn. With our own list of fun-filled holiday activities to draw upon, Eagle Brae is well situated within the Scottish Highlands for a half-term break. Read on to find out our top pick of things to do in the Highlands over the February break.

A Highlands Fishing Adventure

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The Highlands are full of sweeping Lochs, hidden amidst valleys and ravines and almost all of them have their own fish population which of course, attracts fishers from all over Scotland. While it’s not quite the season for trout yet, there’s always time to practice your technique or introduce the kids to the art of fishing.

With the ability to arrange fly-fishing lessons for guests, there’s no better a location for picking up It’s perfect for new and old fishers alike: either way, you’ll be treated to the vistas and views of the Scottish Highlands.

A Monster of a Time

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Eagle Brae is located in one of the most beautiful parts of an already gorgeous country, but we’re also ideally located for day trips out to Inverness – sitting 23 miles away from the city centre. If catching fish isn’t your cup of tea, then consider taking the chance to see if you can spot a monster. Inverness sits on the shore of Loch Ness, home to the famed ‘Nessie’. There is a number of sight-seeing cruises around the Loch so be sure to pack your camera, just in case that mythical beast rears her head.

Where the Wild Things Are

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Not all of us are as inclined to go hunting monsters and the Highlands have a proud history of walks that promote wildlife spotting. Eagle Brae is three miles from the nearest eyrie and boasts an impressively large number of red deer, wandering and roaming (they sometimes approach the cabins). Walk the trails, wander the untrodden paths and see what you can find. Only the most keen eyed amongst you will spot a Golden Eagle, but it’s well worth the sight.

There’s never a bad time to visit the Scottish Highlands and the February break is no exception. See the sights, tour the Lochs and find out why it’s regarded as one of the most stunning parts of the world. You’ll never be at a loss of things to do in the Scottish Highlands over the February break.