The Scottish Highland has everything you'll ever want for your trip: the nature beauty, including massive national parks, loch (lake in Scottish) and mountains, plus ancient man-made castles and ruins alongside the coastline in the countrysides. In this chapter, we are going to take you to numerous iconic landmarks in the area. Follow us to discover more "Top Sights to See in the Highland" today!
The Kelpies - Steel Sculptures in a Park
This pair of mysterious 30-meter-high horse head sculptures are made of steel and they are very eye-catching on the greens. The Kelpies were completed in 2013 by Scottish sculptor Andy Scott. You may choose to pay for the guided tours of the site, or simply visit the park for cycling for free. It is a great park overall.
Loch Tulla Viewpoint - The Backyard of Trossachs National Park
If you are not sure where to start your day with Trossachs National Park, consider Loch Tulla Viewpoint as a great spot to begin your hike. This scenic viewpoint is very close to the national park just like the a "backyard" of the national park. From here, you will be able to see the loch itself, plus the surrounding mountains. The loch would look a lot nicer on a clear day. We shall definitely come back for a better view again!
Three Sisters Viewpoint - Iconic Mountains of Glencoe
Aonach Dubh, Beinn Fhada and Gearr Aonach are three mountains connected together, best known as the Three Sisters in Glencoe. This popular sight to see offers beautiful panoramic views of a group of peaks in the valley. The viewpoint is very easy to access by car or even public transport. If you'd like to explore a bit more in the area, there are several hiking trails in the viewpoint so you can climb up and see this gorgeous hilltop view from the peak.
Loch Achtriochtan - Beautiful Valley in Scotland
Visit the Loch Achtriochtan to discover more of Glencoe, probably the most beautiful fairytale-like valley in the Highlands. This place is very close to the Three Sisters peaks. Its wonderful scenery is a perfect spot for photos and makes it a very nice place to walk around the loch. While you are there, take a deep breath and immerse yourself in this natural beauty. This place is just so surreal, isn't it?
Glenfinnan Viaduct - Spectacular Railway Viaduct in Scotland
FINALLY! The highlight of our Highland Tour is no doubt the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct! This travel destination has become notable as the famous Hogwarts Express crossing scenes from Harry Potter movies were taken here. If you want to see the steam train crossing, make sure you checked the timetable before you go to avoid any disappointment. This railway viaduct is definitely a must-go for everyone who is interested in railway, viaduct, and of course, Harry Potter movies.
Loch Ness View Point - Famous Lake in Fort Augustus
You should definitely visit the Loch Ness and find out if the infamous mythical creature Nessie is still, or has ever been there, or not. Apart from the story of the monster, the Loch Ness is also best known for its peacefully beautiful lake view of the surrounding mountains in the Scottish Highlands. The lake does look too peaceful to have a monster inside, but you never know!
Urquhart Castle - Ancient Ruins on the Shores Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle was a historic castle built in the 13th century on the banks of Loch Ness that now features a visitor centre, exhibits and displays about its history. You can take a guided tour of the castle to discover more about the ruins from the castle walls and the gatehouse to the tower house. Since the castle is located on the shores of Loch Ness, it also offers a fascinating backdrop for photos of the surrounding area. It is totally an attraction that you should not miss.