The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Isle of Skye 20


Armadale 2

Broadford 4

Glen Brittle and the Cuillin Mountains 2

Glendale 3

Kyle of Lochalsh 2

Portree 1

Trotternish Peninsula 5

Waternish Peninsula 1

Isle of Lewis 6


Calanais Standing Stones 1

Port of Ness 4

Stornoway 1

North Uist 5

Isle of Harris 4


Leverburgh 3

Tarbert 1

South Uist 4

Gairloch 4

Durness 4

Ullapool 4

Shieldaig 3

Lochinver 3

Dornoch 2

Dunbeath 2

Wick 2

John o'Groats 2

Thurso 2

Achiltibuie 2

Lochcarron 1

Golspie 1

Helmsdale 1

Scourie 1

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Beach–Sight 1

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Cave 1

Garden/ Arboretum 2

Geological Site 5

House/ Mansion/ Villa 1

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 1

Information Center 2

Island 2

Library/ Archive 2

Mountain–Sight 1

Museum Village 2

Museum/ Gallery 17

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 8

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 2

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 1

Scenic Drive/ Tour 4

Store/ Shop/ Mall 2

Tour–Sight 3

Trail/ Path 1

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 7

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Staffin Museum

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Built on the foundations of an 1840s schoolhouse, this single-room museum is a labor of love of builder Dugald Ross, who first saw the...

Taigh Chearsabhagh

  • Museum/Gallery

Set right on the shore, the well-run Taigh Chearsabhagh has two separate exhibition spaces, a working print shop, and a permanent exhibition...

Tain through Time

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If you're driving south toward Inverness on the A9, consider detouring first to Tain (look for signs to the town) for a visit to its...

Talisker Distillery

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker produces a sweet, light single malt that has the typical peaty aroma of island whiskies,...

Tigh na Coille: Aros

  • Arts/Performance Venue

On the outskirts of town is Tigh na Coille: Aros ( tigh na coille is Gaelic for "house of the forest," and aros means "home" or "homestead...

Timespan Heritage Centre

  • Museum/Gallery

This thought-provoking mix of displays, artifacts, and audiovisual materials portrays the history of the area from the Stone Age to the...

Torridon Visitor Center

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The National Trust for Scotland operates a visitor center that explains the ecology and geology of the area. A small deer museum has...

Trinity Temple

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You can explore the ruins of Trinity Temple (Teampull na Trionaid), a medieval college and monastery said to have been founded in the...

Ullapool Museum

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Films, photographs, and audiovisual displays tell the story of the area from the Ice Age to modern times, including the "klondyking"...

Wick Heritage Centre

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To learn how this town grew, visit the Wick Heritage Centre. The locals who run it are real enthusiasts, and they will take you through...


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