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 17


Armadale 1

Broadford 3

Glen Brittle and the Cuillin Mountains 2

Glendale 2

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

Isle of Harris 5


Leverburgh 3

Tarbert 2

North Uist 5

Gairloch 4

Ullapool 4

South Uist 3

Durness 3

Lochinver 3

Shieldaig 2

Dunbeath 2

Wick 2

John o'Groats 2

Achiltibuie 2

Lochcarron 1

Dornoch 1

Golspie 1

Helmsdale 1

Thurso 1

Scourie 1

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Arts/ Performance Venue 1

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 2

Castle/ Palace/ Chateau 5

Cave 1

Garden/ Arboretum 1

Geological Site 5

House/ Mansion/ Villa 1

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 1

Information Center 1

Island 1

Library/ Archive 1

Mountain–Sight 1

Museum Village 1

Museum/ Gallery 14

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 7

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 1

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 3

Scenic Drive/ Tour 4

Store/ Shop/ Mall 2

Tour–Sight 2

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 1

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 4

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 1

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Balranald Nature Reserve

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Run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Balranald Nature Reserve shelters large numbers of waders and seabirds. It's...

Barpa Langass Chambered Cairn

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Dating from the 3rd millennium BC, the Barpa Langass Chambered Cairn is the only chambered cairn in the Western Isles known to have retained...

Dun an Sticar

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

At Newtonferry (Port nan Long) stands the remains of what was reputed to be the last inhabited broch in North Uist, Dun an Sticar . ...

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...

Trinity Temple (Teampull na Trionaid)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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