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10 Things to Do in Inverness

Inverness is the Gateway to the Highlands, a city on Scotland’s northeast coast where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. As the largest city and cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is a hub of history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you’re a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply looking for a…

Exploring the Beauty of Wild Swimming in Scotland: A Comprehensive Guide by Highland Experience

Introduction to Wild Swimming in Scotland Wild swimming, or the art of swimming in natural bodies of water, has long been a beloved pastime for those seeking to connect with the great outdoors. In Scotland, this pursuit is elevated to a whole new level, as the country’s diverse geography and abundance of lochs, rivers, and…

20 Surprising Facts About Lewis & Harris

Uncover the Hidden Gems of Lewis & Harris Lewis & Harris, a land of enchanting landscapes and rich heritage, holds many captivating secrets waiting to be discovered. Here are 20 surprising facts that will ignite your wanderlust and inspire you to explore this breath-taking destination. Scottish Gaelic Speakers: Approximately 52% of the population in Lewis…

Exploring the Magic of Alnwick Castle, Howick Hall Gardens, and Barter Books

Are you ready to embark on a captivating journey through history, enchantment, and natural splendour? Join Highland Experience Tours and let us transport you to the mesmerising world of Alnwick Castle, Howick Hall Gardens, and Barter Books. From captivating tales of Scottish and English heritage to the spellbinding allure of medieval market towns, your Scottish…

Uncover Scotland’s Top Filming Locations with Highland Experience Tours

Lights, Camera, Scotland! Scotland’s breath-taking landscapes have set the stage for some of the most iconic films and TV series. With Highland Experience Tours, you can step into the cinematic world and explore the very locations that have captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Discover Iconic Filming Spots Join us on a journey to the…

Chasing The Northern Lights in Scotland 

As the days lengthen and spring flowers begin to bloom, Scotland is gearing up for summer. However, here at Highland Experience, we bid a fond farewell to winter with a touch of sadness.  The winter months in Scotland offer much to appreciate, often overlooked by many. The stunning landscape, though different, retains its stunning allure…

Scottish Gaelic Words to Know

World Gaelic Week, celebrates Scottish Gaelic across the globe, this year (2024) it is taking place between 19th – 25th February. We asked some of our driver-guides which Scottish Gaelic words they think you should know. Here were their top 5.   Alba gu bràth Driver-guide Iain has this one tattooed on his chest, it…

Reasons Why You Should Visit The Fairy Pools on Skye

The Isle of Skye, located off the west coast of Scotland, is known for its stunning landscapes and natural beauty. Among its many attractions, the Fairy Pools stand out as a must-visit destination for tourists and locals alike. These crystal clear waterfall pools are a sight to behold and offer a unique experience for visitors….

Scotland’s Most Romantic Locations

Scotland is known for its breath-taking landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. But did you know that it is also a top destination for romantic getaways and road trips? From charming villages to stunning castles, Scotland offers a variety of romantic locations for couples to explore. In this article, we’ll take a look at some…

Discovering St Andrews’ Hidden Treasures

A Traveller’s Guide to Unexplored Delights St Andrews, located on the east coast of Scotland, is a charming town renowned for its rich golfing history, prestigious university, and breathtaking coastal scenery. Steeped in tradition and dating back to medieval times, St Andrews offers a range of attractions for travellers seeking to immerse themselves in its…

Make the most of Scottish Winter with Highland Experience Tours

With the holidays over, winter being in its full glory and the January blues, it may seem like there isn’t much to look forward to. Except, there is! We really should stop waiting for summer, warm weather or the weekend to start having fun and jumping head deep into new experiences. We should embrace every…

How to travel sustainably

Top tips for making your next trip as eco friendly as possible. In recent months there has been a big shout about looking after the environment and natural resources prompting many people to bring more eco-friendly practices into their daily life from making sure to recycle things when possible and reducing their waste in general….

The Best Places to Photograph in Scotland

“How do you feel about writing a blog on the best places to photograph in Scotland?” What a question! My initial reaction was to reply with sarcasm, “everywhere,” I scoffed. But after a few hours the question was still eating away at me…What are the best places in Scotland to photograph? Is there a “best…

Top Tips for Touring in Scotland

By nature, Scotland is quite an unpredictable place (especially the weather). So, here are a few top tips to help you prepare for touring Scotland with us. Preparing for Scottish Weather Make sure you dress in comfortable or outdoor clothing, layers are great, so you are prepared for all weather and temperatures. To quote Raymond…

Top 10 Scottish Castles

It is very well known that Scotland is full of dramatic natural beauty and man-made wonders which would truly take a lifetime to explore. Castles, in particular, tell their own story of Scottish History. There have been more than 2,000 castles in Scotland throughout history, so it’s been hard but we’ve chosen our top 10…

Beach Holidays in Scotland

When you think of a beach holiday, do you think of Scotland? Probably not. However, our beaches are award-winning! Rather amusingly, pictures of Scotland’s beaches have even been used to sell holidays to Thailand. A photograph of West Beach on the Isle of Berneray was mistaken for Kai Bae beach. Sure, the white sands are…

Life Lessons from Scottish Mythology

Scottish history is captured by myths and legends, tales that have inspired writers and artists for centuries. In old times, people struggled to explain the mysteries of life, so they believed very deeply in stories transmitted by word of mouth. These tales also taught moral values, lessons on how to live our lives consciously and…