Whether you’re ogling the eye-popping features of the landscape, admiring the awe-inspiring vistas from a mountain-top or absorbing the rich history, the Highlands are an absolute feast for the eyes, not to mention your camera lens.

Dark Skies

Stargazers will be thrilled by the sweeping coverage of glittering stars in several areas of the Highlands, thanks to low levels of light pollution. If you're staying in our Mallaig Apartment, head over to the Isle of Skye, as there are nine locations on the island registered as Dark Sky Discovery Sites. From Armadale to Stein, Broadford to Portree, set up a picnic blanket – don’t forget to take blankets, a flask of hot chocolate and lots of layers. The black corners of Glen Nevis is also must-visit starry places during the winter months, when the conditions are at their best. 

Old Inverlochy Castle, Fort William

When visiting the Fort William area do stop off to look around Old Inverlochy Castle. Although now a ruin this was one of the most important castles in Scottish history and has been the backdrop for two major historical events, the first and second battles of Inverlochy.