5 Things To Do In The Highlands This Summer

Massed Pipe Band Getting Ready For The Highland Games

1. Kilty Pleasures With The Highland Games

What do you get when you combine the warm summer months with traditional Scottish get-togethers? A cracking day out. The Highland Games are the epitome of all things Scottish. And where better to celebrate this age-old display of brute strength, massed piping, Highland dancing and clan loyalty than right here in the Highlands? It’s the perfect day out for anyone looking for things to do in the Highlands. From the Highland heavies like tug-o-war and the caber toss, to dancing, piping and more, join in the fun and festivities at Bught Park, Inverness, on Saturday the 16th of July.

Steam Train Going Over Viaduct

2. Full Steam Ahead On The Jacobite Steam Train

Stay on track with things to do in the Highlands on a glorious six-hour steam train journey through the Highlands. Starting at the foot of Ben Nevis in Fort William, embark on a magical journey across the breath-taking Glenfinnan Viaduct, pass the silver sands of Morar en route to the small fishing port of Mallaig.

3. Cruise Ahead On The Mythical Loch Ness

Arguably one of the best-known bodies of water, the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness are steeped in myth and mystery. From tales of the elusive Nessie to stunning views of Inverness and the Highlands, get on board Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness Cruises. For the full Highland experience, you can choose from a variety of tours with options to visit Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness 2000 Monster Exhibition.

View of Loch Ness

4. Step Back In Time At The Highlanders Museum

If you love history, a trip to the Highlanders Museum is a must when searching for things to do in the Highlands. Steeped in history from the ground up, the Highlanders Museum is situated in Fort George on an old historical site. Covering three storeys of Scottish history, the Museum is a beacon for Scottish Highland History lovers from all corners of the globe. With over 20 000 artefacts and 10 000 historical documents on display, the Highlanders Museum is probably one of the largest regimental displays outside of London.

Paddle On Over To Boots ’N Paddles

If you happen to find yourself up a creak without a paddle when searching for things to do in the Highlands, take the road less travelled. Literally. Why not enjoy an adventurous day out on one of Scotland’s most iconic lochs – Loch Ness. With a paddle tour for all paddle types, you can take in the sights, sounds and wonders of the Highlands.

So there you have it. Five fun things to do in the Highlands this summer. For more information about visiting the Highlands during the summer months, check out our things to do section on our website. Alternatively, call 01463 831 878 and speak to one of our friendly staff members.