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.
Alternatively why not get your group together and host your own games at the Estate! We can accommodate team building exercises, family gatherings or just grand days out. Get in touch with our team to find out all the games and fun you can have at Achnagairn Estate this summer.
For a truly unique & unforgettable experience in the Scottish Highlands, Achnagairn can provide.
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.
With a TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence, this is the most luxurious and exciting way to see parts of Western Scotland that are not visable by car. Why not enjoy a beverage, not just see but experience the sights on offer and enjoy the warmth and classical feel of the steam train journey.
To make a booking or see more about this fascinating trip during your stay at Achnagairn Estate visit the West Coast Railways Official Website.
Visit the quaint Scottish villages via steam train
Arguably one of the Globally 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.
Cruises down the infamous Loch are rich in story-telling fun. Each tour brings its own story and even if you're not a Nessie believer, the views over the Loch will make you feel tranquil and the breeze in your hair will feel fantastic. Urquhart Castle (pronounced Uch-art) is open to visitors and if you're brave enough to climb up the ruins, the view over the Loch really is magical.
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.
The 5* Highlanders' Museum is the Queen's Own Highlanders Collection and features the largest collection of military artefacts outside of Edinburgh. Showcasing the history of the Highland Regiments and includes an array of artefacts and archive material from multiple Scottish Regiments from all stages of Scots History from the infamous Battle of Culloden right up to the modern times.
A mixture of history, culture and the fame from the Outlander's first series has shaped this historic, still-active military site to an ideal visitors spot.
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.