Great Scot! Fabulous Sights to See in the Northern Highlands of Scotland

When you’re in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, you have a plethora of fabulous sights to behold. Let’s take a look at a few of them!

Loch Ness

No doubt, this loch is one of the more famous places in Scotland. This is probably because of the supposed Loch Ness Monster. Regardless of whether or not Nessie is actually real, there is much to see in the second largest loch in Scotland.

You can take in the view or take part in the fishing. Loch Ness has several fish that’s local to it like the Three-spined Stickleback and the Eurasian Minnow. If you’re visiting Loch Ness, you may also want to visit…

Urquhart Castle

This ancient castle (or what remains of it) sits right beside the Loch Ness. It was an early medieval fortification of some sort. Scholars date the ruins to about the 13th century. If you stand there, you’ll be standing at the site of a fortification that played a major role in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century.

If the local lore is to be believed, the castle was partially destroyed in 1692. It was to keep it from falling into the hands of Jacobite forces. Since then, it has fallen into disrepair.

Dunrobin Castle

This castle was home to one of the oldest families of Scotland. The grand estate is the family seat of the Earl of Sutherland. The present building and the surrounding gardens were added by a Sir Charles Barry in around 1850.

Presently, Dunrobin Castle is open to the public after being used as a boarding school. You can choose to go through the museum on the grounds. It is to be noted that the castle is open to visitors between the months of April and October.

Highland Wildlife Park

Run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, guests can enjoy Scottish wildlife. This venue has a variety of attractions that focus on the history of wildlife that’s local to the area. Visitors can even drive around the Main Reserve in their vehicles.

These places and more are some of what the Scottish Highlands have to offer.