The Highland Wildlife Park is located a 45 minute drive south of Inverness. There is a good selection of animals to keep all ages entertained, including Polar Bears, Lions, Monkeys and my personal favourite the beautiful Red Panda.
Landmark is a fantastic day out! A 25 minute drive South of Inverness, there are roller coasters, butterflies, exotic flowers, an illusions house, a high ropes course and much more. Landmark can get very busy in the summer months so start your day early to avoid the queues
Whether you plan to spend your time hunting the Monster; or just soaking in the awe inspiring beauty, no trip to the area is complete without a visit to the famous Loch Ness.
On the banks of Loch Ness lies the ruins of Urquhart Castle. This is a highly enjoyable day trip, where you can explore the castle, soaking up the history. This is also a great spot to take in the views of the gigantical Loch Ness. There is a Visitors Centre, gift shop and cafe located at the site.
Skye is a magical place, famous for scenery and landscapes that will take your breath away. From Inverness you can take a day trip to Skye with one of the local tour groups. This is a full day trip, where you leave early and you will not return until the evening.
Visit the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising – the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil. Explore the interactive visitor centre, view fascinating artefacts from both sides of the confrontation, and experience the battle in the cinema.
A romantic fairy-tale castle, with a dramatic medieval tower, dungeon, turrets, battlements and drawbridge. There are stunning grounds, gardens and magnificent Cawdor Big Wood. A cafe and gift shop are located on site.
The West Beach at Nairn is a beautiful white sandy beach, where it is not uncommon to spot dolphins.
Or if you want to increases your chances of seeing dolphins you could head to the viewing points at Fort George or Chanonry Point. Or you could take Dolphin spotting Cruise.
Take a drive East to the lovely eco village of Findhorn; with a harbour, beach and small heritage centre this is a great place to spend time. On route you could stop in for some shopping at Brodies Country Fair or pick strawberry’s and browse local produce at Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm.