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Hi , my husband and myself will be visiting the highlands in May. We are hoping to take in Elgin which is where I was born and would love to see,  also Lossiemouth where my late father was stationed in The Royal Navy, The Moray Firth and Inverness. We will be driving up from Wolverhampton. Does anyone have any suggestions on what we should see while we are up there and also on the way back home.


  • scothighlandsscothighlands Member ✭✭
    In Inverness, I particularly like the live Scottish music you’ll find in bars/venues like Hootananny, Gellions and Johnny Foxes.

    The Ness Islands in the centre of the River Ness are a beautiful walk, if you follow the east bank of the river from the station. You can easily spend a couple of hours strolling there. 

    Around Inverness, sights which are often mentioned (I’m yet to visit) are Fort George, Culloden Visitor Centre and Clava Cairns. 

    On the way to/from Inverness, if you wanted to break your journey, I would spend a day at Durham Cathedral.

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  • FullStopNextChapterFullStopNextChapter VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭
    Hi @Celena

    Lossiemouth is such a pretty place. The beach is spectacular and on a good day can easily match the Hebridean sands that are so highly rated. 

    I haven't been to Findhorn but that also looks beautiful. 

    The pretty harbour towns of Cullen and Portsoy are well worth a visit too. You could check out Bow Fiddle rock at Portknockie too. 

    A bit further afield, Perterhead Prison Museum is well worth a going to. Originally an old prison opened in 1888 and the prisoners were used to build the harbour wall in Peterhead. Back in the late 80's a riot broke out and a prison officer was held hostage on the roof for several days until he was rescued by the SAS. It sounds random to suggest that you see this on your holiday, but it is fascinating. 

    Inland - the Speyside Cooperage is a good place to visit too. 

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  • IngeKleefmanIngeKleefman Member ✭✭
    I heard Elgin Cathedral is beautiful, if you hadn't planned on seeing that already. I can confirm Fort George and Culloden are well worth a visit if that's the sort of thing you're interested in, and I would recommend Urquhart Castle as well. I love historic sites myself but even those that aren't necessarily keen on them will love this one, since it is situated on Loch Ness and really a beautiful place to visit. 
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