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There are plenty of places to see and visit in the Highlands. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Highlands is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in the Highlands

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    Ben Nevis

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest mountain in Britain at 4,413 feet (1,345 m), Ben Nevis is a popular objective for hikers and climbers alike.

    An estimated 75,000 people ascend via the straightforward, zigzagging …

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    2

    Quiraing

    Hiking Highlight

    Most people just take a picture and then disappear again. Take your time and just hike a route that is offered at Komoot. It is worth it !

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    Kevin
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    3

    The Old Man of Storr

    Hiking Highlight

    Incredible panorama, easy to reach from the parking lot on the road.

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    Cairn Gorm

    Hiking Highlight

    Cairn Gorm is one of the most iconic mountains in Scotland. While it might not be the tallest at 4,085 feet (1,245 metres) tall, it is the namesake of this …

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    Stac Pollaidh

    Hiking Highlight

    Character: Short and crisp hike to Stac Pollaidh, one of the country's most spectacular lookout hills.
    Route: From the parking lot, head for the newly rising path to the north …

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    Càrn Mòr Dearg

    Hiking Highlight

    Càrn Mòr Dearg is a 4,000-foot (1,220 m) Munro in the Scottish Highlands. It is often climbed alongside Ben Nevis. The ridge that links the two Munros is the CMD …

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    Blà Bheinn

    Hiking Highlight

    The view and the climb up to Blà Bheinn are exceptional. The ascent from the west starts pretty harmless, then leads over a ridge to the first lower summit at …

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    Carola K.
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    8

    Ben Nevis Mountain Path

    Hiking Highlight

    You could actually turn every (height) meter again to enjoy the magnificent panorama. Prerequisite: the view is good. Huge cairns (Cairns) show the way in poor visibility conditions. The path …

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    9

    Glenfinnan Viaduct

    Hiking Highlight

    Glenfinnan is home to the monument of the same name at Loch Shiel and the Aqueduct, on which the Jacobite travels four times daily between Fort William and Mallaig. He also stops in Glenfinnan.

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    Carola K.
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    10

    Ben Wyvis

    Hiking Highlight

    Ben Wyvis, an isolated Munro mountain in the north of Scotland. We followed the main path up from the west which leads you through the Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve.

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    Devil's Staircase

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Devil's Staircase is a difficult path up and over the Aonach Eagach ridge, taking you from Glencoe to Kinlochleven. It was both built and named by British soldiers working …

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    Chris
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    12

    Fairy Pools

    Hiking Highlight

    Fantastic walk, with great views, can be a short stroll or long hike depending on what you prefer, as others have all said better to go first thing in the …

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    Tom
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    Suilven

    Hiking Highlight

    For sure footed hikers with good fitness level. Avoid in bad weather

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    Nicole P
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    Inverness Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Inverness Castle overlooks the River Ness from a sandstone cliff and affords fine views over the ancient and picturesque city of Inverness. The castle’s position, bridging the mouth of the …

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    15

    "Lost Valley"

    Hiking Highlight

    The ascent or descent just below the ridge is very steep. Definitely not for beginners.

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    Fort William

    Hiking Highlight

    Fort William marks the end of the West Highland Way for those walkers bold enough to attempt it. Whilst it used to finish just outside Fort William, it was decided …

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    Chris
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    17

    Loch Morlich

    Hiking Highlight

    Loch Morlich (Scottish Gaelic, Loch Mhùrlaig) is a freshwater loch in the Badenoch and Strathspey area of Highland, Scotland near Aviemore. The loch is home to a watersports center with …

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    Brian
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    18

    Neist Point Lighthouse

    Hiking Highlight

    Viewpoint and location of the Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye. The lighthouse itself is a bit rundown and cannot be entered, but the views are spectacular, and …

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    Daniela
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    19

    Tigh-na-sleubhaich

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    In Tigh-na-sleubhaich - that's the name of the area - you'll find numerous relics of former cottages right on the old military road along the West Highland Way. With the surrounding Mamore Mountains simply a picturesque, typically Scottish picture.

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    Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    A simply sensational grade one scramble, set against arguably the most awesome mountain backdrop in Britain: the North Face of the Ben. The Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête' hangs like Britain's …

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