The Highlands of Scotland is filled with natural wonders and splendid landmarks. Unspoilt landscapes and scenic coastlines make for a super time visiting this beautiful Scottish region. There are many things to see and do when you explore the Highlands.
Finding the perfect place to stay when visiting the Highlands has never been more accessible. At Dunalastair Hotel Suites, you’ll find everything you need for 5-star luxury in a glorious setting. To make your stay extra special, we’ve put together a list of places to see and visit when you are in the Highlands. Read on to find out more!
1. The Three Sisters of Glencoe
If you are looking for an area of natural beauty to explore on foot, it doesn’t get more scenic than hiking through the Glencoe valley. The peaks of Aonach Dubh, Beinn Fhada and Gear are the Three Sisters of Glencoe are glorious Highland mountains formed millions of years ago. People from around the world flock to this renowned region to explore the unspoilt landscapes and all it has to offer.
2. Fingal’s Cave
Slightly further afield and located on the Isle of Staffa in Argyll, Fingal’s Cave provides one of the finest examples of volcanic basalt columns found in the world. It’s a seabird’s paradise with puffins, guillemots, and fulmars flocking to the island during nesting season. It’s a must-see natural wonder that provides an insight into the marvels of mother nature!
3. Luskentyre Sands
If you are looking for stretches of white sand and clear blue waters, look no further than Luskentyre Sands! You’ll discover miles of white sand beaches and green-blue waters stretching for as far as the eye can see on one of the most glorious beaches on the Isle of Harris. The sand dunes of Luskentyre are simply spectacular and the perfect stop to visit after a relaxing stay with us.
4. Scottish Dark Sky Park
The Scottish Highlands provides the perfect backdrop for stargazing. It boasts one of the largest expanses of pure dark sky in the whole of Europe. Exploring the unique Dark Sky Park is a thrilling experience with its Dark Sky Discovery Sites.
Discover the dark night skies of Galloway Forest Park, which is the largest in Dumfries and Galloway. There’s no light pollution to spoil the views of splendid night skies and the trillions of stars of the Milky Way. It is a stargazing wonder located in the Highlands of Scotland.
5. The Green Loch – An Lochan Uaine
The Green Loch of Glenmore Forest Park is magical. Legend tells us how the loch got its colour when the King of the Pixies, Dòmhnall Mòr, washed his clothes in the loch. This area of the Cairngorms National Park attracts visitors from around the world who marvel at such a beautiful natural Highland wonder.
The walk through the woodland trail along the Revoan pass is simply glorious. The scenery is spectacular, with lush forests and steep scree slopes making for a great afternoon in unspoilt, magical, mystical lands.
As an added bonus, Dunalastair Hotel Suites is superbly situated when planning to explore the Green Loch.
6. The Great Moor of Rannoch
The Great Moor of Rannoch is a vast stretch of land filled with lochans, rivers, rocky outcrops and blanket bog. It is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It’s also known to be one of the remaining wildernesses found in Europe,
The best way to explore the area is to travel by train on the West Highland Railway, which crossed The Great Moor of Rannoch for 23 miles. The railway line rises to over 1,300 feet providing spectacular views and a great experience.
7. The Old Man of Hoy
This spectacular sea stack is the tallest in the UK, rising to over 449 ft (137 m) out of the Atlantic Ocean. The Old Man of Hoy is situated in the Orkney archipelago on Scotland’s far northern coast. This marvellous sandstone monolith shows just how the sea and mother nature can carve natural wonders effortlessly over time.
8. Torridon Hills
Located in the Northwest Highlands, The Torridon Hills are known as the Munro Mountains. They rise to 3000 ft offering an amazing backdrop. The region is a hiker’s dream with splendid trails that meander along a Scottish wilderness, offering breath-taking vistas everywhere you look.
9. Faskally Forest
Located on the northern shore of Loch Faskally, this unspoilt region of woodlands is home to some spectacular trees. Faskally Forest covers around 61 acres, and it’s where you discover wild cherry trees, oak and Douglas firs. In all, there are 23 species of trees found in the forest. A lovely trail takes you around Loch Dunmore, which is worth exploring!
10. Cairngorms National Park
The Cairngorms National Park attracts thousands of visitors every year, and for a good reason. It’s an unspoilt area of the Highlands with so much to offer the intrepid explorer. There’s a lot to discover in the park, from picturesque lochs and lochans to woodland and forests with lush valleys in-between glorious mountain ranges.
Discover the Natural Beauty of the Highlands with Dunalastair Hotel Suites
If you are planning a trip to the Highlands, whether for a short or more extended stay, booking a place to stay during your visit is essential. Dunalastair Hotel Suites provides all the comfort and luxury you need to make your trip special.
This beautiful hotel nestled in the heart of Perthshire offers privacy in a superb natural setting. From the moment you arrive to your departure, you’ll find everything you need to make your stay a memorable experience.
Our Monadh restaurant menu provides a range of dishes with gluten-free choices and vegan options. There’s something to suit everyone. There’s also a dedicated children’s menu, and kids eat for free! You’ll enjoy Scottish delights in our Pitlochry restaurant. The complete online menu can be found here.
Enjoy the 5-star luxury of staying at Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Kinloch Rannoch when you visit the Scottish Highlands!