6 Best Tourist Attractions In The Highlands Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Tourist Attractions In The Highlands

We've rounded up the best tourist attractions in The Highlands in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 6 The Highlands tourist attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tours and river cruises. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tourist attractions we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Stream at Plodda Falls in Inverness

Plodda Falls

  • Tomich
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The stunning Plodda Falls waterfall is 151 feet (46 metres) tall, inside Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, surrounding by majestic Douglas firs wh...

Hilltop view of Urquhart Castle in Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle

  • Loch Ness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Urquhart Castle The magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness, remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state. On...

Family on Murder Mystery Trail

Fort William Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Fort William
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Could the next great detective be part of your family? Time to find out! Grab the kids and go on a wild crime-fighting adventure with the Fort Willia...

Family on Murder Mystery Trail

Inverness Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Who ever said cracking a case meant no time for sightseeing? The Inverness Mystery Treasure Trail is all about combining the two, so slap your thinki...

Passengers on City Sightseeing Inverness Hop on Hop off Tour bus

City Sightseeing Inverness Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions
Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Portree Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Portree
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for ways to get your kids active? Take them on the Portree Treasure Hunt Trail where the promise of buried (fictional) loot is sure to get th...

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