The Scottish Highlands covers a vast proportion of the beautiful country of Scotland. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday will offer the opportunity to indulge in a wide range of exciting outdoor activities as well as allowing you to visit some historically important towns and villages. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage is guaranteed to delight with breathtaking views of the roaming countryside and rugged mountain ranges. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday will leave you with some lasting memories and feeling exhausted but happy!
A Northern Scottish Highlands offers a vast range of activities for visitors to enjoy, particularly outdoor and winter activities. Available in the region are pursuits such as cycling, walking, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, golf, tennis, skiing, snowboarding and falconry. Keen photographers, artists and ornithologists will also appreciate a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday as there is an abundance of wildlife and nature to see, paint and photograph.
If you have not exhausted yourself and can tear yourself away from the comforts of your Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage, then there are a number of great places to visit in the region. A must visit is the village of John O' Groats, the northernmost village on the British mainland. The village is quite small bit offers panoramic views of the Pentland Firth and you can sometimes see Orkney on a good day. Many people love to have themselves pictured with the "Journey's End" signpost and there is a small museum to explore.
If you are planning a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday you can expect some varied weather throughout the year. The warmer months to have a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage tend to be July and August, when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 20°C but usually hovers around 15°C. The winter months of December and January tend to be the coldest with daytime temperatures averaging at about 5°C. There are high chances of snow on the higher ground when the temperature drops below 4°C which is perfect for a variety of outdoor winter activities. The Northern Scottish Highlands can be particularly wet in the autumn and winter months with up to 30 inches of rainfall throughout the year.
Travellers on a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday can choose to arrive at either Wick Airport (WIC) or Inverness Airport (INV). Airlines offering regular, cheap travel to the area include Eastern Airways, Loganair and easyJet. Passengers can depart from various airports around the UK such as Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL), Edinburgh (EDI), Bristol (BRS), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).