Unmissable castles in the Highlands? Eilean Donan Castle on the Isle of Skye and Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.
A great day trip? Head out to the Isle of Skye for hikes to the Fairy Pools and Old Man of Storr (a rocky pinnacle), driving to Mallaig and crossing on the ferry and passing the Glenfinnan Viaduct en route.
What is the signature dish of Scotland and where can the best example be found? Local seafood and venison are definitely top ingredients in Scotland and are found on many menus of independent restaurants throughout the Highlands. At Inverlochy Castle, the menu features locally sourced oysters, scallops, langoustines and lobster.
You can’t come to the Highlands without seeing…? Experiencing a Highland ceilidh (an evening of traditional Scottish music and dancing) is a must, but be prepared for sore legs and arms in the morning from all the dancing!