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Plan your visit
Useful links
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Plan your visit

The fun starts with planning your trip! We highly recommend allowing plenty of time to explore our Pictish museums, carved stones and hillforts – and to enjoy the amazing scenery, fantastic fresh air, welcoming communities, great food and drink, and rich culture of the Highlands.

We are committed to encouraging sustainable and ‘green’ tourism in order to increase the benefits and reduce the negative impacts caused by tourism for destinations. We’ve included some handy tips on being a considerate visitor here and please make sure you ‘Know The Code’ by reading all about the Scottish Outdoor Access Code here, this page also includes some helpful tips on driving on single track roads.

If you are keen to explore more of the archaeology and history of the Highlands, then these websites are a good place to start
The online catalogue to Scotland’s archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage.
Details of walks and biking trails in Scotland’s national forests. Some amazing hillforts linked with the Picts are located in national forests in the Highlands, meaning that you can combine walking or mountain-biking with history and outstanding scenery!
Information on archaeological sites in the care of Historic Environment Scotland, learning resources, visitor information and much more.
High Life Highland countryside rangers run a range of events and activities across the Highlands, including visits to archaeological sites.
A two-week festival each October celebrating the heritage of the Highlands from earliest settlers to modern times, and often including Pictish sites and themes. There’s something to suit everyone and many of the events are free. Geo-caching and self-guided history/archaeology trail information also downloadable.
The online Historic Environment Record for The Highland Council area, with over 100,000 records from the earliest human activity to the Cold War.
Information about historic sites managed by the National Trust for Scotland.
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