The Scottish Highlands is a sublime landscape of lochs, stark mountains, forest and a winding coastline dotted with empty beaches and remote fishing villages. For many, the Highlands is the most beautiful region of the British Isles.

It is a wild place with the lowest population density in Europe, but the Highlanders you’ll encounter here are proud, warm and welcoming, with a strong, independent heritage that stretches back centuries.

More than just whisky, fairy tale castles and sprawling stalking estates – though it certainly has those in spades – it is where the modern face of Scotland can be seen in juxtaposition with long held tradition. Re-emerging wildlife, endless opportunity for adventure and incredible local produce make the Highlands a fine destination to explore.

Twin a morning’s scenic flight over gleaming lochs with an afternoon sea kayaking alongside dolphins and seals in the west coast’s fjords, an invigorating hike before a private distillery tasting, or perhaps trace your family tree across the landscape with your own genealogist.

Then spend your nights living like a laird in a grand Victorian manor or curl up by the fire in private cottage with a whole glen to yourself. Whatever luxury Highland experience you’re after, let Jacada Travel plan your personalised adventure.

Scottish Highlands travel guides