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5 Reasons To Spend This Winter in The Scottish Highlands

1. The Scenery: There’s Nothing Quite Like The Winter Scenery

Frozen loch on a misty day in the Scottish Highlands

It’s easy to see why Scotland has been named the most beautiful country in the world. No matter the season, the breath-taking scenery and stunning surrounding wilderness is amazing to behold. But there is something about winter in the Scottish Highlands that adds that extra bit of magic to an already magical setting. With snowcapped mountains, glittering cities, frost-covered mornings, snow-covered deer and crisp winter nights, winter in the Scottish Highlands is a truly spectacular time of year.

2. The Festivals: Winter In The Scottish Highlands Puts On Quite The Show

There’s more to winter in the Scottish Highlands than winter wildlife and scenic wilderness. There are a number of wonderful winter festivals and events to rival their summer counterparts. Sure, the days are a lot shorter. But with the annual Christmas Lights Switch On, Winter Wonderland at Whin Park, Red Hot Highland Fling and Burns Night, the winter festival line-up looks bright indeed. Which is why winter breaks in Inverness should always be at the top of every winter holiday travel agenda.

3. The Whisky: Sure To Warm You All The Way Down

Winter is cold! It is winter after all. But nothing warms you up more than a wee dram after coming in from the cold. In winter, whisky takes on a life of its own. And with one of the largest selection of famous single malt whiskies in Inverness, there’s no place warmer or more welcoming than the Kingsmills’ Whisky Bar.

4. The Shopping: Looks Like Some Christmas Retail Therapy Is In Order

What’s winter in Inverness without some fabulous Christmas shopping? Eastgate Shopping Centre and the Victorian Market and the perfect stops to buy all those perfect Christmas pressies. But if you need some stocking filler ideas, or something a little quirky, Eden Court Theatre hosts a number of Christmas fairs stock with beautiful arts, crafts and delicious nibbles.

5. The Winter Offers: Winter Breaks Mean Winter Rates

Arguably, one of the best things about spending winter in the Scottish Highlands is all the wonderful winter deals up for grabs. With Christmas holiday deals, Hogmanay special offers, Christmas Party Nights and Festive Lunches, it’s hard to resist spending your winter holidays in right here in Inverness.

So there you have it. 5 great reasons to spend this winter in the Scottish Highlands. Book your winter or Christmas break today and make the most of the holly-days.