Winter in the Highlands

Winter in the Highlands

The Scottish Highlands in winter is a truly magical place. It makes for romantic winter escapes with snow covered towering pines, crackling fireplaces and frozen waterfalls.

It is a time to experience tranquility amongst the picturesque winter scenery or wander for miles by foot, car or bike amongst the world’s most breathtaking landscapes.

As the Highlands change into an enchanting winter wonderland with snow dusted fir trees and glistening white snow under sunny skies, Black Sheep Hotels will keep you warm and cozy by a roaring fire while the snow falls gently outside.

Outdoor Activities

Scenic Drives

Drive through beautiful valleys and spectacular landscapes with our list of Highland routes given below.

Cruise the Loch Ness

Nevis Range Experience

Enjoy winter outdoor activities with Nevis Range… Listed below are activities offered:

High Spirit Tours

The whisky trail is the one of the most popular Scottish experiences in the Highlands, which has the world’s largest concentration of whisky distilleries. Enjoy a wee dram as you explore any of the tailor made tours on offer.

  • Highland Whisky Discovery
  • Speyside Whisky Discovery
  • Skye Explorer
  • West Coast Lochs
  • “Nessie” Hunters
  • Bespoke Option

Tomdoun Estates

Experience the wild magnificence of the real Highlands and enjoy activities like deer stalking, bird watching, fly fishing and trekking at the Tomdoun Estate. Just a 20-minute drive from any of our hotels. Enjoy outdoor sports in the company of one of Scotland’s most experienced ghillies.

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Jacobite Cruise on Loch Ness

OPEN from October to March. Cruise the Canal & Loch and visit Urquhart Castle on this three-hour cruise and tour. Your journey starts at Dochgarroch Lock, sailing through the famous man-made part of the Caledonian Canal onto the world-famous waters of Loch Ness. Hop ashore for 1hr to explore the ruin of the historic Urquhart Castle.

Skye Jeep Tours

Experience the magnificence of the real Highlands and enjoy either an amazing outdoor experience on a Vintage Jeep Tour or a Wrangler Tour with Skye Jeep Tours.

Vintage Jeep Tours

Based from Broadford, the Vintage Jeep covers South Skye locations. Perfect for discovering the quiet, hidden corners of South Skye and avoiding the crowds.

Wrangler Tours

Roof on or roof off, this is the fun way to see all the famous locations on Skye. Rapidly becoming a classic, the Wrangler takes you there in style!

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Crombie Clay Shooting

Aim for an exceptional experience of Clay Pigeon Shooting, Air Rifles, Archery, Crossbows, Tomahawk throwing and Sling Shots. These are all available for complete beginners to enthusiasts (8 years and upwards) and for individuals, families or corporate events. Get your camera and capture the breath-taking views at the target centers which are amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the Highlands.

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Places of Interest

Museum / Heritage Centre



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