Scotland is well known throughout the world for being home to a number of historical and cultural sites, and visitors are always keen to stay in a hotel, guesthouse, or B&B with a castle, church, or monument in view. Sites like Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle are some of the most visited in the country, but those escaping to the northern region of the Scottish Highlands will have the chance to experience some truly remarkable ruins set amongst some of the world’s most spectacular landscape. Whether you’re cycling along the coast or trekking through the mountains, there is nothing quite as breath-taking as coming across a site like Ardvreck Castle, that overlooks the calm waters of Loch Assynt.
Visit the Ruins of Castle Varrich near the Village of Tongue
One of the Highlands' oldest and most acclaimed sites is Castle Varrich, a ruined building that once was the house of Clan Mackay, and is believed to have been a Norse fort prior to that. Many believe the history of the castle and fort date back some thousand years, making it one of the oldest in the land.
With so much to see and do in the Highlands, be sure to plan your trip with the use of the Expedia search tool, which will help you pick and choose the sites, but also secure the type of accommodation that will suit all of your holiday needs.