Welcome to the Scottish Highlands. North of Inverness you will discover Caithness, a county that covers an large area at the far top right corner of Scotland, an ancient land once lived in by the Picts and invaded by the Vikings. Explore the far north of Scotland and plan your next visit to Caithness and the Highlands of Scotland.
When you visit Caithness you will discover beautiful scenery making this area a perfect place for holidays for all the family. As the countryside and landscape varies with large stretches of moorland perfect for nature conservation along with outstanding coastal scenery where you can observe dolphins and the occasional whale if you are lucky to be in the correct place at the right time. The land is known for its rich crofting and farming communities, fishing heritage and the towns of Thurso and Wick along with many villages. The area has a fascinating range of old castles, remnants of pictish settlements, standing stones, and brochs along with the more recent effects of the clearances with abandoned villages and houses now long empty.