High5: Enjoy the view
Inverness Castle Viewpoint, Inverness
The Castle Viewpoint visitor attraction in Inverness offers fabulous 360-degree views of the Highland capital and the surrounding scenery. Enjoy the narrated drone footage that provides a birds-eye perspective of the city and highlights many of the interesting landmarks to look for from the viewing platform. Access to the viewing platform is by staircase only (94 steps). Open April to October, check the website for times and prices. www.highlifehighland.com
Nelson’s Tower, Forres
Enjoy spectacular views over Forres and Findhorn Bay from Nelson’s Tower. Climb the 96 steps to the viewing area on the roof. The tower, which is managed by the Forres Heritage Trust, is open for the 2019 season from 2pm to 4pm, seven days per week, until the end of September. When the Red Ensign is flying, the tower is open. If in doubt, ask at the Falconer Museum. Entry to the tower is by donation.
Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge
Climb to the top of this amazing wooden structure and you will be rewarded with a 360-degree panorama view from the top.
The tower has 105 steps but the views are worth it!
Forsinard Flows, Forsinard
Part of a vast expanse of blanket bog, sheltered straths and mountains is the Flow Country. The RSPB looks after more than 21,000 hectares. The Lookout Tower is open at all times and gives a unique perspective of the Dubh Lochan Trail and great views over the landscape.
Dunnet Head, near Thurso
The most northerly point in mainland Britain, RSPB Scotland Dunnet Head nature reserve has stunning sea cliffs and coastal grassland offering spectacular views. The area is home to puffins, razorbills and fulmars, among other species. Open at all times, donations welcome. During the ground-nesting bird breeding season (April 1 to August 15) please keep your dog close to you.