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Why you should visit the Scottish Highlands in 2024

It's no surprise that #ScottishHighlands is trending on TikTok and Instagram for 2024. With content creators heading north to capture its iconic scenery, now's the time to book your next UK break. Check out our top recommendations and accommodation in the Scottish Highlands below.

The Scottish Highlands serve as a colossal reminder that we have beauty on our doorstep, offering some of the most dramatic and iconic landscapes seen around the world. Whether you want to TikTok on a mountaintop and 'Gram at Laggan Dam, or simply switch off and immerse yourself in the scenery, nature and local culture - you won't be short of options in the Highlands.

Trending on social media

#ExploreScotland #VisitScotland and #ScotlandTravel are trending across TikTok and Instagram. Check out the stats below from the last 30 days up until February 12th 2024.


TikTok stats:

  • 2,000 posts
  • 11 million views

Instagram stats:

  • 1.5 million posts

Getting there, where to visit, what to do

If you're relying on public transport, you'll find connections into to the Highlands from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, however, to make the most of this spectacular region, you'll want a car to explore. Part of the magic of the Highlands is simply driving through them, with endless country roads sweeping through its mountains and lochs. It's a real hot spot destination for driving and motorbike enthusiasts, with thousands embarking on the famous North Coast 500 route annually, which skirts the coastline of northern Scotland.

The Scottish Highlands are all about adventure, and there's no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy. From mountain biking in Fort William to quad bike tours in Aviemore, it's the perfect place to try something new. If sightseeing is more your thing, book a steam train ride over the Glenfinnan Viaduct (the famous bridge featured in the Harry Potter films), pull in at Glencoe for the perfect Instagram snap or join the hunt for the mythical monster in Loch Ness.

If you want to take the Highlands at a more relaxed pace, you'll find spectacular beaches at Nairn and Embo, where you can whale and dolphin watch from the shore. Foodies will love the fresh seafood (the local lobster and mussels are a must) and quaint pubs dotted along Scotland's coastline, and no trip to Cairngorm National Park would be complete without visiting a whisky distillery for a tour and tasting.

Stay at one of these Parkdean Resorts

Looking for accommodation in the Scottish Highlands? We've got you covered, with 8 holiday parks covering all four corners of Scotland. If you want to stay inland in the heart of the Highlands, we recommend Tummel Valley Holiday Park in the beautiful Cairngorms. Or if the beach is a must, check out Nairn Lochloy or Grannie's Heilan' Hame Holiday Park, offering the best of both worlds with the coast, mountains and lochs all within easy reach.

Heading to the Highlands? Don't forget to tag us!

If you're heading to the Scottish Highlands in 2024, don't forget to tag us in your social media posts and stories. We'd love to see what you get up to during your break. Use the hashtag #ParkdeanResorts or tag us on TikTok or Instagram.