The Highland Games
Mention the Scottish Highlands, and many people immediately think of the Highland Games, which date back to the early years of Scotland, a time when clans battled for supremacy and kings would hold contests to select their best warriors.
Built in the 14th century, the castle was immortalized by Shakespeare's great tragedy, Macbeth. Shakespeare set Macbeth's murder of Duncan the King of Scots in Cawdor Castle, which has earned it a tremendous amount of attention.
Where there are fishermen, there are good stories and the most famous is of the Loch Ness Monster. In the 1930s, fishermen tried to catch the supposed monster. According to legend, it's still lurking in the loch, an unsolved mystery.
Elgin is a conservative, pristine town and home to Johnstons Mills, which makes cashmere and tweeds for top designer labels. Scotland is known for both tartans and tweeds, which identify people's origins.
Tulloch Castle in Dingwall offers a panoramic view of the rolling Scottish countryside, and each room is unique and befitting a castle stay. According to legend, the castle is haunted, and believe it or not, the haunted rooms are in high demand.
Tulloch Castle Dr., Dingwall, IV15 9ND, United Kingdom
Hootenanny Ceilidh Café Bar
The Hootenanny Ceilidh Café Bar is a great place to go to hear some traditional Scottish music. In the heart of Inverness, it has quickly become one of the most popular gathering places for Celtic musicians and bands, both local and touring.
67 Church St. Inverness, Inverness-Shire, IV1 1ES, United Kingdom