The West with its spectacular scenery and wilderness is only 50 minutes away. Many sights and walks can be recommended. Ullapool is the base for boating trips to the Summer Isles and Inverewe Gardens is well worth a visit. You can also take in Gairloch and Loch Maree on this round trip. This picture is of Plockton on the way to the wonderful Isle of Skye.
The Spey Valley is to the South with Rothiemurchus, Aviemore and theHighland Wildlife Park, the Landmark Centre for children is located at Carrbridge, a steam railway and Osprey hide are found at Boat of Garten. Go and feed the reindeer up the Cairngorm mountains or ski there in the winter months.
The East specialises in whisky distilleries, lovely beaches and antique shops. Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor and Brodie Castles.