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Highland Rover

Highland Rover

4 days unlimited travel over 8 consecutive days for only £81.50

Things to see with this travelpass

Thurso

ThursoOriginally a Viking settlement, Scotland's most northerly town has some incredible historical sights to explore, like Thurso Castle and St Peter's Church. Once famous for nearby Dounreay nuclear power station, (which has an excellent visitor centre), the area is now better known for its creative glass blowing studios and, with its dramatic coast line, is considered a world-class surfing destination.

Wick

Once the busiest herring port in Europe, you can explore the area's rich past in the fascinating Wick Heritage Centre and the dramatic ruins of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe. Or enjoy a dram at the Pulteney Distillery. Wick is a busy shopping centre but just a short walk away is Sinclair Bay beach – perfect for windsurfing, sand yachting and puffin spotting.

John O'Groats

John O'Groats is best known as the most northerly point on mainland Britain and visitors from all over the world come to be pictured with the famous signpost. You can also enjoy Journey's End Cafe Bar, gift shops and a museum. Or take a short ferry trip to Orkney between May and September. Wildlife cruises are also very popular.

Inverness

A modern city in a truly stunning location, Inverness has superb places to eat and drink, a thriving arts and culture scene with venues like The Ironworks, and loads of superb shops in the huge Eastgate Centre and Victorian Market. It's an ideal base to explore the Highlands - nearby is Culloden Battlefield, and of course the famous Loch Ness.

Uig

A small, beautiful village in an unforgettable corner of Scotland, Uig is primarily a ferry port to the outer isles, but its dramatic setting makes it well worth a visit. Enjoy the locally made Uig pottery and local ales of Isle of Skye Brewery, and other Skye attractions such as the Talisker Distillery and Dunvegan Castle are within easy reach.

Ullapool

Ullapool is a busy fishing port and popular tourist resort thanks to outstanding local attractions like the award-winning Ullapool Museum and several craft shops and galleries. Nearby is Inverpolly National Nature Reserve, home to wildcats and golden eagles. It's also a great base for exploring further afield, and you can catch the ferry to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

Kyleakin

A quiet, attractive village at the end of the spectacular Skye Bridge, Kyleakin is popular with travellers as a great spot for exploring the Cuillin mountains and the rest of the island. Local attractions include a marina, the ruined 14th century Castle Moil, and Bright Water Visitor Centre which offers exclusive tours of the island of Eilean Ban wildlife sanctuary.

Mallaig

Mallaig is a lively port at the end of the panoramic "Road to the Isles" and it's from here that you can take the ferry to the likes of Skye and Eigg, or the village of Inverie and Britain's most remote pub! You can walk to secluded white sand beaches, and sample some of the freshest seafood you'll ever find.

Aberdeen

From the rollercoaster at Codona's Amusement Park on the beach, to the tropical gardens of Duthie Park, or the stunning 500-year-old University, few other cities offer visitors so much variety all in one day. Take a wander along Union Street's mile of pubs, eateries and shops or try the likes of the Lemon Tree, for great live music and comedy.

Fort William

A major Highland resort, the town lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis and you can walk, bike, ski or snowboard on Britain's highest mountain - or take a gondola up 2000 feet for unparalleled views. In the town is a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants and attractions, such as the West Highland Museum, and the Ben Nevis Distillery.

Oban

A working fishing port, dubbed the Seafood Capital of Scotland, Oban is a lively town full of character in a spectacular setting. Local attractions include the Oban Distillery, the mighty Dunstaffnage Castle and McCaig's Tower – a colosseum which dominates the town's skyline. Oban is also known as the 'Gateway to the Isles' with ferries regularly departing to the Inner Hebrides.

Glasgow

The biggest and liveliest of Scotland's cities, Glasgow is a must see destination with an incredible variety of attractions - from The Glasgow Science Centre, to the renowned Burrell Collection, and some of the best shopping in the stylish Buchanan Galleries. Plus a huge choice of bars and restaurants, including the Merchant City and Ashton Lane in the West End.

Where it covers - at a glance

Our flexible Rover ticket that covers travel on trains, ferries and a selection of bus and coach services throughout the West and North Highlands.

Rail

OperatorRoutes includedDiscounts
ScotRailGlasgow - Oban /Fort William / Mallaig           Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh
Inverness - Wick/Thurso
Inverness - Aberdeen
Inverness - Aviemore
Strathspey Steam Railway 10% discount on all full standard fares
Keith & Dufftown Railway10% discount on all full standard fares
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Ferry

OperatorRoutes includedDiscounts
Caledonian MacBrayneOban - Mull
Mallaig - Skye
 
Northlink FerriesScrabster - Stromness
Aberdeen - Lerwick
Aberdeen - Kirkwall - Lerwick
20% discount on Seated Standard fares purchased on the day of sailing on the these routes. 

Coach

OperatorRoutes includedDiscounts
Scottish Citylink / West Coast MotorsOban/Fort William - Inverness 
Stagecoach in the HighlandsThurso - Scrabster 
D & E CoachesInverness - Durness10% discount on Single and Day Return fares on this route.

Please check journey details before travelling as some services operate seasonally.

FAQs

What are the benefits?

Great value. Unlimited travel - gives you the freedom to explore. Flexible - you can choose the days you wish to travel.

When can I travel?

With a Highland Rover ticket, you get 4 days unlimited travel out of 8 consecutive days.

You can travel anytime at the weekend. Monday to Friday, you can travel anytime except on services arriving into Aberdeen and Inverness before 0900.

Which routes can I travel on?

Available for unlimited Standard Class travel on the following services:

ModeOperatorRoutes
RailScotRail
  • Glasgow - Oban/Fort/William/Mallaig
  • Inverness - Kyle of Lochaish
  • Inverness - Wick/Thurso
  • Inverness - Aberdeen
  • Inverness - Aviemore
FerryCaledonian MacBraynee

Oban - Mull

Mallaig - Skye

BusScottish Citylink / West Coast MotorsOban/Fort William - Inverness
Stagecoach in the HighlandsThurso - Scrabster

Do I need to book in advance?

No.

Which discounts apply?

Standard National Railcard discounts apply for 16-25, Senior and Disabled Persons Railcard holders only.

50% discount for children aged 5-15. Under 5s travel free.

Can I get a refund?

Subject to a £10 administration fee on each unused ticket surrendered before the first date of travel.

Discounts available with your Highland Rover:

The Highland Rover also entitles holders to the following great discounts:

ModeOperatorOffer
RailStrathspey Steam Railway10% discount on all full Standard fares
Keith & Dufftown Railway10% discount on all full Standard fares
FerryNorthLink Ferries

20% discount on Seated Standard fares purchased on the day of sailing on the following routes:

  • Scrabster - Stromness
  • Aberdeen - Lerwick
  • Aberdeen - Kirkwall - Lerwick
CoachD & E Coaches

10% discount on Single and Day Return fares on the following route:

Inverness - Durness

Please check journey details before travelling, as some services operate seasonally.