If you’re a tourist visiting Scotland, chances are- you want to see one of the iconic Scottish Highland Cows. Where exactly can you find them in Scotland though? Is it just luck, or can you plan it out?
First, let’s talk about these ruggedly cute cows. Symbolic of Scotland, and making their mark in animal popularity lately, these guys are just irresistible! Walking around with their long, wavy coats and majestic horns- how can you resist?
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Hailing from the wilds of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Cows are like nature’s rockstars. They’re toughing it out in the roughest of weather with their shaggy double-layered fur coats. It’s not just their looks that make them stand out though; it’s their whole vibe!
These cows are like walking symbols of Scotland’s beauty and chill attitude. They embody this mix of toughness and calmness. We can’t forget their online fame either! Highland cows are Instagram gold, pulling in fans from everywhere who can’t get enough of their photogenic charm.
When I first traveled to Scotland, I traveled 1,700 miles all over the country and somehow didn’t see a single Highland Cow. Yes, it was terrible. 🙁 I admittedly didn’t do research in advance, and just figured I’d “get lucky and see some”. Sadly, that wasn’t the case. Do I regret that now? Of course!
When I traveled back to Scotland and England the following year, I was more intentional about finding some cows. I researched places ahead of time where I might be able to see some. The only spot near where we’d be traveling was the Trossachs Woolen Mill(photos below!). That was a cute stop with a nice gift shop, and we were able to buy carrots from the owners to go feed the resident coos. 🥕
Cute Gift Shop
While there are clearly many more places than on my list below, I asked my followers on social media “where can you go to see highland cows in Scotland?” (aka “heilan coos“). I did a bit of “crowdsourcing”, and this is the result (so far!):
A few places mentioned to me (in no particular order)