We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Highland Village

4119 Highway 223, Iona, Nova Scotia B2C 1A3, Canada
+1 902-725-2272
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Wonderful step back in time !

This was not my first time here, but always enjoy walking the grounds and usually learn something... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marlene P
Summer adventure

A very wonderful place to stay while in Cape Breton. Great food, great scenery and a museum . A... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
JaneNJoseph123
via mobile
Read all 217 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Overview
  • Reviews
  • Location
  • Q&A
Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nova scotia” (49 reviews)
“general store” (16 reviews)
“cape breton” (48 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
4119 Highway 223, Iona, Nova Scotia B2C 1A3, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 902-725-2272
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (217)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not my first time here, but always enjoy walking the grounds and usually learn something new each visit. So much history to take in.The buildings are being well looked after,kept in good repair. The staff very friendly and informative. Beautiful scenery.

Thank Marlene P
MaxMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Highland Village, responded to this review

So good to hear about your visit with us. The staff work hard to keep the experience fresh so that there are new things to discover on each visit. Thanks for taking the time to write.

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A very wonderful place to stay while in Cape Breton. Great food, great scenery and a museum . A must see.More

1  Thank JaneNJoseph123
MaxMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Highland Village, responded to this review

It's lovely to be thinking about summer on the first day of spring. The Highland Village tells the story of Gaelic settlement in Nova Scotia. Our 11 historic buildings are staffed by costumed animators who are passionate about sharing the Gaelic culture of our ancestors....More

Reviewed 30 December 2016

While touring Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail, we decided to take a detour to go and visit this village. We were happy that we did. The village was very well prepared and showed great examples of homes over different periods. The view was worth...More

Thank Rob123235
MaxMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Highland Village, responded to this review

This is such a beautiful story about your visit with us. It means a lot to us that your daughter enjoyed herself so much. Thanks for telling us about your visit.

Reviewed 22 December 2016

Gaelic culture abounds. Takes a step back into time and shows Cape Breton Celtic life from a time by gone. Gift shop and motel and restaurant on site. Many concerts on the hill here. Highly recommend attending the Concert on the Hill in August annually...More

Thank April Joy B
MaxMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Highland Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share such nice thoughts about the Highland Village. It's like an early Christmas present for us.

Reviewed 28 November 2016

Much better than many a historical recreation the historical houses and lifestyles represented are well animated. The church alone is worth the journey

1  Thank marekw
MaxMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Highland Village, responded to this review

The story of how the church was floated across the lake to the site is remarkable. WE're glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks for telling us about it.

Reviewed 23 November 2016

Stopped by and it was worth every penny - the best of Nova Scotia! Dressed-up interpreters with stories to tell thru the ages, with farming, animals, spinning, weaving, General Store with fiddle music, school with wool fulling table, church, blacksmith - an amazing historical presentation!...More

Thank Nancy J
MaxMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Highland Village, responded to this review

Good to hear about your visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to write.

Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a nice destination to spend a couple of hours. The buildings are laid out in a time sequence from leaving the highlands of Scotland to early 1800's. The village is set right on the coast and the views are spectacular! Enjoy anywhere from...More

Thank Pamela670
MaxMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Highland Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write about your experience.

Reviewed 13 November 2016

It was a great place to see and learn about the history of the Scottish people who made their new home in the New World here in Cape Breton Island. Lots of see and every building on the site is a slow journey in time...More

Thank KidLove
MaxMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Highland Village, responded to this review

WE have just finished up a very busy season and it is icing on the cake to read your lovely comments. Thanks for taking the time to write.

Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our B&B hosts recommended Iona and we were not disappointed. It is on a hill overlooking the Bras d'Or Lake so views were good even though it was a bit misty when we visited. It's a living museum going back in time from the first...More

Thank candt1969
MaxMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Highland Village, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us and took the time to write about it. There is parking available on the upper level for anyone who may experience walking difficulty. You can enjoy most of the village from here.

Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great museum showing how new Scottish immigrants lived when the arrived in Cape Breton. A little steep to walk in places so would not suit some people but the views are fantastic.More

Thank Graham L
MaxMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Highland Village, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to write about your experience. You are correct to point out there is a hill to climb at the beginning of the tour. However, if you ask at the entrance, you will be able to park on the...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill
42 reviews
.20 km away
Wheelhouse Cafe
10 reviews
3.03 km away
Baddeck Lobster Supper
548 reviews
17.34 km away
Rita's Tea Room & Gift Shop
96 reviews
20.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
1,309 reviews
18.19 km away
Orangedale Railway Station Museum
5 reviews
21.74 km away
Whycocomagh Provincial Park
18 reviews
22.46 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Shirley L
Are you still open for the Thanksgiving holiday?
18 January 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from oldpo | Reviewed this property |
They would be open in 2016 on October 10, Canadian Thanksgiving day, not open on US date in November. They close October 18. It is definitely worth the trip!
0
Votes