Find Your Perfect Spot In The Beautiful Scottish Highlands
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You will be captivated by the romance of the Scottish Highlands, which are without a doubt, one of the most scenic regions of Scotland.
If you're visiting Scotland this is one part
of the country you must see. Take your time, hire a car or take one of the many Coach Tours
and appreciate the unspoilt natural beauty of the place.
In traditional Scottish geography, the Highlands is the north-west part of Scotland from Dumbarton to Stonehaven, taking in many towns and villages, including the Hebrides, the County of Bute and parts of Perthshire.
The City of Inverness is regarded as the Highland capital, although Aviemore is the top resort in Scotland, offering a good selection of winter sports like skiing, curling, and snow boarding in the Cairngorms. Aviemore is also an excellent base for tours of the Highlands and Inverness-shire, including the famous Whisky Trail.
Ullapool, on the north west coast of Scotland, is a small town situated about 2 hrs drive from Inverness and close to many of the popular visitor areas in the Scottish Highlands. The Highlands and Islands constitute a wonderful landscape for exploration, but be careful not to stray off the beaten track, or you will quickly find yourself in the wilderness.
Other very famous sights to be seen in the Highlands of Scotland, include Glencoe, The Isle of Skye
, Loch Ness and Ben Nevis. The Black Isle, a short drive from Inverness and Loch Ness, is an ideal base for exploring and touring, with mountains and glens, salmon jumping, lochs, castles, and whisky distilleries.
There are very few places in the world that provoke a sense of pride in its people as the Highlands do for the Scots, perhaps because their beauty remains despite our turbulent history.
Eating and drinking is one of the favourite pastimes in Scotland, and in the Highlands you will find a great selection of eating places with plenty of pubs, restaurants, bistros, cafes, and tearooms. You'll also find hundreds of good holiday cottages and bed & breakfasts, ranging from spacious farmhouses to historic 18th century buildings set in rural locations.
This part of the country has become a favourite wedding destination of many celebrities, including Helen Mirren, Guy Ritchie and Madonna who have chosen the Scottish Highlands as the place to tie the knot.
But it's not just popular with stars, visitors from all over the world flock to the Highlands for outdoor activities like walking, climbing, hiking, cycling, fishing, canoeing and skiing. And you'll also find areas of special interest dedicated to wildlife, bird-watching, seals, otters, and more.
Whatever you’re looking for, whether it's an adventure holiday, a city break or a chance to escape from the outside world to relax in glorious isolation, a trip to the Scottish Highlands promises to be a memorable one.
The welcome mat is always out in the Highlands.
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City of Inverness
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Town of Largs
Town of Perth
Town of Pitlochry
Isle of Kerrera
Isle of Skye
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