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Grampian Highlands Travel Guide - Scotland

The North East of Scotland beholds a rich variety of scenery, the diverse coastline incorporates splendid beaches, caves and coves and enchanting coastal fishing towns and villages.

The fertile agricultural lands and fantastic mountains, rivers and forests, shield the varied inland settlements, each individual unique in their own right. All this attracts a rich diversity of wildlife, from the golden eagle and migratory birds to dolphins, deer and wild cat.

This area has attracted poets, writers, painters and film makers and has given inspiration to many, including Bram Stokers "Dracula" and Shakespeare's "MacBeth".

Steeped in history, the area has a lot to offer, including places of interest, a cathedral, castles, distilleries, places of worship are abundant.

This land made and broke kings of Scotland, and has suffered some of the largest Viking and Saxon invasions.

Choose from the Malt Whisky Trail, including some of the more famous Scotch Whiskies, the Castle Trail, Coastal Trail, Victorian Heritage Trail and Pictish Trail.

Sports and activities in the area couldn't be more comprehensive; choose from fishing on some of the most famous rivers, golfing on courses that incorporate rivers, sea, mountains and glens, horse riding, skiing, walking, cycling, water sports and many, many more.