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Scottish Highlands Travel Guide - Scotland

The Highlands is the largest, yet least populated geographical area of Scotland and holds some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery like the towering mountain ranges of Nevis and Cairngorm, pockets of the old Caledonian Forest, plentiful lochs and rivers, barren moorland, rugged coastline, sea lochs and enchanting islands.

It plays host to a wealth of wildlife, with the majestic golden eagle soaring high over heads of red deer on the mountains and pine martens, roe deer, capercaillie (horse of the wood), squirrels and wild cat all finding refuge in pockets of the ancient Caledonian Forest. Dolphins and seals navigate the seas, while otters, ospreys and sea eagles fish in the lochs and rivers.

Discover Loch Ness combine a visit to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle with a cruise on the loch. Not just a bus & boat trip, however, their guides specialise in presenting the history and heritage of the area and get you off the beaten track too.

You will unearth a richness of history and culture in the Highlands, from ancient, prehistoric and romantic to mythical, evil and bloody.

You'll find castles, standing stones, battlefields, museums and heritage centres to help you discover the abundant heritage of the Highlands.

You'll find our culture invigorating, with ceilidhs, Highland Games, music & food festivals, fairs and many other local events throughout the year.

If you like to be active, then this is the place for you. A wealth of activities to choose from including sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, climbing, walking, horse riding, fishing, golfing, skiing, mountain biking, shooting, offroad driving, plus lots more to thrill and challenge you.

You can experience one extreme from another here, from the bustling towns and villages, where you will find craft shops, shopping centres, good restaurants, and hotels in areas that make you believe that you could just possibly be the last person on earth!