Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands ~ http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/scottish-highlands.htmlThe Scottish Highlands really is a beautiful and inspiring region of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history. Explore famous lochs, breathtaking beaches and magnificent glens, witness battlefields and ancient monuments, admire local arts and crafts, try almost every outdoor activity you could think of and marvel at the beauty of a remarkable range of wildlife.

The Scottish Highlands contain some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, including National Parks and vast areas of unspoiled wilderness. From the vibrant city of Inverness and Loch Ness (Home of Nessie the Loch Ness monster) through the Caledonian Canal to Fort William and the Eilean Donan castle the adventure capital of the UK, to the tranquil and peaceful Islands, the Inner and Outer Hebrides, and the Isle of Skye (great place for sunsets).

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Scotland’s Highland region, covering the northern two-thirds of the country, holds much of the mainland’s most spectacular scenery. You may be surprised at just how remote much of it still is: the vast peat bogs in the north, for example, are among the most extensive and unspoiled wilderness areas in Europe, while a handful of the west coast’s isolated crofting villages can still be reached only by boat. The only major city, Inverness, is best used as a springboard for more remote areas where you can soak in the Highlands’ classic combination of mountains, glens, lochs and rivers, surrounded on three sides by a magnificently pitted and rugged coastline.

When you visit the Highlands of Scotland you will be amazed how much wildlife can be seen which may include: Roe Deer, Red Deer, Scottish Wildcat, Red Squirrel, Pine Marten, Puffins, Buzzards, Golden Eagles, Osprey, White Tailed Sea Eagles, Otters, Seals, Dolphins and Whales. Not forgetting the beauty of the lochs, mixed woodland including the Scottish Pine, and a wide range of wild flowers and plants in the Highlands. Enjoy the friendly people, rich culture, unspoiled Highlands countryside and much, much more.