The top 5 places to visit at the Scotland Highlands


27 July 2020

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Heading to Scotland and you are planning to visit the Highlands? You are at the right place to see 5 proposals on how to enhance your trip. The mythical Highlands are a great escape from your daily routine; the Highlands offers majestic sceneries of parks, mountains, castles, coastlines and islands.



  • Cairngorms National Park:



The Cairngorms National Park, located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, is the UK’s largest national park that actually covers over 4000-square-kilometers so you have plenty of things to do. If you love outdoor activities, this is the best option for you; you can enjoy various water sports during the summer period or snowsports during winter. Generally, the landscape is fascinating and the area is covered with lochs, rock tors, trees and granite cliffs.



  • Glen Etive



Glen Etive is a glen situated in the Highlands.The river Etive rises at the head of Glen Coe, flows around 18 km and reaches a sea loch, Loch Etive. The river is famous for its whitewater kayakers and at the north, lie the two mountains known as the “Herdsmen of Etive”. The river is said to be very challenging for kayakers including grade 4 rapids with a range of waterfalls and pools.


Bonus Tip:  Glen Etive has been used as the backdrop to many movies, among them Braveheart and Skyfall.


  • Lochaber Geopark



Lochaber Geopark is home for some of the most inspiring sceneries in the world. This outstanding and unique geological heritage has mountains, coasts, rivers, lochs and sandy beaches. Moreover, you can see the Jacobite steam train and take a walk through the Great Glen Way.


Bonus Tip: The town of Fort William is the best option for hillwalking, climbing and downhill mountain bike track due to its mountain structure.



  • GlenFinnan Viaduct



One of the most famous viaducts in the world thanks to the Harry Potter films where Hogwarts Express was seen calling at Glenfinnan! Depending on the time of day you might even catch the Jacobite steam train crossing the viaduct.



  • Loch Ness



This beautiful loch is located near Inverness. Loch Ness is the most voluminous lake in the UK that contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined. I’m sure that you have heard about the myth of a giant monster that lived deep beneath the dark expanses of Loch Ness. Enjoy a boat trip at the loch and you never know, maybe you meet Nessie by yourself. 


Bonus Tip: Urquhart Castle. Enjoy stunning views of Loch Ness over the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands.


Wrap up paragraph: The Highlands possess landscapes and gives you experiences beyond your imagination. You can enjoy your stay there and find things to do durings all seasons. Choose wisely when you are planning to go because some places look better covered by snow.

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