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Welcome to The Highlands

Dramatic landscapes and amazing activities

The Highlands really is the Scotland of your imagination; a beautiful and inspiring region of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history.  Witness the wonderful wildlife and enjoy thrilling outdoor pursuits.  Explore the many mountains and glens, stunning islands and stretches of coastline, and follow the country's only Malt Whisky Trail.Urquhart Castle

From magnificent mountains to grand sea lochs you can discover a rich vibrant culture, delicious local food & drink, iconic castles and a never ending list of amazing outdoor activities, all set against world-renowned landscapes such as Ben Nevis and Loch Ness.

The area's history is clearly visible today with famous battlefields such as Culloden, grand forts, ancient burial sites, and Neolithic stone circles.  You can feel the echoes of history and discover tales of Celts, Picts, and Vikings as you explore this compelling region.

The Highlands are high on outdoor thrills too - ski, climb, surf, mountain bike - and much more.  Walk Scotland's longest glen, follow a magical coastal trail or stroll through 'Malt Whisky Country'.  Golfers and fishermen will find plenty to please with legendary links courses and excellent salmon and superb wild brown trout.

The region offers a rich seasonal larder in addition to all the ravishing scenery.  From fresh seafood caught in local waters to prime meat from local farms, you can eat amazingly well in this food-loving area.  Visit Speyside distilleries where you can learn about whisky production and sample a dram and there are small independent organic breweries with award winning beers.

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