the Highlands of Scotland...

mountains, moors, rivers & lochs, romance, history and breathtaking scenery...
Mountains, moors, rivers & lochs, romance, history and scenic beauty. A huge area full of history, romance, wildlife and scenic beauty to match anything in the World, a spectacular natural environment of mountains, glens, rivers, lochs and sea. This is one of the most popular visitor destinations in Europe with all of the necessary resources to hand – superb selection of accommodation, visitor attractions, quality local shopping and restaurants, cafes and pubs serving the very best of local Highland produce – and very easily accessed by road, rail and air. This is a land of mystery and intrique - of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s rise at Glenfinnan, his fall at Culloden and his flight through Lochaber and Skye to the Outer Hevrides and back – of Nessie hunting, and of superlative mountains and glens, a favourite with filmmakers who cannot resist some of finest scenery in Europe. This is also a land of seascapes and abundant wildlife from ptarmigan, capercaillie, ospreys, mountain hares and golden eagles to otters, red deer, pine martins, seals, whales, porpoise and dolphins – and hundreds of thousands of seabirds in every nook and cranny on spectacular cliffs.

And then there are the opportunities for activities. Fort William, the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK' under a towering Ben Nevis with endless opportunites for hill and mountain climbing, mountain biking and watersports and Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, the largest in the UK, where myriad activities are on offer, all complemented by exquisite countryside and visitor facilities. Then there is Scotland’s first Geopark in the north west Highlands an area of unique beauty with awesome mountains with majestic shapes and romantic names like Foinaven, Canisp and Quinag. The opportunities for enjoyment are unsurpassed with all the services a visitor would want throughout this vast and beautiful part of Scotland.