Scottish Highlands

The Scotland Highlands from Wester Ross to the Cairngorms

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glenfinnan On the Road to the Isles, at the head of Loch Shiel is the Glenfinnnan Monument. Erected in 1815 to mark the raising of Bonnie Prince Charlie's Standard nearby in 1745. Ending in defeat at Culloden. Fine views from the top of the tower, climb the 70 steps. Travel in Highland Scotland is on well maintained usually level roads through the glens and along the edges of the many sea lochs. Though on the many single track roads, do pull in to let vehicles pass.

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There is a good choice of accommodation in the Scottish Highlands. From bed and breakfast in crofting communities to self catering holiday cottages, to Inverness hotels. All ideal places to stay whilst on your Scotland Holiday

cuillin Romantic Skye, for centuries only reachable by boat, now linked to the mainland by a Bridge. Take the Old Drovers Road from Ratagan, to Glenelg, with fine views back across your shoulder to the Five Sisters of Kintail, a land of red deer and golden eagle. Then the Ferry to Kylerhea. Head down to Elgol with views to the Cuillins. Accessible only to the experienced mountaineer. At the other end of Skye Dunvegan Castle and its Seal Colony. Delightful Portree.

puffins Iona To the South of Skye, not strictly part of the Highlands is the Island of Mull, part of the Inner Hebrides. Tobermory , the Island's Capital, pastel coloured houses along the gentle curve of the harbour, nestling in a wooded bay. A delight. Popular with visiting yachtsmen. Legend has it there is sunken Spanish Galleon in the Bay. Even a distillery .

oban Offshore Islands, such as Iona the home of Christianity, and one of the few places you can still find corncrake. The Treshnish Isles with the puffin colonies of Lunga. They are so inquisitive they have been known to tug at visitors shoelaces. The guillemots of Harp Rock.

fingals-cave Smaller islands, such as Bac Mor, or The Dutchmens Cap, all with Gaelic names unpronounceable to an Englishman. . Staffa and the weird columnar basalt rock formations and Fingals Cave. Visited by Mendelson, Queen Victoria and Turner. Reachable by boat in season, either from the Ulva Ferry, or Fionnphort, weather permitting. Mull itself is accessible by car ferry from Oban

inverary-castle At the head of Loch Fyne, is Inverary, one of the first planned towns in the Highlands of Scotland. the old town was demolished in the mid 18th century at the time when the castle was built. The towns motto is " May there always be herring in your net. Inverary Jail a model of its time, though Its unlikely its prisoners shared the same sentiments, is now open to the public.

Neptune's Staircase 1800 Thomas Telford Caledonian Canal.

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