The dramatic highlands and Islands offer large retreats in outstanding settings

Some of the most stunning scenery in the world greets visitors to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. With Loch Ness and Ben Nevis just being the start of what this amazing place has to offer you can be sure that you won’t be bored when visiting this brilliant part of the world.

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Home to some of the most stunning scenery in the whole of the United Kingdom, the Scottish Highlands and Islands of this ancient land make a wonderful place to get away and escape the rush of modern day life and breath in some truly fresh air.

Perhaps the most famous of all the Scottish regions, the highlands of Scotland provide one of the most exciting places for anyone looking for a holiday in the UK. The stunning mountain tops mixed with the Lochs and lakes that sit in the valleys make it easy to see why this inspiring piece of land has been so popular for so many years.

Inverness, the city which sits in the Highlands is a modern place with brilliant transport links that can take you away to some of the more rural locations. The city has everything you could want or expect from a modern city so despite being located in the wilderness, you won’t be far from any modern amenities that you may want. With the villages and towns that are dotted throughout the region ensuring that the old traditions of the highlands are kept in modern times, you can enjoy some of the finest food and drink produced in the most traditional ways.

The remote islands in this region are home to some of the most diverse and wonderful wildlife that is available in the whole of the United Kingdom. The Orkeny and Shetland Isles are most recognised, out of the seventy islands, twenty are inhabited with some amazing castles, fifty miles above are the Shetland Isles. Shetland Isles are great place to visit, with an oceanic climate, rugged coastline and rolling hills inland.

Walk along the cliff top walks and discover one of a huge network of caves to explore. Smoo Cave is Britain's biggest sea cave, a magnificent experience and is rich in archaeological history. St Ninian's Cave has carvings dating back to the eighth century, it is believed this is where Christianity was brought to Scotland and is visited by pilgrims to this day.

Whether an experienced or novice climber or adventurer you can climb Ben Nevis or pick one the trails suitable for an easier walk. Come down feeling fresh from the mountains and you can go searching for Nessie, Scotland’s most famous resident. Scotland is an all year round destination and in the winter, grab your snowboard or skis and head up to catch the snow. Whichever kind of holiday takes your fancy you’ll be sure to be amazed by what this wonderful location has to offer.

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