North Scotland

Including the great wilderness areas of the North of Scotland from Caithness and Sutherland down through the Cairngorms and Northern Highlands, this is one of the outstanding wilderness areas throughout Great Britain and Europe as well. The Moray Firth and Aberdeenshire Coast have wonderful beaches intermixed with dramatic coastal cliffs whilst there is also much to explore inland with Whisky and Castle Trails. The principal cities of Aberdeen and Inverness are easy to reach as are the other major towns such as Banchory, Grantown on Spey, Fort William and of course the very top of Scotland John O’Groat’s. The scenery is so breathtaking that some visitors end up just staying in their cottage enjoying the views. If you do want to get out and about there are plentiful opportunities for serious hill and mountain walks and climbs, enjoying superb deserted beaches, cycling on quiet tracks and lanes through wonderful scenery, water sports of all sorts including of course dolphin and whale watching on the Moray Firth in the East or off the rugged West Coast and of course golf can be found almost everywhere. The North of Scotland it will give you an unrivalled experience of all that Scotland has to offer.

Scotland's north-east, between the Rivers Dee and Spey is classic secret country. It lies not just in the hills, but partly beyond them. The rolling plains of Moray and the old counties of Banff and Aberdeen stretch down to a peerless coastline where dolphins roll in the tides of the Moray Firth.

The highest mountain, the deepest loch - this is the area for superlatives as well as great contrasts. Nairn's golf courses or Dornoch Cathedral are as much a part of the area as the soaring rock walls of Ben Nevis or the trackless grandeur of Knoydart.

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