Windswept coasts, ancient castles and dramatic, Celtic forests – there’s a lot to love about Scotland!
Although geographically small, Scotland is rich with natural wonders. Expect to find your inner adventurer as you explore these mystic lands, filled with craggy cliffs, crystalline lakes and emerald valleys.
With so much raw beauty, it can be difficult to know where to begin! To help you decide, we have put together our list of the most beautiful places to visit in Scotland.
- Loch Ness
No trip to Scotland would be complete without a visit to Loch Ness. Located in the Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness is not only central to local mythology and culture, it is also a beautiful lake that extends over 37 kilometres into Inverness. You can take in the impressive sight with a lakeside hike or a visit to the ruins of Urquhart Castle on the banks of the lake.
- Ben Nevis
At over 1,300 metres tall, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain top in the United Kingdom. While a challenging ascent, hikers who reach the top are rewarded with stunning views across the Grampian Mountains and towards distant Glencoe and Atlantic coast.
- Cairngorms National Park
With over 280km of hiking and mountain biking trails, Cairngorms National Park provides ample opportunity for adventure. Enjoy a hike through vast Cairngorms mountain range, some quiet wildlife watching or experience one of Scotland’s best water-rafting rapids.
Nestled between the pinnacles of the Three Sisters mountain range and the cone-like Pap of Glenco, it is no wonder Glencoe is considered to be Scotland’s most scenic mountain valley. Take in the beauty and serenity of the landscape with one of a hike along one of its many picturesque trails.
- Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park!
Located just an hour outside of Edinburgh, Trossachs National Park is the perfect place to appreciate the beauty of Scotland’s vast rugged landscape. The tree-lined Loch Lomond sits at its heart, offering visitors the chance to windsurf or kayak.
All the beauty is just waiting for you to come and soak it in. To the plane with you!