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Scotland's Wild HeartScottish Highlands

Mountain ridges rise like hulking giants from the wide horizon, rivers rush through deep valley gorges and open countryside stretches as far as the eye can see. The famous lochs are still and silent, home to rare (and sometimes even mythical) wildlife, with pine forests reflecting in the crystalline waters. The Scottish Highlands are an iconic part of Scotland;s heritage, and there really is nowhere else like it. Kayak on the lochs, wander the forests, climb the mountains and bag some Munros or scramble the gorges: this is a paradise for thrill-seekers or those who simply wish to admire the breath-taking scenery.

The Scottish Highlands cover the vast mountainous areas of northwest Scotland. Within its borders, it encompasses many popular Scottish tourist destinations, landmarks and attractions such as Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, the Moray Firth, Ben Nevis (the UK’s highest mountain), the Glencoe valley and The Cairngorms National Park, which is Britain’s largest national park.

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