Aberdeen is located in the North East of Scotland and is Scotland’s third largest city. Aberdeen is famous for its dramatic granite architecture. The city is set between the Rivers Dee and Don and both rivers provide spectacular walks and scenery.
The coast of Aberdeen is one of Britain’s most breathtaking coasts. There is a long beach between the Rivers Dee and Don which offers a stunning walk. To the north of the Don you can see high sand dunes and to the south of the Dee steep rocky cliff faces. This area is popular for superb rock-climbing and breathtaking scenery.
Aberdeenshire surrounds the city of Aberdeen, visitors can embrace Europe’s longest whisky trail and castle trail here and the areas rich golfing experience. The area is also renowned to be a wildlife paradise. The North Sea and its stunning rock cliffs edges are home to seals, puffins, dolphins and many more.
Morayshire is ideal for visitors looking for less energetic days, you can enjoy fine views, discover local history, sample local whisky and food or visit many visitor attractions. Some of the points of interest are a stream railway, a specialist cashmere mill, a salmon smokehouse an icehouse and garden centres.
The Cairngorms is famous for its National Park and its outstanding mountain range. There are numerous attractions and things to do in the Cairngorms National Park, no matter what age you are or what the weather is like The Cairngorms has everything from museums, castles, historic sites, gardens, distilleries to indoor and outdoor activities.
The Cairngorms National Park and Strathspey is renowned for its mountains, rivers, lochs, forest paths and quant little villages as well as whisky distilleries. The majority of visitors come to the Cairngorms to ski although rock climbing and hillwalking are also popular pastimes, not to mention the world class mountain bike trails. Some of the many attractions in the Cairngorms and Strathspey are Loch an Eilean, Cairngorms Reindeer Herd, Loch Morlich, Rothiemurchus, Highland Wildlife Park, Cairngorms mountains and the Strathspey steam railway.
Loch Ness is world famous for the Loch Ness monster, but the area is also renowned for its history and beauty as well as its legendary mystery.
There is so much to do, such as activities and visitor attractions, it is also a great base for exploring and discovering the Scottish Highlands.
There is something for everyone in Inverness and Loch Ness from visiting castles, churches, art galleries and historic gems to dolphin and whale watching.
Some famous visitor attractions are The Scottish Kilt Maker Visitor Centre, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Eastgate shopping centre, Inchmore Gallery and the Culloden Viaduct.
If you are looking for a place to unwind and relax then the island of Orkney is most definitely your destination. Orkney has 70 uninhibited islands, therefore when you visit there it will just be you and the wildlife keeping you company. When you travel through Orkney its Neolithie ancestry becomes very apparent in many of its ancient monuments stone circles and tombs that are testament to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Its history dates back to 6,000 years ago. The people of Orkney are extremely friendly and warm and are keen to share their islands distinct culture and traditions. There’s definitely lots of things to do on Orkney with museums, galleries, craft workshops and a community of independent retailers, not to mention the numerous visitor attractions, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Old Man of Hoy, St. Magnus Cathedral and the Tomb of the Eagles are but a few.
Cromarty is positioned on the tip of the Black Isle at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth and it’s the Highlands best preserved historic town. Not only is Cromarty a preserved historic town it is now a modern region for travellers as it offers a wealth of attractions from sandy beaches, Bottlenose dolphins, a multi-award winning museum, breathtaking countryside, wildlife and unusual architecture.
Ross is renowned for its spectacular scenery, especially in the west in the area known as Wester Ross, this area includes the Torridon Hills. The Torridons comprises of individual mountains such as Beinn Eighe and Liathach. The Torridon Hills are some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in Britain.
Sutherland is situated in the far northern Highlands of Scotland. Sutherland is one of the remotest parts of Scotland, its beauty is truly breathtaking. Even though Sutherland is easy to get to, once you arrive you feel as if you are miles away from anyone. In the east of Sutherland there are lush, fertile agricultural lands and beautiful sandy beaches. Inland there are mountains and moorlands, not to mention numerous lochs and rivers. On the other hand, the landscape to the north and west is rugged.
Caithness is the most north eastern part of mainland Britain. Caithness has stunning coastlines and is famous for the tiny village of John O’Groats as well as producing fine glass since 1961.
The area is also rich in archaeological remains. Thurso and Wick are amongst the largest towns in the Highlands with Thurso’s port of Scrabster being the primary gateway to the Orkney Islands and beyond.
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