Blog posts tagged: Scottish Highlands

Why you need the untamed wildness of the Scottish Highlands
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Why you need the untamed wildness of the Scottish Highlands

There are many things in life we take for granted. One of these is having access to natural beauty. Whether we must walk, drive, fly, or sail over waves.  At any given moment we expect to be able to travel into wild landscapes. We have a cultural fascination with the romantic sublime. We love nothing more than getting away from our busy lives and setting forth into green hills and snow tipped...

Wild Scotland: 10 Magnificent Animals to Spot in the Highlands
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Wild Scotland: 10 Magnificent Animals to Spot in the Highlands

The awe-inspiring Scottish Highlands; deep pine forests swishing in the wind, crystal clear lochs and jagged, lonely mountains. Sir Walter Scott’s country (The Highland Widow, Waverley), of mystery, lore and – an abundance of wildlife. Certain parts of the Highlands (such as the Knoydart Peninsula) are considered wilderness areas, and some of the last places without true infrastructure...

10 Awesomely Beautiful Places to See in the Scottish Highlands
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10 Awesomely Beautiful Places to See in the Scottish Highlands

It’s no secret that Scotland is beautiful, especially the Highlands. It’s a beauty that’s hard to describe though. You see, Scotland is that type of infuriating place that’s achingly attractive, in a rugged, existential, transcendental, tear in the eye – words elude sort of way. In 2017 the readers of the influential travel guide “Rough guides” voted Scotland...

8 Great Highland Castles to Visit in the West of Scotland
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8 Great Highland Castles to Visit in the West of Scotland

Everybody loves a good castle. Whether you’re a history buff, or always secretly fancied yourself as a Game of Thrones style warlord, they are endlessly fascinating places to explore. Quite how many there are in Scotland is remarkable in itself. Estimates range up to 4,000 if you include the smaller, more remote and ruined sites. In terms of those you can actually visit that are more than mere...

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