For many first time visitors to Scotland the country consists of Edinburgh and the Highlands. This is understandable. Because, despite the superb efforts of the Tourist Boards the length and breadth of the country, the overwhelming impression that persists - prior to the visitor actually getting here - is of highland glens, highland games, towering mist shrouded mountains, the croft nestling into the heather clad hillside and (of course) Edinburgh Castle.

Some Scots may baulk at that observation but how many of them, apart from those whom actually live in the area, have visited the region to see for themselves the total splendour of the Highlands. It is impossible to do justice to all that the region has to offer but what follows should be enough to whet your appetite.

Glen Coe Pass

Lying between the impressive peaks of the Cairngorm and Monadhliath mountains, the attractions of Aviemore, Badenoch and Strathspey are as varied as they are accessible. Here the visitor will find a rich historical landscape to match the awesome vistas of tumbling rivers and ancient forests that greet them round every turn of the road. A landscape that not only provides a refuge for much of Scotland's rarest wildlife, but is also home to some of the Highland's most thrilling attractions.

The major attraction of the Fort William and Lochaber area (apart from the stunning scenery) is that there is just so many different individual attractions - both geographical and historical, natural and man made, winter and summer.

From the most westerly point of the British mainland at Ardnamurchan Point to the peak of the country's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and from the ski slopes of Aonach Mor and Glencoe to the golden beaches of Morar, this is an outstanding holiday centre.

Kyle of Lochalsh is one of Scotland's most picturesque (and filmed) areas. Glenelg was the setting and inspiration for Gavin Maxwell's Ring of Bright Water and Eilean Donan Castle was the setting for the cult film, Highlander. The beautiful haven of Plockton was the dramatic setting for the BBC's Hamish MacBeth series and the Holywood film, Local Hero, was filmed on the Beautiful sands at Morar.

For a holiday in the heart of the Highlands the place to visit is Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn. Here you will find something to entertain the entire family. From golf on the championship course at Nairn to watching the dolphins leap beneath the Kessock Bridge. If you are looking for creatures of a scarier nature then a cruise on Loch Ness may deliver just the fright you are looking for.

Beyond Inverness and the Great Glen, the visitor will discover that Scotland stretches away in a spectacular fusion of wooded glens, sweeping moors, rugged coasts, towering mountains and welcoming villages.

This is the Northern Highlands - a huge area that presents visitors with one of the most dramatic landscapes in Europe. An area that includes both the rich farmlands of the Black Isle and the precipitous sea cliffs of Cape Wrath. The landscape dominates the imagination and it is where you will find one of the last wilderness areas in Europe. It is an area where you can spot golden eagles and red deer, an area where you can think big and breathe freely.

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