WHERE IS THE

MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN SCOTLAND ?

We are launching a campaign to find the most beautiful place in Scotland.

Have a look though the entries and vote for your favourite.

Meal Gorm

Meall Gorm is 949m high and is part of the Fannaichs. If you’re an experienced climber thinking about this one then you should consider climbing it along with An Coileachan.
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Bow Fiddle Rock

This is ancient rock which has eroded over the years to make the shape of the tip of a bow. It can be found at the Portknockie coast. This is of great interest to geologist, is stunning to see and makes for a great photo opportunity. If you are in the area and are interested […]
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Balmoral Cairns

Most of us have heard about Balmoral Castle and know that the Royal Family own it and visit it regularly for holidays. What’s not so well known is that there is a really interesting woodland trail round the grounds of the Estate. This walk takes you past most of the impressive cairns that Queen Victoria […]
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Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

At the most westerly point on the British mainland, the 19th century Ardnamurchan Lighthouse has been guiding ships safely through the sea since 1849.
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Ben A’an

Ben A’an is a popular Hill located within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
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Scone Palace

This Georgian mansion of extreme elegance and luxury dates back to 1580. The self-guided tour will take you through a series of extravagant rooms filled with fine French furnishings and noble photographs.
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Loch Katrine

Surrounded by magnificent Trossachs’ landscapes, Loch Katrine’s crystal clear waters are home to an abundance of wildlife and there is a 21 km walking and cycle path from Trossachs Pier to Stronalacher.
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Yesnaby

Yesnaby is a must for all nature lovers. It’s the coastal region on the west of the Orkney mainland. Follow the road to Yesnaby and you will find a little car park at the end. From there you can walk along the coastal path south across Brough of Bigging and on to Yesnaby Castle or […]
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Duncansby Head

Although John o’Groats is known as the most north eastern tip of the mainland Duncansby Head actually goes further by about a mile or two. There are some great views of nature at its best and most rugged from both the car park and beyond.
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Staffa

Take a boat trip to the enchanting Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Many famous people have been inspired by this natural wonder, Mendelssohn with his Hebrides Overture, Keats and Wordsworth with their poems to mention a few… and its little wonder. What an amazing sight to behold.
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Raasay

Peace and tranquillity, woodland walks, coastal paths, secluded beaches, rare wildlife such as golden eagles, sea wildlife such as dolphins, otters and seals can all be found on Raasay
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Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Step back in time and visit this village of blackhouses on the Atlantic coast. This village was abandoned in the 1970s but in 1989 the local trust Urras nan Gearrannan started work restoring, renovating and preserving these historic buildings to be used by holiday makers.
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Pollok Country Park

Nature lovers will revel in the awe-inspiring natural grounds of Pollok Country Park, Glasgow’s only country park. The quiet and wildlife rich sanctuary has gorgeous woodlands and intricate gardens that transform through the seasons, providing constantly changing scenery for visitors to enjoy.
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Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

The park stretches from Loch Lomond to the Trossachs and includes loads of places to go and things to do.
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The Queens View

The Queen’s View overlooks Loch Tummel and is named after Queen Victoria, following her visit to Perth in 1866 and is one of the most photographed places in Scotland.
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Rackwick

Rackwick Bay has a special kind of beauty with its sparkling sands, boulders, red sandstone cliffs, heather filled hills and all looking onto the Pentland Firth.
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Loch Tay

Loch Tay is one of Scotland’s deepest lochs at around 500ft deep and stretches some 15 miles. The main settlements around the loch are Kenmore and Killin.
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Luskentyre Beach

Harris has a very rocky coastline scattered with the most beautiful beaches. Luskentyre is the most stunning of them all with miles of sparkling white sands and clean turquoise coloured water.
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The Fairy Pools

The fairy pools at the foot of Black Cuillins are as magical as they sound. The glittering crystal blue water mini-lagoons on the River Brittle provide wonderful photo opportunities, or if you’re brave enough, an opportunity for some refreshing wild swimming.
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Corpach Wreck

The Golden Harvest was built in 1975 but ran aground on December 8, 2011 during a heavy storm and has been there ever since. But the old fishing vessel, with Ben Nevis in the background, has become one of the most iconic images of the Corpach area.
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Keiss Castle

If you’re travelling from John O’Groats to Wick along the coast road you will pass through Keiss. If you park at the car park on the High Street you can then take the coastal path that leads you to the old ruined Keiss Castle.
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Glen Nevis

Glen Nevis is known for its scenic beauty with its impressive mountains, waterfalls, forestry and loch views.
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Kylesku

This bridge forms part of the A894 and as you travel across it the views over Sutherland are outstanding.
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Rowardennan

Rowardennan is situated in the shadow of Ben Lomond and its tranquillity and magnificent views make it a perfect spot for a loch-side picnic.
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Craigievar Castle

You will recognise this castle because it is the shape of castles that we see over and over again in fairy tales. Situated within the clasp of rolling hills, there is artwork and artifacts galore here to be admired, all of which tell the story of this stunning castle. A family home up until the […]
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Portnahaven

Portnahaven is a quiet village with beautiful views, a Post Office, church and a quaint little pub that does good meals.
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Loch Morlich

This spectacularly beautiful loch has to be seen to be believed.  This shimmering loch is surrounded by the mighty trees of Glenmore Forest, the pristine Morlich Beach and a picture-postcard backdrop of the peaks of the Cairngorm mountains, it’s no wonder it’s considered to be one of the finest lochs in Scotland.
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Kilmartin Glen

Kilmartin Glen is a must if you are interested in finding out about the ancient inhabitants of Scotland.
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Eilean Donan Castle

Situated on its own tidal island, Eilean Donan Castle marks the point where Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh unite.
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Loch Ard

This idyllic freshwater loch is situated close to the town of Aberfoyle, which is known as the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
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St Andrews West Sands

Park your car at the huge car park near the Old Course or walk from the town centre past the Old Course and you’ll find this amazing stretch of beach.
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Footdee

Known locally as “Fittie”, this area of Aberdeen is worth a visit. It is an old fishing village found at the east end of the harbour. Its name is taken from folklore and thought to mean ‘Foot of the Dee’. It is a settlement that dates back to Medieval times, with the first recording of […]
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Rattray Head

Rattray Head is a remote coastal area between Fraserborough and Peterhead. It is most famous for its lighthouse tower which was built in 1895 and is listed for its architectural and historical interest. The lighthouse is slightly offshore and can only be reached at low tide. The beach at Rattray Head consists of large windswept […]
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Loch Maree

Loch Maree has beautiful scenery with its scattered islands, oakwoods and mountains on one side and Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve on the other.
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Isle of Muck

At only about 2 miles by 1 mile the Isle of Muck is the smallest of the Small Isles. You can take a day trip and see a lot of the island in the couple of hours between ferries or choose to stay overnight to give you the chance to take in the whole island.
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Rest and be thankful

The Rest and be Thankful is a stunning mountain pass viewpoint between which divides Glen Kinglas from Glen Croe. It gets its name as it was once a place where people travelling the country would stop, rest and be thankful that they have reached the top of their climb.
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Loch Coruisk

Loch Coruisk is magnificent being right in the heart of the Cuillin. You can get to it via a boat trip from Elgol and you can enjoy some amazing views as you walk around it.
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Drummond Castle Gardens

Drummond Castle Gardens is one of Europe’s and Scotland’s most important and impressive formal gardens.
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Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle is truly spectacular from the moment you see it from the grand mile long entrance after going under the Queen Mother Memorial Gates in Glamis village
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Machrie Moor Standing Stones

f you are on a trip to Arran, are looking for an interesting walk and are interested in archaeology and history then be sure to go to Machrie Moor to see the stone circles. There are six stone circles as well as burial cairns, cists, hut circles and standing stones on the Moor. These date […]
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Edinburgh Castle

Built on top of an extinct volcano as a medieval stronghold, it’s been dominating Edinburgh’s skyline since the 12th century.The sheer impact of the castle’s presence will astound, as you approach it from the same direction would be attackers would have approached it in times gone by.Over a million visitors explore here every year which […]
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Eshaness

Hundreds of millions of years ago Eshaness was a volcano and the rocks that you see today in this area give us a fascinating insight into volcano eruptions and reveal layers of pyroclastic rock and lava.
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The Quiraing

Those who have walked this have said that it is awe inspiring, otherworldly and amazing. There are lots of good photo opportunities on the way. Look out for the two well-known and unusual rock formations of the Prison and the Needle.
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Slains Castle

Known as New Slains Castle to distinguish it from the old, it overlooks the North Sea, but it is not hard to imagine from the ruins what a fantastic stately home this would once have been. Built in the 16th Century, it too is a typical example of a Scottish tower house and was the seat […]
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Luss

The charming village of Luss, on the western shore of Loch Lomond is a must visit when visiting the area.
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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Lying on the border hills, near Stobo village is 65 acres of gardens for visitors to stroll around. These Dawyck Botanic Gardens are most famed for the outstanding collection of trees, some dating back as far as 1680.
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Dumbarton Castle

One of the oldest castles in Scotland, this historic stronghold sits upon a volcanic plug in the Firth of Clyde and was at the heart of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde. The castle is steeped in history with notable past residents including the infant Mary Queen of Scots who stayed there for several months before fleeing […]
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Smoo Caves

Set into the limestone cliffs about a mile east of Durness you will find this spectacular sea cave. You can take the car to the car park and then walk along a path for 10 minutes to reach the waterfall/lake chamber.
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Kinnoull Hill

Amble around the parks 5 hills via the nature trails and relish in the views of the 19th-century Cliffside tower.
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Seilebost Beach

Seilebost Beach is one of many stunning beaches on Harris with beautiful sand, clear water, sand dunes and great views.
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Torridon

The small village of Torridon is a line of buildings between Loch Torridon and the Liathach mountain. There’s a shop, a village hall, a campsite and holiday accommodation. The area called Torridon around Loch Torridon and Glen Torridon has 5 Munros and is therefore popular with climbers. There are also plenty of trails and paths for walkers in this dramatic and scenic area. Look out for red deer and highland cattle.
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Davaar Island

A trip to this island combines the beauty and excitement of the journey with the chance to see a cave painting of the crucifixion.
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Italian Chapel

The story of how this amazing little chapel was built is heartwarming and uplifting, the artwork inside is beautiful and the décor on the frontage is enchanting.
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Fair Isle

This small island measures only 5km by 3km and is 24 miles from Mainland Shetland. It has around 70 people living on the island, mostly on the south side. The Fair Isle Bird Observatory has been on the island for around 55 years doing scientific research. Visitors can visit and find out about their work. […]
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Scald Law

At 1900 feet (around 579 metres), Scald Law is the highest peak in the Pentlands and presents the walking with a more challenging hike.
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Lunan Bay

You can find this outstanding beach at Lunan bay just three miles south of Montrose. Two miles of amazing sandy beach with sand dunes and a castle ruin overlooking it.
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Loch Ness

Loch Ness is famous all around the world for the monster that is said to live in its depths. There are a number of attractions relating to Nessie or you can simply stand by the loch and wonder where she could be hiding in this deep loch and hope that you might just catch a glimpse of her. 
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Ashton Lane

This gorgeous cobbled backstreet in Glasgow is usually a hidden gem you would only hear about from the locals, but we’re here to let you in on this incredible secret part of the city. It contains The Grosvenor which has one of the oldest cinemas in the city as well as a huge bar, along […]
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Castle Tioram

The ruin of Castle Tioram is a nationally important monument, which stands on the small tidal island of Ellean Tioram in Loch Moidart, Lochaber.
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Fairy Glen

Park your car in the car park at the Cromarty end of Rosemarkie, put on your walking shoes and take this one hour fairly easy walk through a delightful glen. You will pass two waterfalls on the way. Locals tell the story of children long ago dressing a spring in the glen with flowers so […]
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Crovie

Crovie is a tiny village tucked away on a little bay between Fraserburgh and Banff. It used to be a fishing village until 1953 when a storm washed away some of it and made it impossible for the fishermen to carry on working from there.
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RRS Discovery

RRS Discovery was the last British ship to be built with three masts but there is something else of which this ship can boast – it was the boat built for adventure. It was the vessel on which Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton made their first visit to the Antarctic. Docked at the aptly named […]
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Corgarff Castle

Corgarff Castle can be found in the Strathdon area of Aberdeenshire. This is a tower house thought to have been built by John Forbes in the early part of the 16th century.
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Old Man of Storr

Some of the most unique landscape in the UK lies in Trotternish Ridge, an area of Skye from before time, sculpted by ancient volcanoes
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Conic Hill

Conic Hill sits on the eastern side of Loch Lomond on the Highland Boundary Fault near Balmaha.  
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Pladda

Pladda is a small island off the coast of Arran. It’s about a kilometre long and houses Pladda Lighthouse. The first lighthouse was put on this island around 1790 but the lighthouse is automated now so no keeper lives on the island.
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Urquhart Castle

Travel out of Inverness for only 30 minutes by car along the A82 towards Drumnadrocit and you will find Urquhart Castle.
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Loch Awe

Loch Awe is around 24 miles long and fairly narrow with Ben Cruachan in the background. There are some lovely walks nearby in particular out to Kilchurn Castle and along the lower slopes of Cruachan. This is a great loch for fishing as the fish thrive in its pure rich water.
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Nairn

While visiting Inverness, take a day to explore the nearby town of Nairn, and its lovely beach, walks, and golf course. It only takes fifteen minutes in the train from Inverness.
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Dunfermline Palace & Abbey

This is a very significant historic set of buildings dating back to the late 11th century when King Malcolm III and Margaret were married in a church on the site.
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Kilt Rock

From the Trotternish Peninsula you can see Kilt Rock and the Mealt Waterfall. Kilt Rock, has a form similar to a pleated kilt with rocks shaded brown and green from the flora and fauna residing on the formation.
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Dean Village

Around a 10 minute walk from Princes Street and the Water of Leith is this most amazing little village with cobbled streets, lovely old and historic buildings and beautiful views along the river. An oasis of calm in the city, it’s a great place to spend some time.  Nearby you can find the Scottish National […]
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Point of Sleat

A walk to the Point of Sleat will take you to a lighthouse, some interesting rock formations, a chance to see marine wildlife and a really good view of Rum and Eigg.
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Duart Castle

Mull has a number of castles so why is Duart Castle worth a visit? First of all it looks impressive sitting up on the clifftop at the end of a penninsula as though guarding Mull. Then there’s the history of the Clan Maclean and the story of how it was restored in 1911 after being […]
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Arthurs Seat

Arthur’s Seat is a jagged, grassy hill, rising up from the urban sprawl, a reminder of the now-extinct volcano, its last eruption was 350 million years ago. No one really knows why it is called Arthur’s Seat, although believe it is a connection between Edinburgh and King Arthur.If it’s panoramic and breathtaking views you are after, the […]
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Talisker Bay

The beach at Talisker is one of those hidden gems that we all love to find. Plan your trip to time it at low tide so that you can enjoy seeing the unusual grey sand and maybe even scramble out to the sea stack.
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Circus Lane

There are lots of lanes and back wynds in Edinburgh so what’s different about this one? Well its just so picturesque with its cobbled street, hanging baskets and plant pots around the doors. If you find yourself in the Stockbridge area then you will find it behind the main bar-filled street called St Stephen Street. […]
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Kerrara

Kerrara is the island that you can see as you look out to the water from Oban. It’s a short 5 minute ferry trip to reach it but you feel that you have reached a land back in time.
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery

This stunning museum first opened in 1901 and is ideal for all ages.  22 phenomenal galleries filled with all sorts of art and history make for a memorable day out. No two visits will ever be the same either, with a continually changing programme of exhibitions, displays and activities on offer throughout the year.
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V&A Dundee

Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the V&A Museum of Design opened in 2018 with exhibitions showcasing the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh right up to modern-day designers such as Holly Fulton. 
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Grey Mare's Tail, Moffat Hills

Grey Mare’s Tail is looked after by the National Trust for Scotland. This waterfall cascades down some 60m into the Moffat Water Valley from Loch Skeen.
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Portree

Portree is Skye’s main town with all the amenities that a visitor would wish for as well as a lovely setting. It’s set around its harbour with fishing boats, pleasure craft and prettily painted houses.
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Stac Pollaidh

If you climb all the way to the summit of Stac Pollaidh you are rewarded by a panoramic view which covers Loch Lugainn, Loch Broom, the Summer Isles, Assynt and the Inverpolly Nature Reserve.
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Caerlaverock Castle

If ever you need inspiration for building a castle, Caerlaverock Castle would be it. Complete with picture-perfect moat and a grand, turreted entrance, Caelaverock truly looks as though it has been torn from the pages of medieval history books. Standing on the southern coast of Scotland, the strength of this triangular stronghold is proven by […]
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Sandwood Bay

Sandwood Bay has 1.5 miles of pink sand, a loch, cliffs, a sea stack and huge sand dunes so it’s little wonder it is said to be the best beach in Britain. A trip to this beach is a delight but be prepared for a long walk to get to it.
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Ardvreck Castle & Calda House

These two ruins can be seen when travelling along the A837 from Inchnadamph. Although they are two separate ruins they should be viewed together to fully understand the history behind them.
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Loch Chon

You’ll find Loch Chon off the B829 road between Kinlochard and Inversnaid and it is a good location for picnics, off-road cycling and walks.
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Bealach na Bà

Remote, scary, challenging, breath-taking and never to be forgotten. This is the road over the mountains to Applecross. The route was built as a pass for cattle.
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Falls of Falloch

If you are driving up the A82 by the side of Loch Lomond and are thinking of a stopping place en-route then consider stopping at the Falls of Falloch car park
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Sligachan

Sligachan is where to go to get the best views of the Black Cuillin, take a leisurely walk along the north shore of Loch Sligachan or if you are skilled and experienced enough, do some serious climbing.
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Bressay Lighthouse

If you travel to the Shetland mainland by sea then you will see Bressay Lighthouse as you approach the harbour.
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Loch Long

This large sea loch in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is a loch that has an interesting history, true natural beauty and an abundance of activities and walks available.
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Bass Rock

This rock is actually the core of an old volcano and was formed 320 million years ago. Today however it is famous for its population of over 150,000 gannets
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Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

See the most dramatic coastal scenery surrounding this ruined castle sitting on the cliff edge and find out the stories of family feuds, battles and disputed claims of ownership. Learn how the castle went from fortress to Grand Mansion to decline and ruin over the many years since it was first built in the 14th century. […]
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Pennan

Pennan is one of three little fishing villages that can be found tucked away on the coast between the steep cliff and the sea between Fraserburgh and Banff.
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Old Man of Hoy

A trip to Orkney would not be complete without a view of the Old Man of Hoy. This is a 137m high sea stack on the west coast. Follow the Hoy coastal track from Rackwick Bay and you will come to a viewing area with the most amazing view of the stack and beyond. It […]
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Neist Point

Sunsets make memories wherever you are, but you’ll certainly never forget a sunset at Neist Point.
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Tobermory

Tobermory is a pretty little port with colourful houses curving around the harbour. The picturesque setting of the harbour buildings was used in the TV program Balamory. It’s the Capital of Mull and you will find most of the Mull attractions are situated in or close to the town.
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Finlaggan Castle

Follow the signs from Port Askaig on Islay to Finlaggan and after only two miles you’ll reach a car park next to the Finlaggan Visitor Centre by the side of Loch Finlaggan.
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Loch Shin

Loch Shin is a long narrow loch measuring around 18 miles by 1 mile. In the summer months you can find watersports of all kinds on this loch and it’s also great for salmon and trout fishing
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Plockton

“The Jewel of the Highlands” is a beautiful village that sits on a sheltered bay with stunning views from all perspectives. There is a wide variety of fascinating things to see and do Plockton. The village is perfect for a relaxing walk whether along the seafront or travelling across to the little island when the […]
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The Necropolis

There’s beauty in the oldest graves in the city, sitting in the fascinating Victorian Garden Cemetery that is The Necropolis. There’s a massive 37 acres to this cemetery full of sculptures, buildings and incredible stories about the some 50,000 people laid to rest here.
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St Abbs

Just outside the pretty coastal fishing village of St Abbs you will find St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve. Although it is mostly unmanned it has lots of information available about the Nature Reserve.
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The Royal Mile

One of the most iconic and popular streets in the city, the Royal Mile connects Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official Scottish residence. Shaped by the retreat of an ice age some 325 million years ago, the district is of historical significance being nestled within the Old Town and packed with […]
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Glencoe

Glencoe is a valley that stretches for ten miles from Loch Leven to Rannoch Moor. The mountain scenery in this area is awe inspiring. So much so that film-makers have used this area as a backdrop in movies such as Harry Potter and James Bond’s Skyfall
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Lochleven Castle

The castle ruin that you see today was probably built around 1300 but there is evidence that this little island was a fortress since around AD490 at the time of the Picts.
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Isle of Coll

Situated six miles west of the Isle of Mull, this tiny island is a Hebridean paradise.  It’s a peaceful and wonderful island that boasts some of the most spectacular natural beauty Scotland has to offer.
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MacLeod’s Maidens

MacLeod’s Maidens are a set of three sea stacks at Maiden’s Point near Idrigill Point on Skye’s Duirinish Peninsula. The largest rises about 70m out of the water.
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St Andrews Old Course

St Andrews is well known for being the home of golf. A trip to St Andrews would not be complete without taking the short walk from the town to the sea-front where you will find the famous Old Course where golf has been played for around 600 years. Golf lovers from around the world come […]
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Calton Hill

How many cities do you know of that have hills protruding right in the middle? Atop the hill, is the Athenian Acropolis, an unfinished project from the early 19th century, a ‘should-have-been’ monument to those who died in the Napoleonic wars. The view from the hilltop is spectacular, the perfect quiet setting to watch the […]
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Ben Nevis

Scotland’s tallest mountain, the summit of Ben Nevis is at an elevation of 4,411ft above sea level. For the less experienced hikers there’s a mountain track to guide you to the top. When you get there you will be rewarded with a panorama of magnificent views, weather depending of course! For the more experienced walkers […]
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Glenfinnan Viaduct

The spectacular twenty-one arch curved viaduct sits near the village of Glenfinnan and earned international fame when it featured in the Harry Potter movies.  It carries the West Highland main train line and overlooks the Glenfinnan Jacobite Monument.
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Millport

Millport is the only town on the island of Great Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde off the coast of North Ayrshire.
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Gruinard Bay

This bay has three beaches with beautiful pink sand, rocky coves and spectacular views of An Tealach, the Coigach hills and lots of little islands. Look out for Eider duck, otters, Northern divers, seals and dolphins.
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Scott’s View

If you are heading towards Dryburgh Abbey along the B6356 look out for the sign for Scott’s View and make the time to stop at the car park and enjoy the view that inspired the writing of Sir Walter Scott. It’s a panoramic view of the Scottish Borders, the meandering River Tweed and the Eildon Hills and a view that this writer came back to admire time and time again. Once you have seen it for yourself you too will want to return over and over again.
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Glen Etive

The road that takes you to Glen Etive is a single track road with passing places
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Dunnottar Castle

Dramatic. Evocative. There is something mystical, almost unbelievable about the ruined cliff top fortress that is Dunnottar Castle. But there it is, perched on the edge of a cliff, open to the elements of the sea.
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Carrbridge

Although small, the village of Carrbridge is bustling with activity. If you come at the right time of year you can take part in some amazing events, including ‘Carrbridge Live Art and Music Festival’ and the famous ‘World Porridge Making Championship’! After all the excitement, take a stroll along one of its many nature walks. […]
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Calanais Standing Stones

The Callanish Stones are an arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern with a central stone circle. They were erected in the late Neolithic era, and were a focus for ritual activity during the Bronze Age.
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Assynt

Assynt is an area in North Western Scotland that offers a variety of scenery with its moorland, mountains, fresh water lochans, hidden river valleys, cliffs, beaches and sea stacks.
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The Hermitage

Gaze upon the giant fir trees which are among the some of the tallest trees in Britain and breathe in the earthy woodland as you roam around the banks of the River Braan.
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Loch an Eilean

Loch an Eilein Castle is a beautiful ruined 13th century castle located in Rothiemurchus forest, south of Aviemore. It takes its name from the irregular shaped loch lying beside it. Voted ‘Britain’s Favourite Picnic Spot’ in 2010, make sure you take a camera with you so you have a record of its stunning natural beauty. […]
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Brother's Point

You can take a short walk of about 2 miles out to Brothers’ Point (Rubha nam Brathairean) where you can get some great views of Mealt Falls, Kilt Rock and across the Minch to the Isle of Rona.
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Stoer Lighthouse

Stoer Head offers a dramatic coastline with great views, wildlife and a Lighthouse.
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St Kilda

St Kilda is the most westerly group of islands in Britain. It is so remote that the boat trip from the remote Outer Hebrides takes nearly three hours
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Carraig Fhada Lighthouse

This lighthouse is an unusual design as it’s not circular like other lighthouses. It’s located about a mile from Port Ellen and can be seen as you arrive by boat from Kennacraig to Port Ellen.
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McCaig's Tower

McCaig’s Tower looks similar to a Colosseum and sits on top of Battery Hill overlooking the town of Oban. It can be seen clearly when you approach Oban whether by sea, train or road. It’s a great place to start your holiday in Oban as it offers you wonderful views of Oban, Mull, Kerrera and […]
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Loch Eriboll

Loch Eriboll sits amid the mountainous heart of North West Sutherland. It is about a mile wide mostly although wider where it reaches the sea.
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Rogie Falls

If you find yourself anywhere near Ullapool and love beautiful country walks, rivers and waterfalls then be sure to look out for these falls.
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Dunrobin Castle

This fascinating castle dates back to the 1300s and it’s a must see if you are anywhere nearby, but give yourself plenty of time as there is so much to see and do while you are there.
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Rannoch Moor

If it is undiluted wilderness that the makers of Harry Potter were after, they certainly found it at Rannoch Moor, also known as Great Moor of Rannoch.
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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a botanical garden located in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland. It features several glasshouses, the most notable of which is the Kibble Palace.
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Rùm

Dominated by the Rùm Cuillin, this National Nature Reserve offers spectacular beaches, scenery wildlife and miles and miles of untouched wilderness. A ferry to the island is available from Arisaig on the west coast of the Scottish or the town of Mallaig.
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Broughty Castle

A 15th Century coastal fort that saw many battles and sieges, the castle and the local environment was an important part of the area’s defence system. The castle that we see today is the latest rebuild of the fort, dating back to the 19th Century.
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The Royal Botanic Garden

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh is one of the great botanical gardens of the world and only a short walk from Edinburgh City Centre. Their mission is to explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future, and if you’re after some calm amongst the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh City […]
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Loch Achtriochtan

This is a stunning lochan just off the A82 with its own car park where you can get some great views and photographs
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Victoria Street

Famous for its eclectic, colourful buildings, Victoria Street makes an inspiring photo opportunity, while along the cobbled streets visitors can peruse everything from hats to liqueurs and antiques to Scottish fashion.
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Lochranza Castle

Visitors to Arran often miss out on this side of the island but the scenery around Lochranza Castle is stunning and shouldn’t be missed.
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St Andrews Cathedral

It is said that the relics of St Andrew were brought to this site in the 700s. The cathedral is in ruins now but after a stroll around the grounds, a view from the top of St Rule’s Tower and a trip around the museum you will know the importance that this grand medieval church had to the people of Scotland.
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Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle was abandoned after it was struck by lightning in 1760 and is now cared for by Historic Environment Scotland. It is a picture postcard ruin often seen in photographs of Loch Awe with Ben Cruachan behind and can be seen from the road on the other side of the loch while travelling north. […]
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Castle Stalker

The Castle was built around 1446 by the MacDougalls, Lords of Lorn and has a violent history from then until it was eventually abandoned in 1840. Its ownership has passed from the MacDougalls to the Stewarts then the Campbells and finally back to the Stewarts. It was used as a hunting lodge and visited many […]
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Standing Stones of Stenness

You really can’t go to Orkney without visiting this site. Although it’s not completely clear why they were erected being able to stand beside them and wonder at what it must have been like 5000 years ago when they were erected.
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Seacliff Beach

This beach sits just over 4 miles from North Berwick. Drive along the A198 for approximately 12 minutes and you will find this beautiful and intriguing hidden gem.
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The Galloway Forest Park

Covering over 299 square miles, The Galloway Forest Park is the largest forest in the UK.  It's a fantastic area to explore with forest trails, three visitor centers, an abundance of wildlife and a great selection of activities available throughout the year.
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Oban

Oban has plenty to offer its visitors. This seaside town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and nearby islands to explore. The town has lots of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants including an interesting chocolate shop & café. Click here to view the other entries
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Treshnish Isles

Spot over 40 species of birds on a boat trip to Treshnish Isles. To view these islands at their best from Mull go to either Treshnish Point or Port Haunn. This group of islands is uninhabited and in fact doesn’t even have any good landing sites.
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Dunscaith Castle

Dunscaith gets its name from Sgathae, a legendary Queen in the days of Fingal. The ruins lie on the west coast of Sleat, the most southern peninsula on the Isle of Skye.
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Plodda Falls

Plunging an impressive 151 feet among the peaceful, picturesque woodland and towering Douglas firs, Plodda Falls remains one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets – and most stunning sights. The breathtaking falls, located in the Highlands of Scotland, are just a short drive from Loch Ness and the quaint Victorian conservation village of Tomich. Easily accessible via […]
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Loch Muick

Loch Muick on the Balmoral Estate is a great day out with friends or family. Drive about 8 miles past Ballater to the Spittal of Glenmuick where you’ll find a car park and a Visitor Centre run by the Balmoral Estate Rangers. Why not try the Loch Muick Circuit which is a pleasant 7.75 mile […]
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Inverarary Castle

The castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and is situated close to Inveraray, the traditional county town of Argyll.  The town sits at the top of Loch Fyne on its western shore and was founded in 1745 by the Duke of Argyll. There are lots to […]
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St Aloysius Church

This stunning Catholic church was built over 100 years ago and is well worth a visit if you appreciate exceptional religious architecture.
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Harlosh Point

It’s a lovely walk out to Harlosh Point with the Cuillins to the south, Rhum to the west and the Maidens and MacLeod’s Table to the north.
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Duntrune Castle

This beautiful 12th-century castle can be found on Argyll's spectacular coastline, around 6.5 miles north-west of Lochgilphead.
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Knock Castle

Knock Castle is a 13th ruin located in the Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye. It's also known by its Gaelic name of Caisteal Uaine, which means Castle Camus. You will find it right next to the Torabhaig whisky distillery which overlooks the ruins of this interesting ruin.
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Glen Affric

This is the place to be if you like a good scenic walk. Here you can find ancient woodland, lochs, moorland, rivers, waterfalls, guided tracks, toilets and picnic benches.
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Old Aberdeen

In Old Aberdeen you’ll find quaint cobbled streets, historic buildings, many of which are part of Aberdeen University, museums and parks.
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Mull of Galloway

The Mull of Galloway is an area on the Rhins Peninsula which was used as a lighthouse with several lighthouse keepers cottages.
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Whaligoe Steps

Whaligoe Steps zigzag down the 250ft cliff face to give you access to Whaligoe Haven. When the Haven was used for herring fishing local women would carry the herring in baskets up the steps. The journey down is spectacular but remember you will need to climb back up them as the only other way to […]
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Glencoe Lochan

There are three different walks around Glencoe Lochan to choose from. All start at the car park and reward the visitor with delightful views of the lochan and surrounding mountains.  
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Airds Bay

Airds Bay is on Loch Etive close to the village of Taynuilt. In fact you can walk from Taynuilt if you are travelling by bus or train. This is a lovely quiet spot with spectacular views of Loch Etive and the surrounding mountains.
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