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The Best Natural Beauty Across Scotland

Scotland is a beautiful country, there’s no two ways about it. From the rolling hills of the borders, to the jagged and imposing peaks in the Highlands, Scotland has a wealth of breath-taking beauty spots located all across the mainland, with plenty more scattering the many islands that surround the coast of this great country. With nearly 40,000 lochs (and smaller lochhans) found throughout Scotland, along with 277 Munros (mountains over 3000 feet), and so much more waiting to be discovered, you really ought to go out and explore the natural beauty that Scotland has to offer.

Of the many Lochs in Scotland, the most famous is, and will probably always be, Loch Ness. Despite Loch Lomond, which is a magnificent Loch in its own right, being the largest by surface area, Loch Ness is significantly deeper, lending more mystery to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster. Nessie, as she is affectionately known as, has led countless tourists to visit Loch Ness, hoping to catch a glimpse of the fable sea monster. Loch Morar, Loch Tay and Loch Awe are also all worth a visit.

Like Loch Ness is to all other Lochs, Ben Nevis is the most famous example of the many mountains in Scotland. Being the tallest peak not only in Scotland, but in the whole of the UK, it’s a rite of passage to many hill walkers, and forms the biggest challenge on the popular Three Peaks Challenge (climbing the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in 24 hours).

The Cairn Gorm Mountain, in the Cairngorms National Park, is another one of the most beautiful and challenging peaks in Scotland. The national park that surrounds it is one of the most remote places in the British Isles, and is perfect to really get away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life.

In short, Scotland has an endless array of beauty sports and natural landmarks just waiting to be discovered. If you have the time during your visit, simply heading out for a walk in the country will reveal much of this natural beauty.

Ben Nevis via Pixabay
Ben Nevis via Pixabay

Ben Nevis

The UK's Highest Mountain

Scotland has the lion's share of the UK's highest mountains. At 1,344m tall, Ben Nevis is the tallest of them all and a popular challenge for seasoned hikers.

Ben Nevis
Loch Ness via Pixabay
Loch Ness via Pixabay

Loch Ness

Famous for the Legendary Loch Ness Monster

Loch Lomond might pip Loch Ness to the crown of Scotland's biggest loch, but Loch Ness is the stuff of legends. The mythical Loch Ness Monster is said to dwell in dark depths of this picturesque expanse of water.

Loch Ness
Glen Coe copyright Dave Souza licensed under CC via Wikipedia
Glen Coe copyright Dave Souza licensed under CC via Wikipedia

Glencoe

One of Scotland's Most Beautiful Landmarks

Found in the south-east corner of the highlands, Glencoe is a glen of volcanic origins. With imposing mountains and breath-taking valleys, Glencoe is a popular tourist spot for walkers, climbers and even cyclists.

Glencoe
Cairngorms copyright Postdlf licensed under CC via Wikipedia
Cairngorms copyright Postdlf licensed under CC via Wikipedia

Cairngorms National Park

The UK's Largest National Park

At a vast 4,528km2, the Cairngorms National Park is easily the largest National Park in the UK. It's remoteness and natural beauty makes it one of the few places in the British Isles where you can truly lose yourself to the world.

Cairngorms National Park

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