1 West Highland Railway

From Glasgow to Mallaig via Fort William: the further north you travel, the more spectacular it gets.

2 The Cairngorms

Scotland’s grandest mountain massif, a place of rare plants, wild animals, inspiring vistas and challenging outdoor activities.

3 Glen Coe

Stunning, moody, poignant and full of history – a glorious place for hiking or simple admiration.

4 Loch Shiel

This romantic, unspoilt loch is where Bonnie Prince Charlie first raised an army.

5 Knoydart

Only accessible by boat or a two-day hike over the mountains, this peninsula also boasts mainland Britain’s most isolated pub, the welcoming Old Forge.

6 Wester Ross

Scotland’s finest scenery – a heady mix of high mountains, rugged sea lochs, sweeping bays and scattered islands.

7 Ceilidh Place, Ullapool

The best venue for modern Highland culture, with evenings of music, song and dance.

8 Cromarty

Set on the fertile Black Isle, this charming small town boasts beautiful vernacular architecture and dramatic east-coast scenery.

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