The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles Travel Guide
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Much of the romance of "Caledonia stern and wild"—the splendid and tranquil landscape, the Highland clans, red deer and golden eagles, Celtic mists and legends—is concentrated in this northern region. This is where you can find Eilean Donan, the most romantic of Scottish castles; the land's end at John o'Groats; and Skye, the mysterious island immortalized by the exploits of Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Charming, earthy, inexpensive inns and a few excellent luxury hotels will welcome you after a day of touring the Highlands. Check out hotel restaurants...read more
Northern Scotland has many excellent restaurants where talented chefs use locally grown produce. Most country-house inns (a good choice if you're looking...read more
Things To Do in The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles
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Explore Skye, the misty island: The landscape ranges from the lush, undulating hills and coastal tracks of Sleat in the Garden of Skye to the... Read more
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