The Great Glen: coast to coast along Scotland’s rift valley
Scotland’s epic Great Glen is the gift of a dramatic tectonic collision that raised the Scottish Highlands and opened a giant crack across the entire width of the country...
Places in Scotland
Northern Highlands & Islands
Scotland’s vast and melancholy soul is here: an epic land with a stark beauty that indelibly imprints the hearts of those who journey through it. Mist and mountains, rock and heather; long, sun-blessed summer evenings are the pay-off for so many days of horizontal rain. It’s simply magical. Stone tells stories throughout.
Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye (an t-Eilean Sgiathanach in Gaelic) takes its name from the old Norse sky-a, meaning ‘cloud island’, a Viking reference to the often-mist-enshrouded Cuillin Hills. It’s the second-largest of Scotland’s islands, a 50-mile-long patchwork of velvet moors, jagged mountains, sparkling lochs and towering sea cliffs.
Tours and activities
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
Explore Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands on this 12-hour tour from Edinburgh. Depart from Edinburgh by air-conditioned minivan and travel out into the Scottish Highlands to Glencoe with your guide...
Tips and articles
Britain’s 10 unmissable stops
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The cool beyond the castle: Edinburgh's top local experiences
The glories of history – think the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia – are an undeniable part of Edinburgh's appeal. But Scotland's capital is something else too: cool...
Glasgow for every travel style
Glasgow is brimming with adrenaline this summer as the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games (glasgow2014.com)...
The Hebrides: Scotland's magical western islands
An emerald shore receding behind, a sea breeze in your face, a dolphin surfing the bow wave as escort...