Visit the beautiful Scottish Highlands
Enjoy beautiful Perthshire on your short trip to the Scottish Highlands. Lush green meadows alternate rugged, wild landscapes: the breathtaking Highlands are guaranteed to inspire you and there's a lot to discover. Take a trip to the Cairngorms National Park, experience Scottish history at Blair Castle, or discover the secret of Scottish whiskey in one of the traditional distilleries.
Loch Ness in the Great Glen valley is definitely the most famous lake in Scotland. This is related to the legend of the sea monster Nessie, which is said to have been raging in the waters for centuries. Scotland's most famous lake is up to 300 m deep and with its 56 km², it's the second largest lake in Scotland. Loch Ness is a natural paradise and offers to visitors a unique nature, countless hiking trails with viewpoints and a breathtaking view over the Scottish Lakeland. There is also a wide range of leisure activities such as mountain biking, boat tours or fishing. For those who want to know all that Nessie has to offer, Drumnadrochit houses the visitor center, with a museum where visitors can find out more about Nessie.
In the northwestern Highlands, near the town of Fort William, is the King of Munros."The Ben", the highest mountain in the British Isles, is 1345 meters high and consists of about 400 million years old rock. Scotland's highest mountain is part of the Grampain Mountain Range. For mountain hikers and mountaineers, the highest of all Munros is a popular destination.
Especially in good weather, it's worth a climb as it offers a remarkable view of the impressive mountain landscape of Scotland.
The many historic castles and châteaux of the Highlands are among Scotland's most popular attractions. Among the most beautiful castles is the Dunrobin Castle in the northern part of the Highlands. The castle is the residence of the Earls of Sutherland and has an impressive garden open to the public all year round. In Urquhart Castle, located on Loch Ness, Scotland's eventful history can be experienced first-hand. Due to its fantastic location on the shores of Loch Ness, the Urquart Castle offers a fantastic backdrop. Located on a small island in Loch Duich, Eilean Donan Castle is one of Scotland's most popular tourist attractions and has become famous as a backdrop for classic films such as "James Bond" and "Highlander".
There is probably nothing that embodies the Scottish culture and way of life more than whiskey. In the Highlands alone, you will find over 30 distilleries, many of which offer exciting tours. As the Highlands are geographically the largest of the five Scottish whiskey regions, they also offer an incredible variety of whiskeys. The best place to taste the Scottish national drink is one of the many traditional distilleries. In the historic buildings you will get an insight into the manufacturing process during a guided tour and have the opportunity to taste one or two sips. In the idyllic Aberfeldy distillery, you can even create your own whiskey and take home as a souvenir. Also worth a visit is the distillery Edradour near Pitlochry,