The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles Travel Guide
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Wild and remote, the Northern Highlands and the Western Isles of Scotland have a timeless grandeur. Dramatic cliffs, long beaches, and craggy mountains jutting up from moorland heighten the romance and mystery. Well-preserved Eilean Donan Castle marks a kind of gateway to the Isle of Skye, famous for the dark and brooding Cuillin Mountains and forever associated with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Jurassic-era sites (dinosaurs left their prints here), prehistoric ruins, crumbling castles, and abandoned crofts compress the whole span of history in the islands.
Charming, earthy, inexpensive inns and a few excellent luxury hotels will welcome you after a day of touring the Highlands.... read more
Northern Scotland has many excellent restaurants where talented chefs use locally grown produce. Most country-house inns (a... read more
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