The Scottish Highlands are considered by many to be the most beautiful place on earth. There is undoubtedly no denying that the Highlands are a spectacular area of Scotland. With heather-clad glens, flast flowing rivers, mountains and moorland and some of Britain's most exciting wildlife there is so much to enjoy and see here.
As one of Europe's last great wilderness areas it is a stronghold for native wildlife and flora but the Scottish Highlands have a fascinating cultural heritage of their own. From ancient clans and their castles, battlefields and mythical stories of legends like the Loch Ness Monster. The most sparsely populated part of the United Kingdom, the ramifications of the 'Highland Clearings' are still seen today. Exploring today, you may come across the odd renovated mountain 'Bothy' or even a farmed croft, hints at once busier places that used to dot the whole of the Highlands. As a result of the clearings many highland folk moved to the United States or further afield, giving way to the rise of great sporting estates.
The Highlands of Scotland, renowned the world over for rugged beauty - here you will discover Sir Walter Scott's romantised Scottish landscapes, the landscapes so beloved by Queen Victoria.
8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS, THE PRINCIPAL EDINBURGH, 5* LUXURY CUISINE, GLEN COE, WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND INCLUDING ISLE OF SKYE AND ISLE OF...
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Thank you for arranging a wonderful trip! We’ve been regular visitors to Mallorca for the last 15 years. We normally head for the interior of the island where there is a good selection of stylish boutique hotels, it's hard to surprise us but this trip exceeded our expectations. Finding the hilltop village you suggested for al fresco dining was a delight and there were a number of real gems to discover that are unaffected by the commercial pressures of the coastal resorts. Palma has one of the easiest airports to navigate and the short flight time from the UK makes a long weekend break an attractive possibility.
Mr Beasley: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom