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Top Ten Most Beautiful Places in Scotland

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Follow the trail of Scotland's long battle for independence with England as you take in the historic border towns, watch the famous horse parades of the Coldstream Guards and visit the exquisite Melrose Abbey. 10. Edinburgh. We can't make a list of Scotland's most beautiful destinations without a nod to the historic capital.

Brodick
Brodick

Scotland's most famous loch has more to offer than a glimpse of the notorious Loch Ness monster. Explore the 754-foot deep lake on a Loch Ness trip from Inverness, hike around the lakeside, or visit the ruins of one of Scotland's largest castles, Urquhart Castle, perched on its banks.

Skye
Skye

Scotland's most famous loch has more to offer than a glimpse of the notorious Loch Ness monster. Explore the 754-foot deep lake on a Loch Ness trip from Inverness, hike around the lakeside, or visit the ruins of one of Scotland's largest castles, Urquhart Castle, perched on its banks.

Inverness
Inverness

Scotland's most famous loch has more to offer than a glimpse of the notorious Loch Ness monster. Explore the 754-foot deep lake on a Loch Ness trip from Inverness, hike around the lakeside, or visit the ruins of one of Scotland's largest castles, Urquhart Castle, perched on its banks.

Loch Ness
Loch Ness

Scotland's most famous loch has more to offer than a glimpse of the notorious Loch Ness monster. Explore the 754-foot deep lake on a Loch Ness trip from Inverness, hike around the lakeside, or visit the ruins of one of Scotland's largest castles, Urquhart Castle, perched on its banks.

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Fort William
Fort William

From wild marshlands shrouded in morning mist to rugged mountain peaks and glistening lochs, Scotland has no shortage of jaw-dropping views. To get you started, here are 10 of Scotland's most beautiful places to add to your itinerary. 1. Loch Ness. Photo courtesy of mendhak via Flickr.

Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond

Fronted by the dazzling expanse of Loch Leven and overshadowed by the pinnacles of the Three Sisters mountain range and the cone-like Pap of Glencoe, walking through the valley is one of Scotland's most rewarding hikes. 5. Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Photo courtesy of Squeezyboy via Flickr.

Barra
Barra

Scotland's most famous loch has more to offer than a glimpse of the notorious Loch Ness monster. Explore the 754-foot deep lake on a Loch Ness trip from Inverness, hike around the lakeside, or visit the ruins of one of Scotland's largest castles, Urquhart Castle, perched on its banks.

Stirling
Stirling

Follow the trail of Scotland's long battle for independence with England as you take in the historic border towns, watch the famous horse parades of the Coldstream Guards and visit the exquisite Melrose Abbey. 10. Edinburgh. We can't make a list of Scotland's most beautiful destinations without a nod to the historic capital.

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Oban
Oban

Follow the trail of Scotland's long battle for independence with England as you take in the historic border towns, watch the famous horse parades of the Coldstream Guards and visit the exquisite Melrose Abbey. 10. Edinburgh. We can't make a list of Scotland's most beautiful destinations without a nod to the historic capital.

St Andrews
St Andrews

Re: What are the most beautiful places to go in Scotland ? Feb 14, 2008, 5:08 AM I think the mountain Dave means is Liathach which is in Torridon, a beautiful area with stunning scenery.

Portree
Portree

Portree is the largest town on the island and makes for a superb view when seen from above on the cliffs that surround it, or looking back from the waters of Loch Portree. The town looks out across the loch and towards the Sound of Raasay, and it is the main cultural centre for Skye, with the Aros Centre hosting exhibitions of Gaelic culture.

Mull
Mull

Re: What are the most beautiful places to go in Scotland ? Feb 13, 2008, 5:15 PM I would like to see a bit of everything in beauty Scotland has to offer.. eg both high and lowlands castles mountains lake river or waterfalls, museum and shopping.

Glencoe
Glencoe

Scotland"s most scenic mountain valley, Glencoe, displays a landscape so serene it could have been photoshopped. Fronted by the dazzling expanse of Loch Leven and overshadowed by the pinnacles of the Three Sisters mountain range and the cone-like Pap of Glencoe, walking through the valley is one of Scotland's most rewarding hikes. 5.

Aviemore
Aviemore

Follow the trail of Scotland's long battle for independence with England as you take in the historic border towns, watch the famous horse parades of the Coldstream Guards and visit the exquisite Melrose Abbey. 10. Edinburgh. We can't make a list of Scotland's most beautiful destinations without a nod to the historic capital.

Isle of Arran
Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran, Scotland is one of the most southerly Scottish islands and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Arran is 19 miles or 30 km long by 10 miles or 16 km wide but has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes.

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Dundee
Dundee

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in Scotland for familes, kids and couples, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Skye and the Cairngorms, and what to do when there

Pitlochry
Pitlochry

to Pitlochry. Pitlochry is one of Scotland's most beautiful and vibrant places to visit. In the heart of Scotland with real hospitality, clear sparkling air, beautiful scenery, rich clan history, fine food, plenty of space and lots to see and do.

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Cairngorms
Cairngorms

Hiking, climbing and scrambling up its steep face is one of Scotland's greatest challenges, but hardy hikers will be rewarded with some of the country's most spectacular views - stretching over the Grampian Mountains towards distant Glencoe and the Atlantic coast. 3. Cairngorms National Park. Photo courtesy of Andrew Last via Flickr.

Fort Augustus
Fort Augustus

Visitor information for Fort Augustus, Inverness Shire including accommodation, things to do, attractions, events and food & drink. Situated on the most southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, this historic and scenic hamlet is a popular tourist destination.

Glenfinnan
Glenfinnan

Follow the trail of Scotland's long battle for independence with England as you take in the historic border towns, watch the famous horse parades of the Coldstream Guards and visit the exquisite Melrose Abbey. 10. Edinburgh. We can't make a list of Scotland's most beautiful destinations without a nod to the historic capital.

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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park was Scotland’s first national park, designated in 2002. Loch Lomond itself is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area, and the park contains a diverse geography that includes 21 munros (Scottish mountains), two forest parks, 22 lochs, and over 50 designated special nature conservation sites that are home to a variety of wildlife.

Dumfries
Dumfries

Sir Walter Scott called the town ‘the most beautiful’ in all of Scotland. It developed around the magnificent Kelso Abbey in the 12th century, once among the grandest monastic houses in Scotland and now a spectacular Romanesque ruin after it was destroyed during the Reformation.

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Lewis
Lewis

To get you started, here are 10 of Scotland's most beautiful places to add to your itinerary. 1. Loch Ness. Photo courtesy of mendhak via Flickr. Scotland's most famous loch has more to offer than a glimpse of the notorious Loch Ness monster.

Leith
Leith

As Scotland is named the most beautiful country in the world, ... 10 of the most beautiful places in Scotland. ... green hills and the Baltic waters of Leith.

Ullapool
Ullapool

Answer 1 of 15: Hi I am from Canada.I would like to go to Scotland when the weather is sunniest.What are the most beautiful places to go in Scotland in 7-14 days and what is the best package deal recommendations for bus tours with sleep accomodations?

Inveraray
Inveraray

Scotland's most famous loch has more to offer than a glimpse of the notorious Loch Ness monster. Explore the 754-foot deep lake on a Loch Ness trip from Inverness, hike around the lakeside, or visit the ruins of one of Scotland's largest castles, Urquhart Castle, perched on its banks.

Cairngorms National Park
Cairngorms National Park

Hiking, climbing and scrambling up its steep face is one of Scotland's greatest challenges, but hardy hikers will be rewarded with some of the country's most spectacular views - stretching over the Grampian Mountains towards distant Glencoe and the Atlantic coast. 3. Cairngorms National Park. Photo courtesy of Andrew Last via Flickr.

Trossachs
Trossachs

Fronted by the dazzling expanse of Loch Leven and overshadowed by the pinnacles of the Three Sisters mountain range and the cone-like Pap of Glencoe, walking through the valley is one of Scotland's most rewarding hikes. 5. Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Photo courtesy of Squeezyboy via Flickr.

Islay
Islay

Re: What are the most beautiful places to go in Scotland ? Feb 13, 2008, 7:42 PM Weather in Scotland is really hit and miss. You could go in summer and see snow or it could be almost t shirt weather in February. Generally the East coast is drier than the west but a few degrees colder.

Lerwick
Lerwick

Follow the trail of Scotland's long battle for independence with England as you take in the historic border towns, watch the famous horse parades of the Coldstream Guards and visit the exquisite Melrose Abbey. 10. Edinburgh. We can't make a list of Scotland's most beautiful destinations without a nod to the historic capital.

John o' Groats
John o' Groats

John O’Groats may be best known for its jaw-dropping location at the top of mainland Britain, but that’s not the only reason you should visit! Located in a dramatic coastal location, it’s the perfect spot to base yourself as you discover natural wonders, incredible attractions and exhilarating activities in the north of Scotland.

Kyle of Lochalsh
Kyle of Lochalsh

Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh on TripAdvisor: See 4,699 traveler reviews and photos of Kyle of Lochalsh tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in June. We have reviews of the best places to see in Kyle of Lochalsh. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

Iona
Iona

From wild marshlands shrouded in morning mist to rugged mountain peaks and glistening lochs, Scotland has no shortage of jaw-dropping views. To get you started, here are 10 of Scotland's most beautiful places to add to your itinerary. 1. Loch Ness. Photo courtesy of mendhak via Flickr.

Stornoway
Stornoway

Scotland's most famous loch has more to offer than a glimpse of the notorious Loch Ness monster. Explore the 754-foot deep lake on a Loch Ness trip from Inverness, hike around the lakeside, or visit the ruins of one of Scotland's largest castles, Urquhart Castle, perched on its banks.

Harris, Scotland
Harris, Scotland

Surrounded in myth and legend it is said to be one of the most mysterious places in Scotland which led to its inclusion in Dan Brown’s hugely popular novel, The Da Vinci Code. (Picture: Flickr/Kissed by Fire) 12. Finnich Glen Advertisement. Advertisement. A strange yet stunning natural gorge said to be used for Druid rituals and secret meetings by Covenanters. The bright green moss covering ...

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Balloch
Balloch

Scotland's most famous loch has more to offer than a glimpse of the notorious Loch Ness monster. Explore the 754-foot deep lake on a Loch Ness trip from Inverness, hike around the lakeside, or visit the ruins of one of Scotland's largest castles, Urquhart Castle, perched on its banks.

Ayr
Ayr

The small fishing town of Pittenweem is among the most unspoilt sites in Scotland. Located on the east coast in the East Neuk of Fife, the name Pittenweem comes from the ancient Pictish language and means ‘The Place of the Caves’. James V granted the town the status of royal burgh in 1541.

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