Attractions in Scotland

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Scotland. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Scotland is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Scotland

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    1

    Ben Nevis Peak

    Hiking Highlight

    Bring warm clothes in summer as well. It's really cold up there.

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    Arthur's Seat

    Hiking Highlight

    Absolutely go up to the sunset ...

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    3

    Glenfinnan Viadukt

    Hiking Highlight

    Glenfinnan is home to the monument of the same name at Loch Shiel and the Aqueduct, on which the Jacobite travels four times daily between Fort William and Mallaig. He also stops in Glenfinnan.

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    Conic Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    An exhausting climb, but rewarding views from Conic Hill to Loch Lochmond. Definitely take anti-midge remedies, it just teems with the critters

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    Ben Nevis Mountain Path

    Hiking Highlight

    A very nice way. Non-slip shoes for the way, sometimes he goes over larger stones and when going down the stones can be quite slippery. Warm clothes for the summit …

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    The Old Man of Storr

    Hiking Highlight

    Incredible panorama, easy to reach from the parking lot on the road.

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    Devil's Staircase

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Devil's Staircase is a difficult path up and over the Aonach Eagach ridge, taking you from Glencoe to Kinlochleven. It was both built and named by British soldiers working …

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    Fairy Pools

    Hiking Highlight

    Fantastic walk, with great views, can be a short stroll or long hike depending on what you prefer, as others have all said better to go first thing in the …

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    Inverness Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Inverness Castle overlooks the River Ness from a sandstone cliff and affords fine views over the ancient and picturesque city of Inverness. The castle’s position, bridging the mouth of the …

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    Dan
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    Ben A'an summit

    Hiking Highlight

    Ben A’an stands at 1,491 feet (454 metres) tall and is located between Loch Katrine and Loch Achray. Although it is not particularly high, its position at the heart of …

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    11

    Bridge of Orchy

    Hiking Highlight

    If the Bridge of Orchy hotel is a little rich for your blood, here you'll find camping with an infinitely better view and a price point you just can't beat. …

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    McCaigs Tower

    Hiking Highlight

    This structure stands powerful above Oban

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    Fort William

    Hiking Highlight

    Fort William marks the end of the West Highland Way for those walkers bold enough to attempt it. Whilst it used to finish just outside Fort William, it was decided …

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    Beinglas Farm

    Hiking Highlight

    At the Beinglas Farm you can pitch your tent or rent one of the cozy cabins. A small pub invites to beer and snacks. Right next door is a shop, …

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    Rannoch Moor

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Rannoch Moor is a wild and remote section of the West Highland Way and one of the last great wildernesses of Europe. On a good day this rugged and beautiful …

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    Dan
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    16

    Neist Point Lighthouse

    Hiking Highlight

    Viewpoint and location of the Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye. The lighthouse itself is a bit rundown and cannot be entered, but the views are spectacular, and …

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    Castle Rock

    Hiking Highlight

    Castle Rock is a volcanic plug in the middle of Edinburgh that was formed 350 million years ago. On top of the rock is Edinburgh Castle, which dates to the …

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    18

    Balloch Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Balloch Castle Country Park affords wonderful views over Loch Lomond. The park comprises 200 acres of semi-rural ornamental woodland, parks, gardens, meadows, and shoreline. The castle itself is closed but still a fine building to admire.

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    Stirling Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Stirling Castle is one of Scotland's most historically important sites and was once a favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens who held grand celebrations at the castle.
    Knights, …

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    20

    Smoo cave

    Hiking Highlight

    The cave's first chamber has been formed by the sea, the inner passages by rainwater. Tours in summer take visitors to the inner chamber by boat. No charges if you don't make the boat trip. smoocave.org

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