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Scottish Highlands

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Scottish Highlands

Scotland’s rugged highland landscapes are legendary. Numerous movies and stories, fact and fiction, have been set in the mountains, cliffs and lakes of the Highlands. Several long trails, such as the Great Glen Way, crisscross the region, making multiple-day hikes past the aforementioned scenery possible. Cairngorms National Park, meanwhile, gives visitors a chance to appreciate the highland landscapes up close without having to undertake a days-long trek.