The Scottish Highlands - Warmth In Any Month
For those who seek adventure, awesome scenery, the wilderness and experiences that will provide stories to last a lifetime, the Scottish Highlands is sure to be an ideal destination. With the highest peaks in the UK, blockbuster inspiring scenery and hospitality that cannot be beaten, the Scottish Highlands are a welcoming and exhilarating collection of island and mountainous mainland.
British Airways have recognised that this almost fictional landscape is a dream destination and have reinstated their London to Inverness domestic route in order to enable easy and low cost travel to the area. The Scottish Highlands offers extremes at their best and rivals any area in Europe for its ability to excite, inspire and welcome tourists. Whether you travel to relax with a warming whiskey, open fire and tales of Scottish folklore or you prefer to challenge the peaks with a mountain bike or rock climbing ambition, the area will guarantee to offer you the pinnacle of satisfying experiences.
Highlights include the Isle of \Skye for adventurous walkers who enjoy immersing themselves in Tolkienesque scenery, Black Isle where dolphin watching is possible, the former Viking territory of Caithness and Wester Ross for exciting nightlife and exceptional culinary offerings. Those who enjoy a tipple will be spoilt for choice in the Scottish Highlands, famed for whiskey production throughout the world. The Isle of Islay is a whiskey lover’s dream and is inhabited by 3,000 people and no fewer than eight distilleries. Most of the producers will offer tours around the distillery, where dram samples are encouraged and mythical tales can be revelled in. Gin is widely produced throughout this area too and Dunnet bay Distillery proudly boasts being the most northerly gin distillery in mainland Britain and is certainly worth a visit. Bird watchers will inevitably already appreciate the Scottish Highlands as being a haven for ornithologists. Whinchats, osprey and cuckoo set up home in the stunning isles and make for some exceptional sights as they nest and feed.
The Balranald RSPB Reserve can be found on the island of North Uist and offers fantastic opportunities to learn more about local birds whilst participating in bird watching walks, led by experienced guides. A visit to the Scottish Highlands may take much less time to travel to and at a lower cost than European counterparts, though the destination is likely to prove to be as memorable, exciting and welcoming as any other on the continent. With the warmth of the local hospitality, the quality of local produce and the attraction of local scenery and wildlife, the Scottish Highlands cater for all.