Ben Hope is the most northerly Munro in Scotland, rising 967-metres south-east of Loch Hope in Sutherland.
To the west of Ben Hope lies the wide valley of Strathmore that runs north-south and has a minor road running alongside it, with the Strathmore River flowing through the valley on its way to Loch Hope and the North Sea beyond.
I think it’s fair to say that most people have heard of John o’ Groats, the northern-most point of the UK mainland with its iconic signpost overlooking the harbour, that like its twin at Lands End offers more photo opportunities than you can poke a selfie stick at.
If you love visiting Scotland’s attractions you’ve likely considered taking a look at the most northerly point of mainland Britain at John o’ Groats. Maybe you want to see the amazing coastline in that part of the country, or perhaps go there as part of a North Coast 500 road trip.
Dunrobin Castle is one of the grandest stately homes in Scotland, and a venue that should be at the top of the list of destinations for any visitor to the Highlands.
Located deep in the heart of Scotland’s beautiful Strathspey area is Loch Morlich, a natural freshwater loch that’s considered to be one of the finest in the Highlands. It’s not difficult to understand why this particular loch is so highly regarded either.
The Nevis Range Mountain Experience Centre located at the foot of Aonach Mor is widely regarded as Scotland’s premier adventure destination – a claim you’ll likely find yourself agreeing with once you visit the centre for yourself.
Eilean Donan castle is one of the most photographed tourist attractions in Scotland, and with good reason. Located on a small tidal island at the point where three sea lochs meet, the castle offers one of the loveliest views in Scotland, instantly recognisable from a thousand shortbread tins and travel blogger websites.
Bidean Nam Bian, located to the south of Glen Coe in the Scottish Highlands, is well-known amongst hill walkers and munro-baggers for the fantastic views it offers from the ‘Three Sisters of Glen Coe’ – the three steep ridges on the north face that extend into the Glen.
The 84-mile rail journey across the Scottish Highlands from Fort William to Mallaig has been described as one of the great railway journeys of the world, and with good reason.
The Battle of Culloden in 1746 marked the end of the Jacobite uprising and the attempt by Bonnie Prince Charlie to claim the throne of Britain for the Stuart monarchy. It was also the catalyst for the creation of one of the grandest fortifications in Europe – the magnificent Fort George near Inverness.
The 1746 Battle of Culloden is famous not only for being the last pitched battle to be fought on British soil but also for being the final decisive defeat of the Jacobite forces which ended their claim to the British throne by the Stuart monarchy.
The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition is an ideal stop-off point after a busy day exploring Loch Ness and the surrounding area, and the attraction aims to explain the geology of the loch as well as debunk some of the myths that surround the legend of the monster.