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Summer in Scotland – The Best Places To Visit

Summer in Scotland is one of the best times of the year to visit, whether it’s for a hike up the mountains, scenic walks around the coastline or island-hopping on the west coast.

This article offers suggestions for places to visit in summer in the main cities, the Highlands and the islands.

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Lochranza – Isle of Arran: Complete Visitor Guide

The village of Lochranza on the Isle of Arran is located in an exceptionally picturesque area on the north of the island.

Although it is mostly visited for the small ferry terminal that connects the island to Claonaig on the mainland, Lochranza is also worth visiting for its tourist attractions.

The village lies at the foot of dramatic mountains that encircle it to the south while a small scenic bay opens up to the Firth of Clyde and the Campbeltown peninsula to the north.

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Goatfell Mountain – Arran: Complete Visitor Guide

Goatfell is an 874-metre mountain on the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast. The mountain (designated a Corbett) is one of four on the island and is located three miles west of Brodick Castle.

Although Goatfell is the highest point on the Isle of Arran the walk to the summit is quite easy with a robust staircase of boulders towards the top and a well-laid path through moorland and forest at the bottom.

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Braemar – Aberdeenshire: Complete Visitor Guide

Braemar is a small village in Aberdeenshire that is located near the River Dee. The village is a popular tourist destination due to the number of outdoor activities on offer with hikers using the village as a base to explore Glen Tilt, Glen Dee, Glen Derry and Glen Feshie.

The annual Highland Games Gathering is held in Braemar on the first Saturday in September and is traditionally attended by members of the British royal family.

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Ben Ledi – Stirlingshire: Complete Visitor Guide

Ben Ledi is an 879-metre high mountain in the lower Scottish Highlands. It can be found 5 miles north-west of the popular country village of Callander in the Trossachs National Park.

The Trossachs are famous not just for their mountain ranges but also for their lochs which include the mighty Loch Lomond – one of the most scenic bodies of water in the United Kingdom.

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Glen Etive – Inverness: Complete Visitor Guide

What if I told you there’s a 12-mile stretch of road where you can see those mountains, rivers and forests in a single relatively small area, where gob-smackingly beautiful vistas open up around every corner on a secluded, frequently tourist-free single-track road?

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Ben Hope – Sutherland: Complete Visitor Guide

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.

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