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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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60 Interesting Facts About Scotland

Scotland is full of surprises. Whether it’s the jaw-dropping views of Glencoe or the magical atmosphere of Edinburgh, this country is regarded as one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Discover a collection of fascinating facts about Scotland in this article.

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Red Squirrels in Scotland – The Ultimate Guide

Red squirrels may be declining in other parts of the UK but here in Scotland we have healthy – and even growing – populations that are estimated to exceed 120,000 animals.

Discover exactly where red squirrels like to live, what you should feed them and the threats they face in this ultimate guide.

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Arran Forests

Arran Forest Walks: Complete Visitor Guide

The forests of Arran offer some of the best mountain biking routes of any of the west-coast islands and any cycle ride is almost guaranteed to include sightings of Arran’s famed red squirrels. The most popular wooded areas are; Brodick Castle, Dyemill, Glenrickard, King’s Cave, North Sannox and South End.

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The Arran Coastal Way: Complete Visitor Guide

The Arran Coastal Way is a circular cycling and walking route around the perimeter of the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast. This easy-going trail rewards visitors with stunning views at every section of its 65-mile length and there are plenty of opportunities to deviate onto nearby attractions along the way.

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The Holy Isle – Arran: Complete Visitor Guide

Holy Isle is located close to the eastern shore of the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast. This small (one square mile) island has a rich religious history dating back hundreds of years and the tradition of quiet seclusion continues to this day thanks to the Centre for World Peace and Health located on the western edge of the isle.

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Loch Leven

Loch Leven – Kinross: Complete Visitor Guide

Loch Leven is a large expanse of water situated in the rural Scottish county of Perth and Kinross. The National Nature Reserve is renowned for the number of wildfowl that live there and in fact, it’s home to more breeding ducks than anywhere else in Europe.

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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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Muir of Dinnet – Aberdeenshire: Complete Visitor Guide

The Muir of Dinnet is a national nature reserve located on the eastern border of the Cairngorms national park in the Scottish Highlands.

The reserve features a wealth of different habitats including heath, woodland and wetland, but it’s perhaps best known for ‘the vat’, a natural gorge formed by glaciers over 10,000 years ago.

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puffins in scotland

Where To See Puffins in Scotland

Everybody loves puffins. There’s something about their oversized heads and brightly-coloured stripy beaks and that makes them impossibly endearing.

In this article I’ll show you the best places to see these fascinating seabirds.

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