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- Untouched nature
- Loch Ness
- Highland Folk Museum
- Eilean Donan Castle
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Kilometres of wide grass plains, gigantic mountain peaks, rustic forests and clear lakes create a breathtaking landscape in the Highlands that is perfect for active holidaymakers, those seeking peace and quiet and nature lovers. Surrounded by pristine valleys, you can reside in a romantic vacation rental on the edge of Cairngorms National Park. Equally charming is your stay on the rough coast, where you can rent a holiday apartment or an apartment in tranquil villages.
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In the far northwest of Scotland, the Highlands cover an area of 25,600 square kilometres and are divided into the Great Glen, the Grampian Mountains and the Northwest Highlands. The largest city in the region is Inverness on the banks of the Ness. The region is famous for its rustic vegetation, the mountains (Munros), moors and for the production of Highland Malt whisky.
The landscape of the Highlands served as a backdrop for international films and series such as Harry Potter, Highlander, Braveheart or Outlander.
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The most famous lake in Scotland is about ten kilometres from Inverness. Loch Ness spreads over a length of 1.5 kilometres and a width of 37 kilometres. Its maximum depth is 230 meters. The freshwater waters and the small village of Drumnadrochit attract thousands of tourists every year looking for the legendary sea monster Nessie.2. From the early new to the post-war period
On the outskirts of Newtonmore is the impressive Highland Folk Museum, which consists of four sections. Visitors can take a trip back in time to the 19th century and visit the original farmhouses and handicraft huts. The buildings include a school, animal stables, a church or a railway station.3. Celtic defence complex
Near the village of Dornie lies the most famous castle of the Highlands. Eilean Donan Castle was built around 1200 and is situated on a promontory that turns into an island at high tide. The Niederungsburg is the most photographed motif in the region and is visited by 310,000 visitors every year. Today the fortress is used as a museum.