Few places stir the imagination like Loch Ness; a jewel in Scotland's crown and a window to its wild and wistful soul. This is a magical place of undisputed natural beauty, shrouded in mystery and legend, where history and heritage are greatly revered.
Discover the serene Caledonian Canal, a section of the Great Glen Way, pretty Beauly Firth and a wealth of lochs and rivers.
Known for tales of the seldom seen monster, the area around Loch Ness is also famous for having some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the UK. Here numerous other lochs await discovery along with ruined castles, shady forests, tranquil waterways, high viewpoints, hidden waterfalls, a huge variety of wildlife (including many birds of prey and notably golden eagles) and a history that at times seems indiscernible from the area's timeless folklore.
A train journey from Edinburgh takes you to the unspoilt beauty and tranquility of Scottish coastline. Visit Duncansby Head and John O'Groats in the far north-east and take a ferry to the Orkney Islands, rich with Viking heritage and folklore. Then head west to evocative Cape Wrath before sampling the magnificent beaches of Sandwood Bay on the wild Atlantic coast.