Tips for Exploring the Natural Landscapes of Scotland

If you’re looking for a place to visit that has endlessly beautiful natural landscapes for you to enjoy, there are few better places than Scotland. It has so many stunning national parks, lakes, mountains and so much more to enjoy. In terms of the natural delights on offer, there are few places in Europe or anywhere that can compare to what Scotland has to offer.

Visit Cairngorms National Park

If you want to spend your time in a Scottish national park with plenty of lochs and water to explore, there are few better options out there than Cairngorms National Park. More than that, this is also one of the most beautiful landscapes in Scotland thanks to its incredible floral wildlife and all of the fantastic trees and shrubs that are also growing in the park. There’s a stunning range of nature on display.

See Whales and Basking Sharks Off the Coast of the Isle of Mull

For those of you less interested in flowers and trees and more interested in whales and sharks, be sure to head to the Isle of Mull. It’s a beautiful little island off the Scottish mainland and it’s well known for the whale watching opportunities it offers. And if you’re lucky, you’ll also see basking sharks and maybe even some otters as well.

Spend Some Time in Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is a truly beautiful part of Scotland. The rolling hills and the calm lake waters are a joy to behold, and you can spend hours walking and hiking in the area without getting bored of your surroundings. Places like Argyll holiday parks offer you the perfect base camp if you are looking to spend some time exploring and enjoying the natural beauty of Loch Lomond.

Tips for Exploring the Natural Landscapes of Scotland

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Enjoy the Quiet and Remoteness of St Kilda

Lots of people head to Scotland because it allows them the opportunity to relax and take it easy while enjoying nature and the natural landscapes on offer. If that’s what you’re looking for too, be sure to consider heading to St Kilda. It’s a World Heritage Site and no one lives here. But the mountains, the cliffs and the caves are all ripe for exploration, so make the most of them.

See the Aurora Borealis in Shetland

You might not associate Scotland with the opportunity to witness the Aurora Borealis, but it certainly is possible. Scotland is far enough north, alongside Norway and Finland, for it to be possible to see the Northern Lights first hand, And Shetland is generally considered the best place for doing this. It’s also a beautiful part of the country, so you won’t be let down even if the Aurora Borealis doesn’t show up.

There are so many great natural landscapes throughout Scotland. If you’ve never taken the time or had the chance to explore them fully, that’s something you should look to change sooner rather than later. Each of these ideas will offer you an experience that you won’t forget, and that’s what travel is all about.

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