Scotland - Northern Highlands & Islands (PDF Chapter)
This is the Northern Highlands & Islands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Scotland guidebook.
Scotland’s vast and melancholy soul is here: an epic land with a stark beauty that indelibly im-prints the hearts of those who journey through the mist and mountains, rock and heather. Long, sun-blessed summer evenings are the pay-off for so many days of horizontal rain.
- drive one of Europe’s most spectacularly scenic road trips, the North Coast 500
- gorge on fresh, succulent seafood in delightful Ullapool, with its picture-perfect harbour
- dip your toes in the water at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches in the Western Isles, on Harris
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: East Coast, Strathpeffer, Tain, Bonar Bridge & Around, Lairg & Around, Dornoch, Golspie, Helmsdale, Caithness, Lybster, Wick, John O’Groats, Mey, Thurso & Scrabster, North & West Coast, Thurso & Around, Durness & Around, Ullapool & Around, Kyle of Lochalsh, the Great Glen, Skye, Kyleakin (Caol Acain), Broadford (An T-Ath Leathann), Armadale & Sleat, Isleornsay, Elgol (Ealaghol), Cuillin Hills, Minginish, Portree (Port Righ), Dunve-gan (Dun Bheagain), Duirinish & Waternish, Trotternish, Raasay, Outer Hebrides, Lewis (Leo-dhais), Harris (Na Hearadh), Berneray (Bearnaraigh), North Uist (Uibhist A Tuath), Benbecula (Beinn Na Faoghla), South Uist (Uibhist A Deas), Barra (Barraigh).
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