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Add some natural beauty to your tour of Scotland with these highlights

Whether you're a history buff, music lover or an adventure traveler, Scotland tours have plenty to offer. While the centuries old buildings and charming cities are certainly a big reason why Scotland is such a large tourist draw, its natural scenery is among the best in Europe. The rolling green hills, majestic lakes and stunning coastal views are sure to leave a lasting impression, and there are certain destinations that stand above the rest.

Ben Nevis
At more than 4,400 feet, Ben Nevis is the tallest peak in the U.K. and has become one of the best spots for hiking in the area. Making the climb is certainly no small feat, as crawling up its steep face can be a challenge, but the pay off is definitely worth it. The view from the top offers a breathtaking panorama of the Scottish countryside and the rest of the Grampian Mountains.

Scotland has much more to offer than high peaks, and Glencoe is arguably the most picturesque valley in the region. There are ample opportunities for mountain biking, including the infamous Devil's Staircase. This trail, located in the Aonach Eagach section of the glen, is well-known not only for its natural beauty but also for the considerable challenge it poses to even the most avid bike riders. Of course, there are less strenuous ways to enjoy Glencoe including easy walks, beaches and water sports. 

Shetland Islands
Located to the northeast of Scotland, visiting the Shetland Islands is a one-of-a-kind experience. The island is teeming with both Scottish and Norse cultures, and its remote location has left much of the land untarnished. The beaches are hard to beat and Shetland is also peppered with impressive buildings and ruins including the Broch of Mousa, which is believed to have been constructed more than 2,000 years ago.

Loch Lomond
You'd be remiss if you took a tour of Scotland without experiencing one of its trademark lakes up close, and Loch Lomond, located in the heart of the beautiful Trossachs National Park. is certainly a good pick. Aside from being quite the spectacle, Loch Lomond is a popular destinations among kayakers and wind surfers - both unique ways to experience the lake and the Scottish wilderness.

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