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Scotland, the Most Beautiful Country in the World

Once again, Rough Guide readers have voted Scotland the most beautiful country in the world. And here in the stunning Inverness and Loch Ness area, it’s easy to see why.

So today, we are going to let you into a little secret, with our top 4 most beautiful places to visit in our region.

Loch Ness

Loch Ness isn’t just famous for its mythical monster. It’s also one of the most stunning places to see in Scotland. Visit Loch Ness, near Inverfarigaig, on the south side of Loch Ness. Here you will find Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, the highest hill around Loch Ness. It’s picture perfect reflection can be seen when the Loch Ness lake waters are still … It’s a truly magical sight. And, if you climb Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, the views from the top are breath-taking!

The Great Glen Way

Another magical view, this on a walk along the Great Glen Way. Stop at Loch Knockie. A wild, rugged almost primeval setting for the most captivating views of our Loch Ness with monster below. Just getting to this location is an adventure! With no paths or tracks to follow, it’s a tough trek to reach this point, but very well worth it!

Take a look for yourself. Probably the most stunning sunrise imaginable…

River Ness

Probably the most overlooked of all our Highland hidden gems, a walk along the River Ness.

The beautiful River Ness, a popular place to stroll and relax with the local “Invernessians” since Victorian times. This iconic Scottish river runs through the heart of Inverness and is overlooked by Inverness Castle. In addition, it offers the River Ness Islands and brings rural charm, peace and tranquillity to the very core of our Scottish city.

Culloden Viaduct

Finally, our fourth top hidden gem you must visit when on a Scottish Highlands tour – the Culloden Viaduct.

Many of our Loch Ness Tours and Inverness Tours take in the magnificent sight that is the Clava Viaduct. Built by the Highland Railway and opened in 1898, at 549 metres and with 29 spans, it is the longest masonry viaduct in Scotland. Also known as the Nairn Viaduct, as it spans the River Nairn near Clava, is roughly 6 miles from Inverness and remains in regular use for passenger traffic to this day.

For more information on visiting Scotland, the most beautiful country in the world, read our holiday guides to Inverness and Loch Ness. Then, come and see these magnificent sights for yourself!