The dramatic effect of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, is emphasised by the fact that it begins its rise from sea-level on the shores of Loch Linnhe, to tower 4,406ft (1,344m) above the town of Fort William
The Park stretches from Grantown on Spey to the heads of the Angus Glens, from Ballater to Dalwhinnie and Drumochter including much of the Laggan area in the southwest and a large area of the Glen Livet estate
The most northerly castle on the Scottish mainland, it was built between 1566 and 1572. The castle was acquired by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1952 and renovated and restored by her.
Family home of the Earls of Strathmore. Childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and birthplace of the present Queen's younger sister, the late Princess Margaret Rose. Legendary setting of Shakespeare's "Macbeth".
The Castle was historically a Campbell stronghold but is likely to have been built on an earlier McGregor of Glenstrae site. The McGregors were the dominant clan in the area until being eclipsed by the Campbells.
The Loch and surrounding area is one of the most celebrated holiday destinations in the UK. Wild and beautiful, the surrounding countryside is scenic and teeming with wildlife. The Loch itself holds the myth of the tale of the 'Loch Ness Monster' and visitors can learn about past stories and tales.
Hoy is the only village here opposite Stromness. Otherwise the island is largely unpopulated and covered in open moorland where mountain hares, great skuas, merlins, kestrels and and many other birds. The sandstone cliffs along the coast are spectacular and include the world famous landmark - The Old Man of Hoy