A highland experience delights with rugged picturesque beauty and history - Scotland is sure to be one of your best rides. If there is ever a time to rent a comfortable hire car, this is it. Each year, millions of tourists venture to land of the legendary Loch Ness monster to experience these wonders.This trip can vary, depending on your time schedule; however an overnight stop is recommended to gauge the ultimate Highland experience. Beginning in the stunning city of Edinburgh or Glasgow, if you are more flexible then you can include Loch Ness on your itinerary. If not, it's no big deal, as there are plenty of other notable points of interest for you.
First stop is Stirling Castle, which is approximately 55 minutes from Edinburgh on the M9 or 40 minutes from Glasgow on the M8. Stirling Castle would have to be one of Scotland's most significant icons. A patriotic region, Stirling was the location for two important battles of independence for the Scots. Roughly 10 minutes of out town lies the Wallace Monument, looming high into the sky and is also worth checking out.Next, make your way onto the A811 to Balloch for Loch Lomond, again roughly an hour's drive. Loch Lomond is a Scottish playground, home to the Trossachs National Park. Take a cruise around the gorgeous Lake, or for those who aren't shy of exercise, you can do some cycling around the beautiful forests of the Trossachs.
The A82 will continue you on through Glen Coe to Fort William, snuggled in the shadow of Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in the UK. What you may be wondering at this point, is, when do I get to see where Braveheart was filmed? Well, only a few minutes from Fort William is Glen Nevis, the backdrop for the world famous, action-packed thriller and utterly picturesque. Note - You can find out more at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre. There is plently to do at Fort William, so it makes sense that this is the perfect place for your overnight stop. Choose from an array of accommodation to suit all needs.
The next morning, you will head onto the A82 north, then veer on to the A86, head for Dalwhinnie and then join the A9 through to Pitlochry. The true heart of Scotland, Pitlochry boasts immaculate fresh air and scenery with enough space and scrumptious food to kick you into gear for that last leg back to your generating city. For one last Highland experience before your journey is over, drop in and have a walk around Perth, which is considered a British 'award winner'. Charm, tree dotted ridges, vast changing skies and a breathtaking purity, the Scottish Highlands are your adventure film set, ready to be explored.
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