From beautiful, untouched hiking trails to the most famous mysteries
of our time, the
have some of the most beautiful landscapes on our planet. The
Highlands are world famous and offer visitors a true mixture of
history, culture and true wilderness like you've never seen before.
With big beautiful skies, some of the friendliest people around and of
course, the Loch Ness Monster, the Highlands is a must see.
The Mysteries Of The Highlands
It's no surprise that the Scottish Highlands offer a certain sense
of mystery. It's a rugged and remote part of the world and offers a
real sense of the unknown, which is no doubt why it now plays host
to the famous Outlander. In 2020, it was voted one of the most
beautiful parts of the UK and for good reason too. Scotland has
remained close to its roots in that it offers an authentic
experience wherever you go so if you're looking to immerse yourself
in true Scottish wonder, then look no further.
First and foremost, in Scotland, hiking is considered a lifestyle.
It's so popular amongst local culture in fact that around 95% of all
tourists in Scotland go hiking. Scotland refer to hikers climbing
over 3000ft as 'Munro baggers'. Scotland plays host to around 282
Munros, most of which reside in the Highlands which make it a
massive drawer for those wanting to step into the shoes of true
Scots. With breathtaking views and the ability to experience four
seasons in one day, it's safe to say that becoming a Munro Bagger
for the day isn't for the faint hearted but it's certainly worth it.
The Weather Is Part Of The Culture
While the weather in the Highlands can tend to lean toward the grey
and dreary side of things, the Highlands has a way of making even
the most bleak weather look phenomenal. With such a rich history,
the architecture offers more stories than anywhere else. The
countless amounts of battles with invading Romans and more, the
Scottish remain the proudest bunch out there. Without actually
visiting, the sheer ruggedness of Scotland is hard to understand but
the passion of this country is something that will pull you in from
the first minute you set foot on their land.
From Highland games to enjoying the backdrop of the Highlands
themselves beyond the mist and dew that appears on what feels like a
daily basis…the Highlands will grab your heart in full and never let
go. While Scotland itself is only the size of one American state
with a population of just 5 million people, this country has the
ability to pack a punch like no other. Just take their food and
drink as a clear example.
Food And Drink In The Highlands
If there's one thing the world knows all too well about the
Scottish, it's that they love their drink and who can blame them?
With a dram here and there and of course, some of the finest whiskey
around, spelt 'whisky' while you're there is the perfect way to wash
down some seriously Highland inspired food.
If you really want to get in on the action then we suggest you dive
into some of their ultimate delicacies such as shortbread,
Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. They even have
a regular supply of vegan and vegetarian versions of haggis so
everyone can get in on the action. You can even grab some 'Scottish
breakfast' tea as opposed to the usual 'English breakfast' tea.
Exploring The Scottish Highlands
The Scottish Highlands are so vast; so vast in fact that you have
West Highlands, Central Highlands, along with North, South and
everywhere else. While there are two lakes bigger and even deeper
than the world famous Loch Ness,
is the perfect place to experience a little local folklore. The Loch
Ness Monster or Nessie as she's better known is a creature that's
said to inhabit the Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. With a huge
long neck and few humps poking through the surface of the water,
this local 'beast' is something that brings thousands of people
every year to the Highlands in search of sightings.
Evidence of Nessie's true existence is of course questionable with
just a few sightings with photographs and sonar readings but
regardless, the fun and excitement of searching for the phenomenon
is something everyone should experience. Whether she's a hoax or the
ultimate champion in hide and seek, taking some time to check out
the Loch Ness and its monster is a must-see.
See The Highlands Like Never Before With Blubale
Here at Blubale, we offer some amazing tours to the Highlands from
and Glasgow. and surrounding areas. We will do our best to show you not only
the darker corners but the eerie charm that's often felt by tourists
in this amazing destination.
These are guaranteed to give you a real taste of Scotland and show
what this wonderful country is all about. If you have time, we
highly suggest taking a peek at one of our walking tours in
Edinburgh and Glasgow to get a closer inspection of the city,
something you won't want to miss.