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Highland Tourist Route
Now this route the “Highland Tourist Route” is what in my eyes Scotland is all about, you have castles, ruins, battle fields and museums, you will travel through the Cairngorms National Park with all its native wildlife from the Capercaillie to even wild Reindeer, and while all this is going on the have the snow capped mountains of the Highlands rising up above you.
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The route starts of on the East coast in the City of Aberdeen and moves west across Aberdeenshire and the Highlands to Inverness, this 116 miles starts off quite gentle with the fertile flat lands of the east coast and it is at this point you may want to explore the forest of Pitfichie.
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Then as the landscape changes and the rolling hills begin to get that little bit more intrusive and it looks the same as before but 10 times bigger, you know you have arrived. The Cairngorms National Park is truly diverse, a living working environment that is constantly changing whither it is the snow on the mountains, the heather on the moorlands, the wildlife in the forests, or all the sporting activities in and around the rapids.
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As you carry on and leave this magnificent park you should take a trip to Cawdor castle a stunning fortress dating from the late 14th century where you can take a tour round the castle or explore any of the 3 beautiful gardens or wooded forest.
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As the route comes to an end and you approach Inverness you must stop off and feel the battle field at Culloden, here to will learn about the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745, where over 2,000 Jacobites were killed or wounded in under an hour by 12,000 government troops.
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If you only have time to do one tourist route while visiting Scotland this has got to be certainly in the mix before you toss a coin. Wildlife, history, views to die for and the most amazing places to eat and drink. My advice is book a highland trip now.
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