The Highlands is a popular area for people looking to keep active and experience new activities and sports. The amazing landscape and huge variations in countryside mean that there is a huge amount of interesting things to see, do and be apart of. Walking, cycling and climbing are common place activities that take part in the highlands and there is plenty of opportunity for you to join in too and discover this truly breathtaking area of Scotland.
As mentioned before the sublime landscapes are made for walkers and climbers however the beautiful lochs hidden amongst the mountains are also the perfect tranquil environment for fishermen. If you're looking to explore the highlands then amazing boat trips can take you out to experience close encounters with sea-caves, sea-stacks, seals and dolphins. There is even a unique garden that can only be accessed by sea and is well worth a visit. If you fancy exploring in an unusual way then there is also horse riding available so you can take a beautiful trek across the highland scenery.
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Aberdeen city and shire has a lot to offer someone looking for a self-catering luxury accommodation destination in Scotland. Boasting a great combination of modern city life, amazing industrial heritage and of course Scotland's largest national park, there are plenty of hidden gems in Aberdeenshire for you to appreciate on your stay. Aberdeen is home to some truly striking granite architecture, a fantastic diverse arts industry and plenty of other great aspects for you to enjoy if you decide to venture into the city. Surrounding the city are two rivers which create a beautiful back drop to the city life and provide you with some amazing landscapes to enjoy, brimming with rich wildlife, nature, adventure activities and exploration.
If your looking to get your adrenaline pumping whilst on your stay in Aberdeenshire then there are plenty of sports for you to get stuck into including, hand-gliding, mountain biking, canoeing, rafting, shooting, tank driving and much more. If you are a keen skier or snow boarder or just looking to learn then you'll also be happy to know that two of Scotland's five ski resorts are positioned close by.
If you are simply looking to investigate Scotland and are not too keen on the activities above then Aberdeenshire is also home to some beautiful places of interest to keep you occupied such as Aberdeenshire's Castle trail, the Maritime museum, Buchan Aden Country park and Stratosphere Science Centre.
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