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Scottish Countryside Attractions

Abernethy Forest - Yesnaby

Scotland Attractions Guide

I could almost include the whole of Scotland - with the exception of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and a few towns -in this section. So much of Scotland is wild and beautiful, seemingly untouched by human hands. The farther north, the more into the backcountry and remote islands you go, the more untamed the land. This selection of countryside spots is just a sampling of the wondrous landscape that awaits the traveller.

  Name Town County Organisation Heritage Rating ?
Abernethy Forest Abernethy Forest Nethy Bridge Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Balranald RSPB Reserve Balranald RSPB Reserve Balranald Highlands and Islands RSPB 1 Heritage Rating
Ben Lawers Nature Reserve Ben Lawers Nature Reserve Killin Tayside National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Ben Lomond Ben Lomond Rowardennan Strathclyde National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Bennachie Bennachie Bennachie Grampian 3 Heritage Rating
Birsay Moors RSPB Finstown Highlands and Islands RSPB 2 Heritage Rating
Brodgar RSPB Stenness Highlands and Islands RSPB 3 Heritage Rating
Bruce's Stone Bruce's Stone Newton Stewart Dumfries and Galloway Forestry Commission 2 Heritage Rating
Buchan Ness Buchan Ness Boddam Grampian 2 Heritage Rating
Burghead Bay Burghead Bay Burghead Grampian 1 Heritage Rating
Burn O' Vat Burn O' Vat Ballater Grampian 2 Heritage Rating
Cabrach Cabrach Cabrach Grampian 1 Heritage Rating
Cairngorms Cairngorms Grantown on Spey Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Cairngorms National Park Cairngorms National Park Grantown on Spey Grampian 1 Heritage Rating
Cambus O' May Suspension Bridge Cambus O' May Suspension Bridge Ballater Grampian 2 Heritage Rating
Canna Canna Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Cape Wrath Cape Wrath Durness Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Colonsay Whale Sculpture Colonsay Whale Sculpture Kiloran Strathclyde 1 Heritage Rating
Copinsay RSPB Copinsay Highlands and Islands RSPB 1 Heritage Rating
Corrieshalloch Gorge Corrieshalloch Gorge Braemore Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Craigower Craigower Moulin Tayside National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Eas a Chual Aluinn Waterfall Eas a Chual Aluinn Waterfall Unapool Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Eildon Hills Eildon Hills Melrose Borders 1 Heritage Rating
Fair Isle Fair Isle Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Falls of Feugh Falls of Feugh Banchory Grampian 1 Heritage Rating
Falls of Glomach Falls of Glomach Kyle of Lochalsh Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Falls of Kirkaig Falls of Kirkaig Inverkirkaig Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Galloway Forest Park Galloway Forest Park Strathclyde 1 Heritage Rating
Glen Coe Glen Coe Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Glenfinnan Viaduct Glenfinnan Viaduct Glenfinnan Highlands and Islands 3 Heritage Rating
Goatfell Goatfell Brodick Strathclyde National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Grey Mare's Tail Grey Mare's Tail Moffat Dumfries and Galloway National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Hangman's Rock Hangman's Rock Garvard Strathclyde 5 Heritage Rating
Killiecrankie Killiecrankie Killiecrankie Tayside National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Kintail and Morvich Kintail and Morvich Inverinate Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Linn o' Dee Linn o' Dee Braemar Grampian 1 Heritage Rating
Linn of Tummel Linn of Tummel Pitlochry Tayside National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Awe Loch Awe Strathclyde 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Druidibeg National Nature Reserve Loch Druidibeg National Nature Reserve Stilligarry Highlands and Islands Scottish Natural Heritage 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Earn Loch Earn Tayside 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Fyne Loch Fyne Strathclyde 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Garten Osprey Centre Loch Garten Osprey Centre Boat of Garten Highlands and Islands RSPB 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Lomond Loch Lomond Central Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Ness Loch Ness Highlands and Islands 4 Heritage Rating
Loch Tay Loch Tay Tayside 1 Heritage Rating
Longaglebe Geo Longaglebe Geo Birsay Highlands and Islands 2 Heritage Rating
Mar Lodge Estate Mar Lodge Estate Braemar Grampian National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Marwick Head RSPB Marwick Head RSPB Birsay Highlands and Islands RSPB 2 Heritage Rating
Mull Head Nature Reserve Mull Head Nature Reserve Deerness Highlands and Islands 3 Heritage Rating
North West Highlands Geo Park North West Highlands Geo Park Lochinver Highlands and Islands 2 Heritage Rating
Noup Cliffs Pierowall Highlands and Islands RSPB 1 Heritage Rating
Old Man of Stoer Old Man of Stoer Stoer Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Prince's Walk, Kinlochmoidart Prince's Walk, Kinlochmoidart Kinlochmoidart Highlands and Islands 3 Heritage Rating
Randolph's Leap Randolph's Leap Logie Grampian 2 Heritage Rating
Reekie Linn Waterfall Reekie Linn Waterfall Bridge of Craigisla Tayside 1 Heritage Rating
Road to the Isles Road to the Isles Fort William Highlands and Islands 3 Heritage Rating
Royal Deeside Royal Deeside Grampian 3 Heritage Rating
Sandwood Bay Sandwood Bay Kinlochbervie Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Skiba Geo & Birsay Whalebone Skiba Geo & Birsay Whalebone Birsay Highlands and Islands 2 Heritage Rating
Smoo Cave Smoo Cave Durness Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Solway Coastal Drive Dumfries Dumfries and Galloway 1 Heritage Rating
St Abb's Head St Abb's Head Coldingham Borders National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
St Ninian's Cave St Ninian's Cave Physgill Dumfries and Galloway Historic Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Staffa Staffa Fionnphort Strathclyde National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Tay Forest Park, Loch Tummel, Loch Rannoch and Rannoch Moor Tay Forest Park, Loch Tummel, Loch Rannoch and Rannoch Moor Tayside 1 Heritage Rating
The Hermitage The Hermitage Dunkeld Tayside National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
The Strand The Strand Garvard Strathclyde 5 Heritage Rating
The Trossachs The Trossachs Central Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Thurso Drive Thurso Drive Thurso Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Torridon Torridon Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Trotternish Peninsula Trotternish Peninsula Portree Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Unst Unst Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Wood of Cree Wood of Cree Newton Stewart Dumfries and Galloway RSPB 2 Heritage Rating
Yesnaby Yesnaby Yesnaby Highlands and Islands 2 Heritage Rating
  Name Town County Organisation Heritage Rating ?


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