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Places In The Scottish Highlands



Aviemore is a village that has given birth to the gradual and exciting growth of outdoor activities and pursuits evident today. Recognised by all initially, for it?s famous ski slopes, Aviemore is now a force to be reckoned with and plays a vital part in the Scottish Tourist Industry. This is due, in part, to its unique setting in some of the most imposing and awesome surroundings in the Highlands of Scotland but the Railway and Queen Victoria?s passionate love of the Highlands have also helped to put it on the map.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 32.0 miles / 51.6 KM

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Glencoe and Dalness

Glencoe and Dalness

About Glencoe

The most famous Scottish glen is also one of its most dramatic, with forbidding mountains, thundering waterfalls and sparkling lochs. The drama is also reflected in Glencoe’s history, both real and imagined – myths, massacre and movies are all now part of the fabric of this magical, mysterious place.

Walkers and climbers are drawn from all over the world to tackle its many mountaineering routes, including eight Munros. While animal-lovers come to catch a glimpse of Scottish wildlife including red deer, golden eagles and pine martens.

Before you explore, find out more about the landscape, history and wildlife at the award-winning Glencoe Visitor Centre.

Eight of the Trust's 46 Munros can be found at Glencoe & Dalness

Distance From Abbey Cottage 35.8 miles / 57.6 KM

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Plockton Village


The village of Plockton in Wester Ross is widely regarded as one of the area,s most popular visitor attractions. This is due in no small part to its charming seaside setting, the road following the bay with all the cottages strung out like pearls on a strand. Palm trees grow in the seaward gardens and small yachts bob about in the sheltered waters of the bay. No wonder,then, that the Plockton village is considered by locals to be the jewel in the Highlands, crown

Distance From Abbey Cottage 38.6 miles / 62.2 KM

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Kyle Of Loch Alsh

Kyle Of Loch Alsh

Most visitors coming to Kyle of Lochalsh do so en route to or from Skye. Until 1995 the Skye ferries left from the slipway by the Lochalsh Hotel. Vehicles embarking here were carried across Kyle Akin (the strip of water separating Skye from the mainland) to the slipway opposite at Kyleakin

Distance From Abbey Cottage 39.8 miles / 64.0 KM

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Skye Bridge

Skye Bridge

The gateway to the Isle of Skye and of course the Outer Hebrides of Lewis, Harris and the Uists. Even better, the Skye Bridge,s contentious toll has now been abolished and crossing "over the sea to Skye" is now completely free

Distance From Abbey Cottage 40.4 miles / 65.1 KM

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Apple Cross Village

Apple Cross

A small line of cottages borders the tiny village street on one side, with the sea wall on the other. Until the alternative road was opened in 1975 most freight and passenger traffic was brought to Applecross by sea. This remoteness and limited accessability for so many years has meant that Applecross retains a simple unspoilt charm that many other villages in the Highlands would envy.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 46.8 miles / 75.3 KM

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Portree Village


The setting for Bonnie Prince Charlie,s last days in Scotland, Portree is a bustling port and a thriving cultural centre. Among the attractions is the Aros Centre which incorporates an exhibition capturing the drama of Skye,s history. The centre is also the access point for walks in Portree Forest

Distance From Abbey Cottage 59.3 miles / 95.5 KM

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