With miles upon miles of scenic landscape and a wealth of wildlife splendour, take your time to appreciate the beauty of this wild and untamed land.
Discover over 1,400 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and 47 National Nature Reserves (NNR) each containing some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenery and threatened wildlife. These rich and diverse habitats range from the sub arctic wilderness of the mountainous Cairngorms National Park, with its numerous arctic landforms and rare alpine plants, to the rare blanket bog of Caithness, and the unique low-lying, flower rich machair lands of the Hebridean coast, one of the most unique habitats in Europe.
Explore Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Scotland’s first National Park, and you will find a haven for those who love walking, wildlife and the great outdoors. In the park you will come across the Arrochar Alps, one of the more popular climbing regions in Scotland due to its proximity to Glasgow. But you don’t have to climb mountains to enjoy this beautiful area - there are many fantastic walks along the shore of Loch Lomond.
Enjoy a walk along one of Scotland’s picturesque, meandering waterways where pristine rivers and lochs, full of wild salmon and trout, contribute to the breathtaking scenery. For those with green-fingers, take a stroll around one of the many beautiful award-winning gardens found across the country.
VisitScotland runs a Green Tourism Business Scheme which encourages tourism businesses to be environmentally friendly, so you can be rest assured that you are helping to keep Scotland beautiful as you travel around.