Wander in wild, remote glens where the only living thing you'll see will be an eagle. Or, take a breather in a secret valley just a stone's throw away from the city. Later on, you can revive your spirits in a haunted castle or a welcoming distillery!
Scotland's glens are calling you...
There are hundreds of glorious glens in Scotland for you to discover, and they all have their own character. This can change with the weather, the season and your mood. You'll never explore the same glen twice!
Come through Glencoe on a day when the clouds are cloaking the high hills and the tales of the battles fought here will chill your blood. In the winter months, Glenshee is a playground for skiers and snowboarders. The mountain hares in their white winter fur find it all very strange.
If you're in Edinburgh, head for Glencorse in the Pentland Hills. It's only a mile south of the city boundary, but as you saunter by the placid lochs you'll feel like you've left the metropolis far, far behind. In spring, the gorse bushes are ablaze with yellow flowers and the air rich with their beautiful buttery aroma.
In Glen Orchy you can canoe for miles along the rumbling river and then rest your weary bones in style in Barcaldine Castle. (If you get any sleep, that is - the castle is said to be haunted.)