United Kingdom - Scotland
All-powerful mountains, green glens, endless lochs, jagged cliffs and endless islands: Scotland offers absolutely incredible landscapes. It is one of the last truly wild areas in Europe, with population densities approaching zero in the most isolated corners, where only extremely rich fauna and flora seem to inhabit. The North West Highlands is certainly the highlight, but the Hebrides, Cairngorms National Park, the Lochaber region or the heart of Dumfries & Galloway are all places where the human footprint has hardly taken root and where our planet displays its most beautiful face.
An incredible heritage :
From the Borders to the Shetland, there are countless castles, palaces, noble residences, abbeys, dungeons, raised stones and prehistoric sites. Whether they are in town, lost in the moorland, hanging on a cliff, in the middle of a park or on a log, they all bear witness to the great history of this wonderful country. Some great names like Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Abbotsford or Floors Castle are figures of gigantism and nobility, but history can be found on every street corner, on every hill and in every valley, where monuments number in the thousands. Archaeology lovers will also not fail to visit the Orkney Islands, a real Mecca for prehistoric enthusiasts.
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