Many visitors arrive in Scotland with the hope of escaping to its pristine wilderness. Once there, they can enjoy activities like kayaking, mountain climbing, cycling, golfing, trekking, and more, all within a short trip of their hotel. Many consider the Scottish Highlands to be the last true wilderness of Europe, and its remote attractions like Cape Wrath and Ben Hope are widely popular amongst outdoor adventurers and general tourists alike.
The Lowland region of Perth and Kinross might not be as "off the beaten path" as the Highlands, but it is also home to a number of great natural attractions. For example, Loch Leven and the River Tay are popular places for fishing, boating, and rafting.
Visit the Fortingall Yew near Aberfeldy
Though they may be less common than in other countries, Scotland is home to a number of famous trees, perhaps none better known than the Fortingall Yew, which at 1500 to 3000 years old is estimated to be the oldest tree in Britain. Another nearby tree of note is The Birnam Oak, which is celebrated in Shakespeare’s Scottish play, Macbeth.
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