The Scottish Highlands are a historic area in the north of Scotland. The region is very lightly populated, with lots of mountain ranges dominating the area and includes the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis. Home to rare Scottish flora and fauna plus endangered mountain and tundra animals from around the world. The Highland Wildlife Park covers more than 900 acres, so there's a great deal to explore. Urquhart Castle has a remarkable site overlooking the banks of Loch Ness and the views are spectacular. The rivers, hills, and glens have miles of coastline and secluded beaches. The Scottish Highlands are the ideal setting for a variety of outdoor activities, such as fishing, mountain biking, walking, and water sports.