Marvellous Mountains in North East Scotland

As well as being the UK’s largest National Park, the Cairngorms is also home to four of the five highest mountains in the UK, these being:

Ben Macdui 4,295 feet (1,309m)

Braeriach 4,252 feet (1,296m)

Cairn Toul 4,236 feet (1,291m)

Sgor an Lochain 4,127 (1,258m)



The Cairngorm plateau is the highest and has the most extensive range of arctic mountain landscape in the British Isles. With more high-level mountain ground than anywhere else in Britain and Ireland, the National Park offers a vital habitat for rare mountain plants and other wildlife.

It also has 55 Munro’s (mountains above 914m in height) so once you have climbed one you can officially call yourself a ‘Munro Bagger’.


Visit the best for less
The Northern Highlights Sightseeing pass will be time sensitive, valid for either 2 or 5 days and comes with an interactive paper map covering North East Scotland. The product offers discounts  to participating attractions, activities, experiences and tours.

You can find out more from the tourism destinations and organisations.

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