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The Great Glen and Strathspey

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The Great Glen (Scottish Gaelic: An Gleann Mòr) and Strathspey (Scottish Gaelic: Srath Spè) is in the Scottish Highlands.

Cities, towns and villages[edit]

Map of The Great Glen and Strathspey

City[edit]

  • 1 Inverness (Inbhir Nis, "Mouth of the River Ness") – principal centre for administration and commerce. It is the most northerly city in the British Isles.

Towns[edit]

  • 2 Fort William (An Gearasdan, "The Garrison")
  • 3 Kingussie (Ceann a' Ghiùthsaich) – and the ruined fort of Ruthven Barracks
  • 4 Aviemore (An Aghaidh Mhòr, "The big [mountain] face") – popular for skiing and other winter sports as well as for hill-walking
  • 5 Grantown-on-Spey (Baile nan Granndach)
  • 6 Nairn (Inbhir Narann)

Villages[edit]

  • 7 Carrbridge (Drochaid Chàrr) – most famous landmark is the old packhorse bridge
  • 8 Culloden (Cùil Lodair) – scene of the defeat of the Jacobites, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie, by the government forces
  • 9 Drumnadrochit (Druim na Drochaid) – Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness
  • 10 Acharacle (Àth Tharracail)
  • 11 Arisaig (Àrasaig)
  • 12 Dulnain Bridge (Drochaid Thulnain)
  • 13 Fort Augustus (Cille Chuimein)
  • 14 Glencoe (Gleann Comhann)
  • 15 Glenfinnan (Gleann Fhionnain)
  • 16 Mallaig (Malaig)
  • 17 Newtonmore (Baile Ùr an t-Slèibh)
  • 18 Strontian (Sròn an t-Sìthein)

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By plane[edit]

Inverness is the only airport within the region, but Glasgow and Aberdeen also offer convient links with bus or train connections.

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By bus[edit]

  • Inverness is served by Scottish Citylink coaches from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ullapool, Skye and Perth and National Express coaches from London.
  • Fort William is served by Scottish Citylink coaches from Glasgow.

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By boat[edit]

The Caledonian Canal links the Beauly Firth through Loch Ness to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.

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