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The Highlands

Traveling with your kids in the Highlands of Scotland, legend and history shimmer in the lakes, moors and mountains. A prehistoric creature may lurk at the bottom of Loch Ness, ride the "Harry Potter" steam train, hike to waterfalls, explore castles and islands in the lakes.
  Inverness – Loch Ness
    Fort William & Around
    Argyll and Bute
    Aviemore and The Cairngorms
    Loch Lomond
kids books highlands scotland

Read legends about castles you'll see in the Highlands – fairies, wizards, dragons, monsters, selkies in Urquhart, Dunvegan, Eilean Donan, Glamis, Craigievar Castles, stellar illustrations. (Illustrated chapter book)



Humorous story of Nessie, does she exist? Facts and legends, from the monks of St. Benedict's Abbey who noted sightings in the lake, to theories that Nessie is the mother of lots of wee monsters. (Picture book)


Nessie the Loch Ness Monster childrens books
The Boggart
The Boggart
Susan Cooper

When Emily and Jessup's family inherits a crumbling castle on Lismore Island in the middle of Loch Linnhe, the kids encounter the Boggart, a gleeful spirit that flitters about, likes bacon and sausage, and plays tricks before breakfast. (Chapter book)

And another adventure with the Boggart at Loch Ness: The Boggart and the Monster


(More children's books on other Scotland pages)
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