If you're heading out and around in Scotland, you need to add these places to your list (Photo: Shutterstock)

10 beautiful villages in Scotland to visit

Scotland has a lot of boast about when it comes to iconic scenery and beautiful places to visit

With so much that Scotland has to offer, it can be intimidating figuring out where to start - this is a roundup of 10 breathtaking Scottish villages to get you started.

The Isle of Skye is famous for its natural beauty and the village of Portree, the capital of the island, is no exception. Originally a fishing village, Portree is surrounded by rolling hills and overlooks a beautiful loch.

1. Portree, Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is famous for its natural beauty and the village of Portree, the capital of the island, is no exception. Originally a fishing village, Portree is surrounded by rolling hills and overlooks a beautiful loch.
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Melrose is located next to Eildon Hills, it's triple peaks being one of the most distinctive landmarks in the Scottish Borders. A casket believed to hold the heart of Robert the Bruce was marked by a commemorative stone tablet.

2. Melrose, Scottish Borders

Melrose is located next to Eildon Hills, it's triple peaks being one of the most distinctive landmarks in the Scottish Borders. A casket believed to hold the heart of Robert the Bruce was marked by a commemorative stone tablet.
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Oban has loads of offer prospective travellers - castles, gardens, beaches, and some rather unusual attractions. Oban also has an aquarium which doubles as a seal rescue centre. Oban also has a local distillery and Dunollie castle

3. Oban, Argyll and Bute

Oban has loads of offer prospective travellers - castles, gardens, beaches, and some rather unusual attractions. Oban also has an aquarium which doubles as a seal rescue centre. Oban also has a local distillery and Dunollie castle
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Placed at the southernmost end of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a historic village and is a highly popular tourist destination. It also offers great paths for keen walkers and cyclists, the most popular being the Great Glen Way.

4. Fort Augustus, Inverness Shire

Placed at the southernmost end of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a historic village and is a highly popular tourist destination. It also offers great paths for keen walkers and cyclists, the most popular being the Great Glen Way.
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