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Mull of Kintyre, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom (55.29956 -5.79860)
Ailsa Craig and the County Antrim coast of Ulster and Rathlin Island are all clearly visible from the Mull. On clearer days it is also possible to make out Malin Head in Inishowen in County Donegal in the west of Ulster, and the Ayrshire coast on the other side of Ailsa Craig. Other islands in the Firth of Clyde are also visible when looking east, especially from further back along the single track road from Southend village. The Straits of Moyle (part of the North Channel) allow sea passage from the Irish Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. Notoriously strong currents plague the tip of the Kintyre Peninsula creating a hazard to unmotorised craft and virtually impossible for distance swimmers. At its closest point, mainland Ulster is 12 mi (19 km) from the Mull. Owing to the low elevation of Rathlin Island and the high elevation of the Mull of Kintyre it is also possible to see over the top of Rathlin Island to the Antrim coastal town of Ballycastle. Individual houses on the Antrim coast and cars travelling along the coast road can sometimes be seen without the aid of binoculars, visibility conditions depending.
Pentland Hills Regional Park, Dreghorn Link, Colinton Mains, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, EH13 9QR, United Kingdom (55.84599 -3.30752)
Coordinates: 55.79173 -3.49749 55.90023 -3.19748 - Minimum elevation: 32 m - Maximum elevation: 575 m - Average elevation: 236 m
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Lochard Road, Kinlochard, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 3TP, United Kingdom (56.23033 -4.53921)
Coordinates: 55.98275 -5.10156 56.47792 -4.08559 - Minimum elevation: 0 m - Maximum elevation: 1,184 m - Average elevation: 271 m