Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Horsemans ref: W42413

John O’ Groats, , Northern Highlands

£342-£731
3 star rating
Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Horsemans
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With a rural location, Horsemans offers that peaceful break from it all with magnificent coastal scenary.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tides ref: SZZL

Cromarty, Highlands, Northern Highlands

£387-£869
4 star rating
Set in the heart of Cromarty and enjoying sea views from the upstairs bedroom, this property makes a magical base to explore the area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old School House ref: CC511433

Oldshoremore near Kinlochbervie, Northern Highlands

£357-£984
4 star rating
This Victorian former school provides characterful accommodation on the north west of Scotland. The beautiful cottage garden affords wonderful sea views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Split Rock Croft Cottage ref: UK5034

Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

£302-£687
4 star rating
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In a most compelling setting enjoying its own peace and seclusion, Split Rock Croft Cottage is ideal for couples and families of five.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Thornhill ref: CC511234

Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

£462-£1002
4 star rating
A spacious detached house set in its own generous garden grounds.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lochinchard Cottage ref: W1179

Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

£317-£615
3 star rating
Situated in a fantastic area with breathtaking views, this detached bungalow is just superb to get away from it all.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Drummuie House ref: SZZY

Golspie, Highlands, Northern Highlands

£637-£1533
5 star rating
Situated in private 1-acre grounds, this elegant holiday property boasts amazing sea views and has its own games room.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Steading ref: 31011

Aultbea, Northern Highlands

£0-£0
4 star rating
Perfect for any outdoor enthusiast, this cottage is situated in the seaside village of Aultbea, with walking, cycling, watersports and more nearby.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Gladstone Cottage ref: W41543

Castletown, near Thurso, , Northern Highlands

£212-£571
3 star rating
Situated 800 yards to a sandy beach with many attractions and amenities within easy reach. Ideal for surfing, fishing and golf.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lairg Estate - Phil’s House ref: SUUR

Lairg, , Northern Highlands

£753-£1712
4 star rating
This single-storey property enjoys an elevated position with wonderful views, within easy reach to shops and pubs.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SUN

Muirdean ref: CC511126

Laide, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

£274-£522
3 star rating
Delightful ground floor accommodation with stunning sea views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cor an Easan ref: 30345

Melness, Northern Highlands

£259-£713
3 star rating
Enjoy superb sea views and being surrounded by mountain ranges at this traditional croft holiday cottage.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Taigh Uaine ref: CC511014

Achnacarnin near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

£287-£652
4 star rating
A pretty detached single storey cottage set in its own grounds
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Middledrift Cottage ref: W41430

Brora, , Northern Highlands

£270-£617
4 star rating
Wonderfully situated for the outdoor enthusiast, this single-storey cottage is a 5-minute walk from the beach, fantastic for families or couples.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Heatherdale ref: CC511436

Gairloch, Northern Highlands

£650-£1206
4 star rating
This large, detached property has wonderful sea views tempting you out to explore this charming area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    SAT