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!

The Nook ref: CC511400

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

£343-£730
3 star rating
The Nook
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This comfortable holiday property is centrally located in Kirkwall and is an ideal base for touring the Orkney Islands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Links View Villa 2 ref: UK5121

Brora, Northern Highlands

£506-£832
3 star rating
New!
With an electric fire, a 40" Sky TV and a homely ambience, Links View 2 lends itself to leisurely holidaymakers as well as outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Achd ref: 28522

Drumbeg, by Lochinver, Northern Highlands

£411-£726
3 star rating
Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast, this detached cottage enjoys an enclosed garden and charming acommodation, just ½-mile to the village.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Paterson Cottage ref: CC511370

Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

£422-£712
4 star rating
Detached single storey cottage for 4 in a quiet and un-spoilt setting yet only a short drive to Inverness
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ballanriach ref: CC511377

Rearquhar, by Dornoch, Northern Highlands

£352-£732
4 star rating
Separate wing of a large modern country house close to the seaside village of Dornoch.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seaside House ref: UK5064

Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

£739-£1729
4 star rating
Dine al fresco on the balcony while enjoying the amazing sea views, or spend the day on the beach below the house and watch for dolphins.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tigh Na Mara ref: CC511262

Fortrose, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

£362-£1002
3 star rating
In the seaside town of Fortrose on the Black Isle with panoramic seascape views across the Moray Firth
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Coulags Croft ref: SDDQ

Coulags, Strathcarron, Northern Highlands

£431-£1229
4 star rating
Surrounded by superb views and wildlife, this detached cottage is an excellent base to adventure out in this wonderful area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Steading ref: 31011

Aultbea, Northern Highlands

£435-£602
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

Owl Cottage ref: W42361

Lothmore, Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

£342-£842
3 star rating
Making a perfect base to explore the Highlands, this former croft house is within walking distance of a sandy beach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Links View Villa 5 ref: UK5120

Brora, Northern Highlands

£506-£832
3 star rating
New!
Bright, cosy with some fantastic seascape views, Links View 5 is a charming country cottage in Brora that’s ideally located for exploring the Scottish Highlands and the Moray Coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Cottage ref: 27750

Kinlochbervie, Northern Highlands

£263-£645
3 star rating
The Cottage lies in a remote and tranquil area of the north west Highlands with views over the Atlantic.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Elm Bank ref: CC511403

Lochcarron, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

£389-£1189
4 star rating
This holiday property, with a mature country garden, boasts spectacular views across Loch Carron and the hills beyond.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Waves ref: 29153

Wick, Northern Highlands

£440-£959
4 star rating
Boasting panoramic sea views, this detached bungalow is a super base to explore the unspoilt beaches and surrounding area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ach-na-Clachan ref: URA

Gairloch, Northern Highlands

£425-£1067
4 star rating
Enjoying a cosy open fire, this traditional cottage in beautiful surroundings is just 500 yards to shops and pubs.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT