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!

Lobster Ponds ref: W41585

Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

£799-£1926
5 star rating
Lobster Ponds
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Featuring a games room and direct access to a beach, this exceptional detached house is fantastic for families or friends.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
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Bisgeos - Three Island View ref: W42427

Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

£263-£574
4 star rating
Westray is a magical island where you can truly relax in the peace and solitude, yet the mainland is close by with lots to discover.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bisgeos - Fisherman’s Cove ref: W42425

Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

£304-£687
3 star rating
Westray, the queen of the Orkney Isles is a beautiful get-away-from-it-all destination but is only a short ferry ride from the mainland.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
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Upper Bayfield Cottage ref: CC511460

Nigg near Tain, Northern Highlands

£360-£859
4 star rating
Furnished with great attention to detail, this pretty cottage is within easy reach of many of the Highland’s scenic areas.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Monach Cottage ref: CC511067

Bonar Bridge, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

£337-£652
4 star rating
Monach Cottage is a beautifully restored stone cottage for 4 situated in the pretty Highland village of Bonar Bridge
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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River View Cottage ref: W43053

Altass, nr. Lairg, Northern Highlands

£334-£688
4 star rating
Enjoy far reaching views from balcony and terrace of this wonderful cottage, great for walking, climbing, loch and river fishing.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Coulags Croft ref: SDDQ

Coulags, Strathcarron, Northern Highlands

£432-£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
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Bisgeos Cottage ref: W41627

Shandwick, Northern Highlands

£316-£759
4 star rating
The renovated property in the quaint old fishing village of Shandwick and offers views over sands and sea.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Tuinne Na Mara ref: CC511414

Talmine near Tongue, Northern Highlands

£344-£842
3 star rating
Enjoying spectacular sea and mountain views, this property is in a secluded setting, and an ideal base for exploring the Northern Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Links Apartments - Links Apartment 5 ref: 29972

Brora, Northern Highlands

£583-£858
4 star rating
Experience the Highlands from this holiday apartment, as well as Inverness, ‘the Highland capital’, Loch Ness and the Moray Coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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The Cottage ref: W42084

Toftingall, nr. Watten, Northern Highlands

£243-£602
2 star rating
Nestling in a quiet and unspoilt location, this cosily furnished property is within easy access to fantastic attractions.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Links Apartments - Links Apartment 2 ref: 29969

Brora, Northern Highlands

£583-£858
4 star rating
This property is located close to the Royal Marine Hotel, where guests can enjoy complimentary use of the leisure facilities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Gladstone Cottage ref: W41543

Castletown, nr. Thurso, Northern Highlands

£253-£560
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
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Thornhill ref: CC511234

Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

£452-£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
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Cruary ref: SRJ

Applecross, Northern Highlands

£566-£1482
0 star rating
This sympathetically extended, 18th-century shepherd’s cottage is set next to 2 miles of golden sand, perfect fo a relaxing retreat.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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