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!

Cathair Dbubh Estate - Heather Cottage ref: UK5865

Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

£554-£729

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Cathair Dbubh Estate - Heather Cottage
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Set within 75 acres of open hillside, this detached cottage is a great base from which to enjoy coastal and countryside walking.
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    2
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    3
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    3
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Mackenzie Cottage ref: UK5077

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

£364-£1048

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Mackenzie Cottage is a superbly situated detached house with an enclosed garden and ground floor facilities just 30 yards from the shores of Loch Ewe in Poolewe.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Beach Cottage ref: W41902

Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Northern Highlands

£319-£809

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Just yards from the beach with unspoilt scenery, wonderful views of Loch Gairloch and a wealth of activities.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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Cathair Dbubh Estate - Fern Cottage ref: UK5868

Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

£394-£557

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Enjoy stunning coastal walks, or simply explore the 75-acre shared grounds around the property.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Over The Square ref: W42778

Dornoch, Northern Highlands

£272-£761

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Enjoying a central location just 50 yards to shops and pubs, this lovely apartment is perfect for families or friends.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Foresters Cottage ref: 23448

Tarbat, Invergordon, Northern Highlands

£447-£821

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This single-storey cottage enjoys a cosy open fire, woodland walks, and various outdoor activities - perfect for outdoor enthusiasts!
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Allt Beag (Little Streams) ref: UK5548

Achintraid, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

£418-£1316

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With stunning sea views, this architect-designed house is perfect for exploring the great outdoors, whether by foot, bike or horse.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Barn ref: UK5397

Kildary, near Tain, Northern Highlands

£393-£954

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Within easy reach of John O’Groats, or the magnificent city of Inverness, this beautiful area of the Northern Highlands will appeal to all ages.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Herons ref: W41986

South Keiss, near Wick, Northern Highlands

£517-£1393

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Just 30 yards to a sandy beach, this well-equipped spacious house enjoys a games room and enclosed garden.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Ach-na-Clachan ref: URA

Gairloch, Northern Highlands

£453-£1132

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Enjoying a cosy open fire, this traditional cottage in beautiful surroundings is just 500 yards to shops and pubs.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Glenrossal Cottages - Keeper’s House ref: UK5416

Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

£589-£946

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With beautiful surrounding countryside, Keeper’s House really is in an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Links Apartment ref: 29975

Brora, Northern Highlands

£606-£910

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From this holiday apartment, sit back, relax and watch the ever-changing views of the Northern Highlands.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Links Apartment ref: UK5130

Brora, Northern Highlands

£606-£910

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With unbroken seascape views from the living room, you simply won’t want to leave this comfortable apartment.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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The Old West Manse ref: W42926

Strathconon, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

£385-£1163

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Nestled in a highland glen, in secluded riverside grounds, traditional cottage with open fire is ideally placed for walking and mountaineering.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Timaru ref: 30715

Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

£371-£987

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From this property, visit the fishing villages along the Moray Coast, or take a trip to nearby Inverness and Loch Ness.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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