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!

Old Croft House ref: W98

Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

£285-£564
3 star rating
Old Croft House
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This peacefully located property is ideal for walkers and wildlife lovers alike, with local amenities within 2½ miles.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ewe Cottage ref: UK5044

Naast near Poolewe, Northern Highlands

£324-£956
4 star rating
This cosy cottage is ideal for enjoying one of the lovely walks straight from the door, and when you return at night just curl up in front of the cosy open fire.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Johan’s Cottage ref: UK5157

Kishorn, near Strathcarron, Northern Highlands

£474-£808
3 star rating
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Just 50 yards from a sea loch, this charming cottage has views of the Applecross Mountains.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Grieves Cottage ref: SMMM

Balnagown, Invergordon, Northern Highlands

£802-£1273
5 star rating
Wonderfully located to do as much or as little as you like. Fantastic for family getaways with activities available onsite.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Middledrift Cottage ref: W41430

Brora, Northern Highlands

£286-£632
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

The Bolthole ref: UK5163

Balintore, Northern Highlands

£298-£656
0 star rating
New!
This 19th century single storey fisherman’s cotage is situated in a quiet lane just a few yards from beautiful sandy bay of Balintore.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Harbour View ref: 80198

Stromness, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

£231-£629
3 star rating
The bustling harbour of Stromness is often the first glimpse of Orkney visitors see, but be sure to explore its 5000 year old ruins and more!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seaboard House ref: CC511488

Balintore, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

£491-£1026
4 star rating
Perfectly located, Seaboard House has amazing sea views, ideal for a family holiday and many outdoor pursuits.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Palmerston Croft House ref: W41502

Lochcarron, nr. Strathcarron, Northern Highlands

£0-£932
4 star rating
Boasting spectacular views, this traditional croft house with a woodburner is within walking distance to shops and pubs.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SUN

Beach Cottage ref: W41902

Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Northern Highlands

£274-£809
4 star rating
Just yards from the beach with unspoilt scenery, wonderful views of Loch Gairloch and a wealth of activities.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tarrel Lodge ref: 29675

Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

£274-£687
3 star rating
Visit the beautiful beach or enjoy the view of the open countryside as you relax from Tarrel Lodge.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tigh A Cnoc ref: S29

Port Henderson, nr. Gairloch, Northern Highlands

£414-£1114
4 star rating
Surrounded by fantastic scenery, this detached cottage enjoys a cosy open fire, just 500 yards to the sea.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Links Apartment ref: 29968

Brora, Northern Highlands

£583-£858
4 star rating
This holiday apartment enjoys panoramic views across the golf course towards the unspoilt sandy beach at Brora.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Over The Square ref: W42778

Dornoch, Northern Highlands

£265-£725
4 star rating
Enjoying a central location just 50 yards to shops and pubs, this lovely apartment is perfect for families or friends.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Heatherwood Cottage ref: W41346

Dornoch, Northern Highlands

£246-£601
3 star rating
Fantastically situated for outdoor enthusiasts, this single-storey lodge nestles in attractive surroundings with a selection of shops and pubs nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT