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 Barn ref: CC511324

Mey, Thurso, Northern Highlands

£291-£472
3 star rating
The Barn
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One of three barn conversions with stunning views across the sea with the Orkney Isles clearly visible
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Harbour View Cottage ref: W41825

Portmahomack, nr. Tain, Northern Highlands

£345-£775
4 star rating
This perfect year round property is just yards from a sandy beach, shops and pubs. Many attractions within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Tourie Lum ref: SXXX

By Avoch, Northern Highlands

£514-£1189
4 star rating
Tucked away, this former gamekeeper’s lodge is a good base for enjoying outdoor activities or touring the Moray coast.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ghillies Rooms ref: CC511319

Braemore near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

£312-£512
4 star rating
Forming part of a converted stable positioned on the first floor of a large historic house 10 miles from Ullapool.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beachside - Beachside Bothy ref: W43513

Golspie, Northern Highlands

£301-£663
4 star rating
This romantic hideaway for couples is perfect for exploring this wonderful area. Many outdoor activities available nearby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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St Enodoc ref: UQR

Ullapool, Northern Highlands

£379-£888
4 star rating
Situated within the bustling town of Ullapool, this traditional cottage with an open fire is nearby many amenities and attractions.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Mill Cottage ref: W42412

John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

£329-£718
3 star rating
Within walking dstance of John O’Groats and ideally positioned for day trips to the Orkney Islands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Ivy Wing ref: W42082

Lyth, nr. Wick, Northern Highlands

£367-£694
3 star rating
Just 20 miles from John O’Groats, this property is in the perfect location for exploring the northern tip of Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Clachan ref: UKM

Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon, Northern Highlands

£380-£1013
4 star rating
Commanding wonderful views, this traditional croft house with a garden and terrace is fantastic for the outdoor lovers.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beach Cottage ref: W41902

Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Northern Highlands

£305-£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
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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
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Castle Hill ref: W43030

Brora, Northern Highlands

£470-£1322
4 star rating
Peacefully located with views over the open countryside, an ideal property for a family holiday.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Postie’s Path Cottage ref: 30761

Ullapool, Northern Highlands

£302-£760
4 star rating
Ideally placed with walks from the door and a selection of restaurants, bars and shops along the seafront within walking distance.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Failte ref: CC511140

Lower Brora, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

£342-£897
3 star rating
Superb conversion of two former fishermen’s cottages combined to form a beautiful cottage on the sea edge
 
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Harbour View ref: 80198

Stromness, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

£252-£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
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