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!

Cor an Easan ref: 30345

Melness, Highlands, Northern Highlands

£263-£715
3 star rating
Cor an Easan
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Enjoy superb sea views and being surrounded by mountain ranges at this traditional croft holiday cottage.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Links Apartment ref: 29977

Brora, Northern Highlands

£585-£860
4 star rating
Located 100 yards away from the beach, this apartment is located in Brora, a central location for exploration and discovery.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hillside Cottage ref: CC511360

Rhiconich, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

£271-£451
3 star rating
Detached whitewashed cottages set in 4 acres enjoying superb views to the sea on the stunning North West Highlands coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seaboard House ref: CC511488

Balintore, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

£441-£1245
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

Beach Cottage ref: W41902

Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Highlands, Northern Highlands

£290-£818
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
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Owl Cottage ref: W42361

Lothmore, Helmsdale, Highlands, Northern Highlands

£367-£899
3 star rating
Making a perfect base to explore the Highlands, this former croft house is within a 5 minute drive from a sandy beach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Larachan ref: CC511398

Scarfskerry near Castletown, Northern Highlands

£443-£912
4 star rating
With direct access to a private beach, this single storey cottage is just perfect for families, friends or couples to holiday together.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bisgeos - Three Island View ref: W42427

Westray, Orkney Islands, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

£265-£576
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
  • Changeover
    SAT

Curlew Croft ref: CC511171

North Keiss, Caithness, Northern Highlands

£320-£604
3 star rating
Detached cottage nestled into open countryside yet just a stone’s throw from the sea and Keiss harbour
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Mill Cottage ref: W42412

John O’ Groats, Highlands, Northern Highlands

£330-£714
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
  • Changeover
    SAT

Mackenzie Cottage ref: UK5077

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

£360-£1005
4 star rating
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.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lum Hat House ref: W41726

Shoremill, near Cromarty, Highlands, Northern Highlands

£291-£671
3 star rating
Relax and unwind with beautiful views and a stunning setting. Fantastic to do as much or as little as you like.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Stac Polly Lodge ref: CC511483

Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

£1238-£3038
5 star rating
With large floor-to-ceiling windows, this cottage enjoys marvellous sea views and has its own hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Failte ref: CC511140

Lower Brora, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

£356-£899
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
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fasgadh ref: CC511421

Ardaneaskan near Lochcarron , Northern Highlands

£303-£828
3 star rating
Enjoying an idyllic location right on the shoreline of Lochcarron, this single-storey cottage has large picture windows which drink in the loch, hill and mountain views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT