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!

Tigh Nan Eoin ref: CC511364

Near Aultbea, Northern Highlands

£282-£732
4 star rating
Tigh Nan Eoin
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Gaelic for ‘House of Birds’ this pretty cottage is set within 5 acres yet just 1 mile from the seaside.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Tower House ref: CC511318

Braemore near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

£290-£593
4 star rating
Occupying the centre of a large historic house taking in the coach archway and the tower above.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Northern Lights ref: W43355

Skinnet, nr. Tongue, Northern Highlands

£301-£778
4 star rating
Set in a rural location, this property has sea views and has a number of attractions closeby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Park ref: 90290

Sanday, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

£221-£466
2 star rating
In a beautiful spot on the island of Sanday just half a mile from Start Point Lighthouse and only 200 yards from the beach.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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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Stone Ewe Croft ref: CC511413

Inverasdale near Poolewe, Northern Highlands

£311-£566
3 star rating
A pretty stone cottage situated on a rural working croft with lovely sea views from the garden. An unspoilt and tranquil setting for a holiday.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Links Apartment ref: 29973

Brora, Northern Highlands

£583-£858
4 star rating
Enjoy complimentary use of the facilities at the Royal Marine Hotel, including a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and gym.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Lum Hat House ref: W41726

Shoremill, nr. Cromarty, Northern Highlands

£270-£639
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
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Rubha Lodge ref: S17

Shieldaig, Northern Highlands

£551-£1482
5 star rating
Boasting fantastic facilities, this detached coastal property with a woodburner is perfect to relax and unwind. Close to shop and pub.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Nook ref: CC511400

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

£343-£730
3 star rating
This comfortable holiday property is centrally located in Kirkwall and is an ideal base for touring the Orkney Islands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Upper Bayfield Cottage ref: CC511460

Nigg near Tain, Northern Highlands

£326-£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
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Grinills ref: RCHN109

Opinan, nr. Gairloch, Northern Highlands

£361-£802
4 star rating
This detached bungalow is just minutes’ walk from a sandy beach. Enjoy fabulous views and a cosy open fire.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Selkie House ref: CC511426

Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

£325-£852
4 star rating
Located in the fishing village of Helmsdale, this property overlooks the harbour, and enjoys ever-changing sea views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Lairg Estate - Phil’s House ref: SUUR

Lairg, Northern Highlands

£753-£1712
4 star rating
This single-storey property enjoys an elevated position with wonderful views, within easy reach to shops and pubs.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Rowan Cottage by Castletown ref: CC511203

by Castletown, Thurso, Northern Highlands

£292-£472
3 star rating
Pretty single storey wooden lodge situated in a tranquil and secluded location in the far north of Scotland
 
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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