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 Cottage ref: W42084

Toftingall, nr. Watten, Northern Highlands

£213-£601
2 star rating
The Cottage
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Nestling in a quiet and unspoilt location, this cosily furnished property is within easy access to fantastic attractions.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Rowan Cottage by Castletown ref: CC511203

by Castletown, Thurso, Northern Highlands

£238-£440
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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The Ivy Wing ref: W42082

Lyth, nr. Wick, Northern Highlands

£237-£676
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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Gaidhealach Cottage ref: CC511410

Poolewe, Northern Highlands

£0-£0
3 star rating
An attractive stone cottage situated on a quiet lane with wood burner and many original features. Great access onto open countryside and amenities in Poolewe.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Moss Cottage ref: CC511382

Badenscallie near Achiltibuie, Northern Highlands

£415-£650
3 star rating
A single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet hamlet just 200 yards from the coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Muirdean ref: CC511126

Laide, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

£264-£525
3 star rating
Delightful ground floor accommodation with stunning sea views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bisgeos - Three Island View ref: W42427

Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

£258-£540
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
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Bisgeos Cottage ref: W41627

Shandwick, Northern Highlands

£317-£734
4 star rating
The renovated property in the quaint old fishing village of Shandwick and offers views over sands and sea.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Four Winds ref: W41822

Portskerra, nr. Thurso, Northern Highlands

£271-£588
3 star rating
Enjoying a cosy open fire, this detached cottage is situated in an unspoilt area. Fantastic for the outdoor enthusiast.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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March Cottage ref: SSAC

Glen Cassley, nr. Lairg, Northern Highlands

£489-£969
4 star rating
Offering peace and seclusion, this beautiful detached property is impeccably presented throughout. Enjoy superb walks from the door or visit Inverness.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Park ref: 90290

Sanday, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

£284-£451
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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Rubha Lodge ref: S17

Shieldaig, Northern Highlands

£551-£1424
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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Big Barns Cottage ref: SPPG

Dunrobin, By Golspie, Northern Highlands

£349-£781
4 star rating
Overlooking woodland and fields, this well-equipped cottage boasts a woodburner. Fantastic attractions to enjoy within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wilderness Retreat ref: W1108

Laide, nr. Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

£295-£654
3 star rating
Enjoying splendid views, this peaceful detached property boasts a games room and a woodburner. Close to amenities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Tower House ref: CC511318

Braemore near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

£285-£535
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
  • Changeover
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