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!

Drummuie House

5 star rating

Golspie, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£885-£1775

5 star rating
Golspie, Northern Highlands

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£885-£1775

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 2

Otter Cottage

0 star rating

Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£499-£1415

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Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£499-£1415

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Seafield House

4 star rating

Lochinver, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£765-£1835

4 star rating
Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£765-£1835

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 3

Red Roof Cottage

3 star rating

Heathmount, Tain, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£350-£600

3 star rating
Heathmount, Tain, Northern Highlands

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£350-£600

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

School House Cottage

4 star rating

Spinningdale, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£495-£885

4 star rating
Spinningdale, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£495-£885

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Thistle Cottage

3 star rating

Bonar Bridge, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£0-£0

3 star rating
Bonar Bridge, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£0-£0

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Tieve

4 star rating

Laide, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£455-£1045

4 star rating
Laide, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£455-£1045

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Strathy Cottage

3 star rating

Strathy, Thurso, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£350-£600

3 star rating
Strathy, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£350-£600

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Lochside Cottage

4 star rating

Letters near Ullapool, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£445-£999

4 star rating
Letters near Ullapool, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

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£445-£999

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

The Narrows

4 star rating

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£409-£699

4 star rating
Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£409-£699

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

The Byre

3 star rating

Mey, Thurso, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£345-£570

3 star rating
Mey, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£345-£570

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Rowan Cottage

4 star rating

Ardgay, near Tain, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£479-£1085

4 star rating
Ardgay, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£479-£1085

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Oystercatcher

4 star rating

Embo, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£355-£749

4 star rating
Embo, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£355-£749

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Middledrift Cottage

4 star rating

Brora, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£309-£635

4 star rating
Brora, Northern Highlands

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£309-£635

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Culkein Pods - Sulaire

0 star rating

Culkein, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£335-£675

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Culkein, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£335-£675

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0