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!

Strathy Point Lighthouse - South Keeper’s Cottage

4 star rating

Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£419-£1055

4 star rating
Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£419-£1055

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

Burnside

4 star rating

Dornoch, near Tain, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£845-£2009

4 star rating
Dornoch, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£845-£2009

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0

Fountain Cross Cottage

3 star rating

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£285-£625

3 star rating
Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£285-£625

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

Caisteal Laith - Midtown Chalet

0 star rating

Lochinver, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£635-£965

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Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£635-£965

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Fearnmore House

4 star rating

Fearnmore, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

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

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£559-£1375

4 star rating
Fearnmore, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£559-£1375

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

Grinills

4 star rating

Opinan, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£359-£979

4 star rating
Opinan, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£359-£979

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 3

Bonny View

3 star rating

Brora, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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

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£309-£725

3 star rating
Brora, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£309-£725

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

The Cottage

3 star rating

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£369-£905

3 star rating
Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£369-£905

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Lochcarron Cottages - The Rockies

3 star rating

Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

3 star rating
Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£0-£0

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

Shore Cottage

4 star rating

Rockfield, near Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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

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£355-£789

4 star rating
Rockfield, near Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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£355-£789

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

Hazely Cottage

0 star rating

Edderton, near Tain, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£0-£0

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Edderton, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£0-£0

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Rispond Lodge Estate - The Fish House

4 star rating

Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£909-£1609

4 star rating
Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands

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£909-£1609

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Pets: 0

Sunnycroft

4 star rating

Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

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£389-£855

4 star rating
Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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£389-£855

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

Ethel’s House

4 star rating

Armadale, near Bettyhill, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£375-£1225

4 star rating
Armadale, near Bettyhill, Northern Highlands

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£375-£1225

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Hillside Cottage

3 star rating

Rhiconich, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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

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£279-£519

3 star rating
Rhiconich, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£279-£519

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