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!

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-£995

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

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£445-£995

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

The Old West Manse

4 star rating

Strathconon, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£585-£1245

4 star rating
Strathconon, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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£585-£1245

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 3

Rosslyn Cottage

4 star rating

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£489-£915

4 star rating
Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£489-£915

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

Egypt

4 star rating

near St Margaret’s Hope, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£535-£1369

4 star rating
near St Margaret’s Hope, Northern Highlands

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£535-£1369

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Old Customs House

4 star rating

Littleferry, near Golspie, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£961

4 star rating
Littleferry, near Golspie, Northern Highlands

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£0-£961

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

Fasgadh

3 star rating

Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£369-£915

3 star rating
Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£369-£915

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Bayview

0 star rating

Sanday, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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

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£295-£695

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Sanday, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£295-£695

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

Hannah’s Cottage

3 star rating

Inverasdale, near Poolewe, Northern Highlands

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

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£485-£745

3 star rating
Inverasdale, near Poolewe, Northern Highlands

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£485-£745

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

Culkein Pods - Sgarbh

0 star rating

Culkein, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£465-£839

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Culkein, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£465-£839

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

Mory’s Cottage

4 star rating

Keiss, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£439-£1155

4 star rating
Keiss, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£439-£1155

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

Cathair Dbubh Estate - Orchid Cottage

4 star rating

Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£700-£700

4 star rating
Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£700-£700

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

Hill Cottage

4 star rating

Strathkanaird, Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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

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£325-£845

4 star rating
Strathkanaird, Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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£325-£845

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

Principal Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage

3 star rating

Strathy Point, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£639-£1055

3 star rating
Strathy Point, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£639-£1055

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

Seacot

4 star rating

Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£445-£815

4 star rating
Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£445-£815

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

The Hollies

3 star rating

Strathconon, by Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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

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£405-£1099

3 star rating
Strathconon, by Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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£405-£1099

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