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!

Rowan House

5 star rating

Ardgay, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£1535-£1535

5 star rating
Ardgay, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£1535-£1535

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 3

Carron House

4 star rating

Slumbay, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£525-£1599

4 star rating
Slumbay, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£525-£1599

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

Lochcarron Cottages - Bellevue

3 star rating

Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

3 star rating
Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

Tarrel Lodge

3 star rating

Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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

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£265-£825

3 star rating
Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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£265-£825

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

Wee Manly

3 star rating

Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£345-£699

3 star rating
Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£345-£699

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

Glacour Studio

3 star rating

Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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

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£265-£559

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

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£265-£559

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

Tigh Eilidh

4 star rating

Amelvich, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£429-£1089

4 star rating
Amelvich, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£429-£1089

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

Middledrift Cottage

4 star rating

Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£345-£779

4 star rating
Brora, Northern Highlands

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£345-£779

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

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-£1339

4 star rating
Strathconon, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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£585-£1339

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

Fuaran

4 star rating

Forss, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£769-£1715

4 star rating
Forss, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£769-£1715

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

Highland Annexe

5 star rating

Munlochy, Northern Highlands

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

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£485-£1045

5 star rating
Munlochy, Northern Highlands

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£485-£1045

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

Rispond Lodge Estate - The Byre

4 star rating

Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands

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

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£635-£1729

4 star rating
Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands

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£635-£1729

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

Mingro

3 star rating

Stronsay, near Whitehall, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

3 star rating
Stronsay, near Whitehall, Northern Highlands

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

An Sealladh

3 star rating

Lochinver, near Baddidarach, Northern Highlands

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

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£395-£1119

3 star rating
Lochinver, near Baddidarach, Northern Highlands

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£395-£1119

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

Wuthering Heights

3 star rating

Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£439-£625

3 star rating
Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£439-£625

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