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 Schoolhouse

4 star rating

Dalhalavaig, near Melvich, Northern Highlands

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

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£835-£2139

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Dalhalavaig, near Melvich, Northern Highlands

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£835-£2139

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

The Mendid Drum - Dolphin Apartment

4 star rating

Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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

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£459-£899

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Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£459-£899

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

Dolphin View Cottages Hillockhead - Swallow

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Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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

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£359-£719

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Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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£359-£719

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

Cathair Dbubh Estate - Myrtle Cottage

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Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£480-£931

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Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£480-£931

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

Mackenzie Cottage

4 star rating

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£459-£1095

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Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£459-£1095

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

Canterra Cottage - Canterra Cottage Lodge

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East Tarrel, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£425-£1019

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East Tarrel, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£425-£1019

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

Links View Villa 5

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Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£861

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Brora, Northern Highlands

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£0-£861

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

Carron House

4 star rating

Slumbay, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£505-£1605

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Slumbay, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£505-£1605

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

Ewe Cottage

4 star rating

Naast near Poolewe, Northern Highlands

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

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£419-£1095

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Naast near Poolewe, Northern Highlands

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£419-£1095

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

Kirkness - Peedie Harrays

4 star rating

Twatt, near Dounby, Northern Highlands

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

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£605-£825

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Twatt, near Dounby, Northern Highlands

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£605-£825

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

Tiverton House

4 star rating

Lairg, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£520-£1149

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Lairg, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£520-£1149

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Larachan

4 star rating

Scarfskerry near Castletown, Northern Highlands

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

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£445-£1029

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Scarfskerry near Castletown, Northern Highlands

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£445-£1029

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

Wilderness Retreat

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Laide, near Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£329-£769

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Laide, near Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£329-£769

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

Culkein Pods - Sgarbh

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Culkein, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£375-£859

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Culkein, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£375-£859

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

The Waves

4 star rating

Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£435-£919

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Wick, Northern Highlands

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£435-£919

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