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

4 star rating
Dalhalavaig, near Melvich, Northern Highlands

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£835-£2139

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

North Coast Pods - Stalpollaidh

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Near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£539-£1379

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Near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£539-£1379

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

Bluebell House

4 star rating

Helmsdale, Highlands , Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£662

4 star rating
Helmsdale, Highlands , Northern Highlands

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£0-£662

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

Grinills

4 star rating

Opinan, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£325-£989

4 star rating
Opinan, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£325-£989

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

Dunrobin

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Lairg, near Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

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Lairg, near Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£0-£0

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

Bonny View

3 star rating

Brora, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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

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£299-£719

3 star rating
Brora, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£299-£719

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

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-£495

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Spinningdale, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£495-£495

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

Balnagown Estate - Hill House

5 star rating

Kildary, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£1160-£1300

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Kildary, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£1160-£1300

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

Croft Cottage

3 star rating

Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£390-£759

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Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£390-£759

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

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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£629-£1159

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Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands

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£629-£1159

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

Tides

4 star rating

Cromarty, Northern Highlands

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

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£435-£959

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Cromarty, Northern Highlands

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£435-£959

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

The Herons

4 star rating

South Keiss, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£1559

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South Keiss, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£0-£1559

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

Canterra Cottage - Canterra Cottage Apartment

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East Tarrel, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£369-£695

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East Tarrel, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£369-£695

Sleeps: 2 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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£365-£719

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Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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£365-£719

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

The Nook

3 star rating

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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

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£325-£809

3 star rating
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£325-£809

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