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!

Seashore

4 star rating

Avoch, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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

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£445-£1005

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Avoch, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£445-£1005

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

Harland Cottage

4 star rating

Castletown, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£345-£745

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Castletown, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£345-£745

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

The Pine Marten

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Avoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£489-£979

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Avoch, Northern Highlands

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£489-£979

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

Fairfield

4 star rating

Ackergill, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£529-£1139

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Ackergill, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£529-£1139

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

Cross Tides

4 star rating

Hilton near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£325-£925

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Hilton near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£325-£925

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

Dalview

4 star rating

Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

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Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

Beach Cottage

4 star rating

Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£349-£879

4 star rating
Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£349-£879

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

Grahamsha

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Skaill, near Stromness, Northern Highlands

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

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£479-£1165

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Skaill, near Stromness, Northern Highlands

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£479-£1165

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

Kimberley Cottage

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Alness, Northern Highlands

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

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£335-£675

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Alness, Northern Highlands

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£335-£675

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

Gowan Cottage

4 star rating

Charleston, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£949

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Charleston, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

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£0-£949

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

Strathy Bay Cottage

4 star rating

Strathy, Northern Highlands

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

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£385-£905

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Strathy, Northern Highlands

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£385-£905

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

Flowerburn Holidays - Heather Lodge

4 star rating

Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

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£365-£545

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Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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£365-£545

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

The Old School House

4 star rating

Lonbain, by Applecross, Northern Highlands

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

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£669-£1719

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Lonbain, by Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£669-£1719

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

Sunnycroft

4 star rating

Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

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£335-£759

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Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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£335-£759

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

Coulags Croft

4 star rating

Coulags, Strathcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£445-£1339

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Coulags, Strathcarron, Northern Highlands

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£445-£1339

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