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!

Allt Beag (Little Streams)

4 star rating

Achintraid, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£439-£1375

4 star rating
Achintraid, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£439-£1375

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

The Holiday Cottage

4 star rating

Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£535-£1145

4 star rating
Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£535-£1145

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

Rosscot

3 star rating

Bayfield, Nigg, Northern Highlands

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

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£395-£1009

3 star rating
Bayfield, Nigg, Northern Highlands

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£395-£1009

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

Glenrossal Cottages - Rowan Cottage

4 star rating

Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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

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£475-£905

4 star rating
Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£475-£905

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

Sanctuary Cottage

4 star rating

Milton, Applecross, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£609-£1525

4 star rating
Milton, Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£609-£1525

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0

Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Horsemans

3 star rating

John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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

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£295-£789

3 star rating
John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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£295-£789

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

Sandy’s Hoose

4 star rating

Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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

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£505-£1265

4 star rating
Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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£505-£1265

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

Taigh Na Sìthe

4 star rating

Achlorachan, Northern Highlands

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

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Price from

£555-£1439

4 star rating
Achlorachan, Northern Highlands

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£555-£1439

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

Gador

3 star rating

Invergorden, Northern Highlands

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

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£345-£745

3 star rating
Invergorden, Northern Highlands

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£345-£745

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

Kildonan

4 star rating

Dundonnell, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£705-£1775

4 star rating
Dundonnell, Northern Highlands

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£705-£1775

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 3

12 Links Apartments

4 star rating

Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£635-£935

4 star rating
Brora, Northern Highlands

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£635-£935

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

Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Stable Cottage

3 star rating

John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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

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£285-£795

3 star rating
John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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£285-£795

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

Cruary

4 star rating

Applecross, Northern Highlands

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

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£919-£1719

4 star rating
Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£919-£1719

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

Bisgeos - Three Island View

4 star rating

Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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

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£309-£699

4 star rating
Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£309-£699

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

The Big Hoose

5 star rating

Linside, Northern Highlands

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

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£805-£1855

5 star rating
Linside, Northern Highlands

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£805-£1855

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