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!

Paterson Cottage

4 star rating

Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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

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£480-£819

4 star rating
Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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£480-£819

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

Hill Cottage

4 star rating

Strathkanaird, Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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

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£345-£845

4 star rating
Strathkanaird, Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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£345-£845

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

Calluna

3 star rating

Allt na Sugh, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Northern Highlands

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

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£349-£815

3 star rating
Allt na Sugh, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Northern Highlands

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£349-£815

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

Fisher’s Cottage

3 star rating

Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£375-£905

3 star rating
Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£375-£905

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

The Paddock

4 star rating

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£355-£809

4 star rating
Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£355-£809

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

Kimberley Apartment

0 star rating

Alness, Northern Highlands

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

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£335-£689

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Alness, Northern Highlands

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£335-£689

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

The Wee Hoose

4 star rating

Linside, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£325-£775

4 star rating
Linside, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£325-£775

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

Mingro

3 star rating

Stronsay, near Whitehall, Northern Highlands

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

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£485-£505

3 star rating
Stronsay, near Whitehall, Northern Highlands

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£485-£505

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

Links Apartment

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

Rowan Cottage by Castletown

3 star rating

by Castletown, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£360-£619

3 star rating
by Castletown, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£360-£619

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

The Dolphin

4 star rating

Avoch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£575-£1189

4 star rating
Avoch, Northern Highlands

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£575-£1189

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Larachan

4 star rating

Scarfskerry near Castletown, Northern Highlands

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

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£459-£1035

4 star rating
Scarfskerry near Castletown, Northern Highlands

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£459-£1035

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

Egypt

4 star rating

South Ronaldsay, near St Margaret’s Hope, Northern Highlands

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

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£765-£1419

4 star rating
South Ronaldsay, near St Margaret’s Hope, Northern Highlands

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£765-£1419

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

Station House

4 star rating

Golspie, Northern Highlands

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

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£979-£1849

4 star rating
Golspie, Northern Highlands

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£979-£1849

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

The Heim at Thurso Bay

4 star rating

Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£489-£1185

4 star rating
Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£489-£1185

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