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!

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

Capercaillie Cottage

4 star rating

Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£1039-£1209

4 star rating
Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£1039-£1209

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

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-£825

4 star rating
Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£475-£825

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

Park

2 star rating

Sanday, Northern Highlands

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

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£249-£529

2 star rating
Sanday, Northern Highlands

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£249-£529

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

Lairg Estate - Reid’s Cottage

4 star rating

Lairg, Northern Highlands

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

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£539-£1369

4 star rating
Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£539-£1369

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

Lochinchard Cottage

3 star rating

Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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

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£349-£709

3 star rating
Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£349-£709

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

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-£785

3 star rating
John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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£295-£785

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

Naver Cottage

4 star rating

Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Northern Highlands

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

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£529-£1239

4 star rating
Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Northern Highlands

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£529-£1239

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

Lochbroom Lodge West

4 star rating

Morefield, Ullapool, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£500-£1029

4 star rating
Morefield, Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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£500-£1029

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Rowan Cottage

4 star rating

Ardgay, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£425-£1079

4 star rating
Ardgay, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£425-£1079

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

The Ticket Office

3 star rating

Ardgay, Northern Highlands

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

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£305-£695

3 star rating
Ardgay, Northern Highlands

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£305-£695

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

Windy Hill Cottage

4 star rating

Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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

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£808-£1789

4 star rating
Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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£808-£1789

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

Badnague

0 star rating

Near Dunbeath, Northern Highlands

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

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£495-£1115

0 star rating
Near Dunbeath, Northern Highlands

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£495-£1115

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

Tigh An Iasgair

4 star rating

Fearnbeg, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£655-£2065

4 star rating
Fearnbeg, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£655-£2065

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Glenrossal Cottages - Keeper’s House

4 star rating

Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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

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£605-£979

4 star rating
Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£605-£979

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