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!

Tigh Na Mara

4 star rating

Reiff near Achiltibuie, Northern Highlands

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

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£845-£975

4 star rating
Reiff near Achiltibuie, Northern Highlands

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£845-£975

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

Lower Brae

3 star rating

Strath Oykel, by Ardgay, Northern Highlands

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

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£365-£1009

3 star rating
Strath Oykel, by Ardgay, Northern Highlands

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£365-£1009

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

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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£559-£1369

4 star rating
Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£559-£1369

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

Hillside Cottage

3 star rating

Rhiconich, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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

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£339-£559

3 star rating
Rhiconich, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£339-£559

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 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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£399-£805

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

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£399-£805

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

Caisteal Laith - Midtown Chalet

4 star rating

Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£629-£965

4 star rating
Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£629-£965

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

Balloan Farm Cottage

4 star rating

Lairg, Northern Highlands

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

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£355-£865

4 star rating
Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£355-£865

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

The Cottage

3 star rating

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£355-£945

3 star rating
Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£355-£945

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

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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£801-£1709

4 star rating
Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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£801-£1709

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

Over The Square

4 star rating

Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£295-£539

4 star rating
Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£295-£539

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

Links Apartment

4 star rating

Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£679-£999

4 star rating
Brora, Northern Highlands

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£679-£999

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

Curlew Croft

3 star rating

North Keiss, Caithness, Northern Highlands

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

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£365-£725

3 star rating
North Keiss, Caithness, Northern Highlands

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£365-£725

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

Lochend Cottage

4 star rating

Latheron, Northern Highlands

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

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£425-£1105

4 star rating
Latheron, Northern Highlands

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£425-£1105

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 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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£335-£875

3 star rating
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£335-£875

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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£319-£745

4 star rating
Castletown, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£319-£745

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