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!

Clachan

4 star rating

Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon, Northern Highlands

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

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£475-£1109

4 star rating
Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon, Northern Highlands

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£475-£1109

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

Croft Cottage

3 star rating

Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£390-£759

3 star rating
Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£390-£759

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

Culkein Pods - Sgarbh

4 star rating

Culkein, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£915-£915

4 star rating
Culkein, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£915-£915

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

Grieve’s Cottage

4 star rating

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£409-£1065

4 star rating
Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£409-£1065

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

Wuthering Heights

3 star rating

Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£439-£625

3 star rating
Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£439-£625

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

Eagle Cottage

3 star rating

near Culkein, Northern Highlands

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

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£349-£809

3 star rating
near Culkein, Northern Highlands

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£349-£809

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

Bay Cottage

3 star rating

Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£329-£529

3 star rating
Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£329-£529

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

Tor Aluinn

5 star rating

Coldbackie, near Tongue, Northern Highlands

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

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£475-£1245

5 star rating
Coldbackie, near Tongue, Northern Highlands

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£475-£1245

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

Achd

3 star rating

Drumbeg, by Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£529-£689

3 star rating
Drumbeg, by Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£529-£689

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

An Sealladh

0 star rating

Lochinver, near Baddidarach, Northern Highlands

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

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£419-£1025

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Lochinver, near Baddidarach, Northern Highlands

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£419-£1025

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

The Nook

3 star rating

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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

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£339-£1129

3 star rating
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£339-£1129

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

Dolphin View Cottages Hillockhead - Farmhouse

3 star rating

Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£1429-£2189

3 star rating
Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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£1429-£2189

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

The Ticket Office

3 star rating

Ardgay, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

3 star rating
Ardgay, Northern Highlands

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£0-£0

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

An Teallach

4 star rating

Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£500-£1029

4 star rating
Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£500-£1029

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

The Cottage

3 star rating

Bettyhill, near Melvich, Northern Highlands

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

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£319-£785

3 star rating
Bettyhill, near Melvich, Northern Highlands

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£319-£785

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