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!

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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£335-£945

3 star rating
Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£335-£945

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

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

Bisgeos - Fisherman’s Cove

3 star rating

Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£0-£709

3 star rating
Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£0-£709

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Ethel’s House

4 star rating

Armadale, near Bettyhill, Northern Highlands

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

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£375-£1339

4 star rating
Armadale, near Bettyhill, Northern Highlands

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£375-£1339

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

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-£1025

4 star rating
Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£605-£1025

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

Foundry Bank

4 star rating

Bonar Bridge, Northern Highlands

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

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£275-£739

4 star rating
Bonar Bridge, Northern Highlands

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£275-£739

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

Roslyn

4 star rating

Bettyhill, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£535-£1149

4 star rating
Bettyhill, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£535-£1149

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Strathy Point Lighthouse - South Keeper’s Cottage

4 star rating

Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£695-£1055

4 star rating
Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£695-£1055

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

Gowan Cottage

4 star rating

Charleston, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£949

4 star rating
Charleston, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

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£0-£949

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

Barn Owl Cottage

4 star rating

Newton, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£365-£769

4 star rating
Newton, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£365-£769

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

Inch Alla

4 star rating

Linside, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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

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£515-£915

4 star rating
Linside, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£515-£915

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

Hazely Cottage

0 star rating

Edderton, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

0 star rating
Edderton, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£0-£0

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

Rosemary Cottage

3 star rating

Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£295-£665

3 star rating
Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£295-£665

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

Tiverton House

4 star rating

Lairg, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£520-£1149

4 star rating
Lairg, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£520-£1149

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

The Boat House

3 star rating

Rosemarkie, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£0-£738

3 star rating
Rosemarkie, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£0-£738

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0