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!

The Herons

4 star rating

South Keiss, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£1529

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South Keiss, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

Cathair Dbubh Estate - Thistle Cottage

4 star rating

Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£480-£931

4 star rating
Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£480-£931

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

The Old Tea Shop

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Scarfsferry, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£645-£1175

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Scarfsferry, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£645-£1175

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

Mackenzie Cottage

4 star rating

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£455-£1205

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Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£455-£1205

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 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

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Brora, Northern Highlands

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£635-£935

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

Shore Cottage

4 star rating

Rockfield, near Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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

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£319-£789

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Rockfield, near Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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£319-£789

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

Tieve

4 star rating

Laide, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

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Laide, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

Timaru

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Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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

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£479-£1265

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Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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£479-£1265

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

Wildwoodz - Willow Cabin

3 star rating

Munlochy, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

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Munlochy, Northern Highlands

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

Lochcarron Cottages - Bellevue

3 star rating

Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

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Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

Rispond Lodge Estate - The Byre

4 star rating

Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands

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

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£745-£1355

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Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands

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£745-£1355

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

Ghillies at Riverside

4 star rating

Inchnadamph, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£349-£709

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Inchnadamph, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£349-£709

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

Fearnmore Church

4 star rating

Fearnmore, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

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

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£665-£1005

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Fearnmore, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£665-£1005

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

Harrow Lodge

4 star rating

Mey, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£449-£1015

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Mey, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£449-£1015

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

The Narrows

4 star rating

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£425-£999

4 star rating
Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£425-£999

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