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 Knowes

4 star rating

Reay, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£299-£835

4 star rating
Reay, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£299-£835

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

Timaru

3 star rating

Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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

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£359-£1239

3 star rating
Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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£359-£1239

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

Herbie’s

4 star rating

Ardgay, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

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Ardgay, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

Naver Cottage

4 star rating

Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£1069

4 star rating
Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Northern Highlands

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£0-£1069

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

Hillside Cottage

3 star rating

Rhiconich, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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

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£315-£519

3 star rating
Rhiconich, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£315-£519

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

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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£1276-£1276

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

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£1276-£1276

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

Torrisdale

4 star rating

Bettyhill, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£315-£625

4 star rating
Bettyhill, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£315-£625

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

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

4 star rating
Laide, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

Kirkness - Harrays Little Bothy

4 star rating

Twatt, near Dounby, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£835

4 star rating
Twatt, near Dounby, Northern Highlands

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£0-£835

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

Middledrift Cottage

4 star rating

Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£355-£839

4 star rating
Brora, Northern Highlands

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£355-£839

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

Woodside House

4 star rating

Culduie, Applecross, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£1069

4 star rating
Culduie, Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£0-£1069

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

Red Kite Lodge

4 star rating

Milton, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£1276-£1276

4 star rating
Milton, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£1276-£1276

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

Loanan Cottage

3 star rating

Inchnadamph, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£599-£829

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Inchnadamph, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£599-£829

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

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

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-£1866

4 star rating
Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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£801-£1866

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