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!

Wee Manly

3 star rating

Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£275-£755

3 star rating
Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£275-£755

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

Ardbeg

4 star rating

Westfield, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£415-£1129

4 star rating
Westfield, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£415-£1129

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Flowerburn Holidays - Heather Lodge

0 star rating

Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

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£439-£729

0 star rating
Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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£439-£729

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

Melness Cottage

3 star rating

Tongue, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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

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£321-£649

3 star rating
Tongue, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£321-£649

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

Skye View

3 star rating

Big Sand near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£369-£999

3 star rating
Big Sand near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£369-£999

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

Shore Cottage

3 star rating

Rockfield, near Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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

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£315-£789

3 star rating
Rockfield, near Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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£315-£789

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

Owl Cottage

3 star rating

Lothmore, Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

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

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£419-£1019

3 star rating
Lothmore, Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

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£419-£1019

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

Sheaf Dale

4 star rating

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£439-£1135

4 star rating
Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£439-£1135

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

Farr

3 star rating

Helmsdale, near Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£469-£979

3 star rating
Helmsdale, near Brora, Northern Highlands

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£469-£979

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

Bydand Cottage

4 star rating

Melness, near Tongue, Northern Highlands

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

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£335-£1065

4 star rating
Melness, near Tongue, Northern Highlands

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£335-£1065

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

Fearnmore House

4 star rating

Fearnmore, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

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

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£489-£1369

4 star rating
Fearnmore, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£489-£1369

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

Strathy Cottage

3 star rating

Strathy, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£328-£619

3 star rating
Strathy, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£328-£619

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

The Byre

3 star rating

Mey, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£312-£589

3 star rating
Mey, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£312-£589

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

Railway Terrace - The Coolins

0 star rating

Strathcarron, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£479-£1379

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Strathcarron, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£479-£1379

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

Loanan Cottage

3 star rating

Inchnadamph, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£559-£835

3 star rating
Inchnadamph, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£559-£835

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