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!

Shandwick Cottage

4 star rating

Shandwick, Northern Highlands

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

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£379-£919

4 star rating
Shandwick, Northern Highlands

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£379-£919

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

The Wee Hoose

4 star rating

Linside, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£315-£835

4 star rating
Linside, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£315-£835

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

Morlich

4 star rating

Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£435-£1425

4 star rating
Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£435-£1425

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

Ardbeg

4 star rating

Westfield, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£415-£1185

4 star rating
Westfield, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£415-£1185

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

Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Mill Cottage

3 star rating

John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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

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£269-£749

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John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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£269-£749

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

Harden Farmhouse

4 star rating

Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£869-£1155

4 star rating
Wick, Northern Highlands

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£869-£1155

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

Kimberley Cottage

0 star rating

Alness, Northern Highlands

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

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£335-£699

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Alness, Northern Highlands

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£335-£699

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

Locholly Lodge

5 star rating

Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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

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£1396-£3171

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Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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£1396-£3171

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

Sunnycroft

4 star rating

Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£715

4 star rating
Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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£0-£715

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

Ach-na-Clachan

4 star rating

Gairloch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£499-£1139

4 star rating
Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£499-£1139

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Station House

4 star rating

Golspie, Northern Highlands

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

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£875-£1855

4 star rating
Golspie, Northern Highlands

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£875-£1855

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

Stewart Buildings

5 star rating

Lybster, near Wick, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£465-£1195

5 star rating
Lybster, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£465-£1195

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Highland Annexe

5 star rating

Munlochy, Northern Highlands

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

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£479-£1045

5 star rating
Munlochy, Northern Highlands

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£479-£1045

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

The Old Smiddy

3 star rating

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£419-£1269

3 star rating
Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£419-£1269

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

Caisteal Laith - Strathan Chalet

4 star rating

Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£629-£965

4 star rating
Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£629-£965

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