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!

Gladstone Cottage

3 star rating

Castletown, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£259-£575

3 star rating
Castletown, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£259-£575

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

Carron House

4 star rating

Slumbay, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£505-£1605

4 star rating
Slumbay, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£505-£1605

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

Garden Cottage

4 star rating

Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£475-£1185

4 star rating
Tain, Northern Highlands

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£475-£1185

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

Kirkness - Harrays Little Bothy

0 star rating

Twatt, near Dounby, Northern Highlands

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

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£605-£825

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Twatt, near Dounby, Northern Highlands

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£605-£825

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

Torbuie

4 star rating

Rogart, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£505-£1269

4 star rating
Rogart, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£505-£1269

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

Fearnmore Church

4 star rating

Fearnmore, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

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

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£719-£965

4 star rating
Fearnmore, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£719-£965

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

Cathair Dbubh Estate - Orchid 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

Selkies

4 star rating

Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£861

4 star rating
Brora, Northern Highlands

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£0-£861

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

Otter Cottage

3 star rating

Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£455-£1685

3 star rating
Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£455-£1685

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

Torran

4 star rating

Near Halkirk, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£439-£1069

4 star rating
Near Halkirk, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£439-£1069

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 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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£289-£695

3 star rating
Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£289-£695

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

The Mendid Drum - Sea Golf Lodge

4 star rating

Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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

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£395-£815

4 star rating
Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£395-£815

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

Cor an Easan

3 star rating

Melness, Northern Highlands

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

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£285-£785

3 star rating
Melness, Northern Highlands

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£285-£785

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

The Paddock

4 star rating

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£325-£809

4 star rating
Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£325-£809

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

Bisgeos - Three Island View

4 star rating

Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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

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£299-£699

4 star rating
Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£299-£699

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