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!

Croft Cottage

3 star rating

Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£373-£759

3 star rating
Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£373-£759

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

Egypt

4 star rating

South Ronaldsay, near St Margaret’s Hope, Northern Highlands

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

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£775-£1419

4 star rating
South Ronaldsay, near St Margaret’s Hope, Northern Highlands

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£775-£1419

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

Wilderness Retreat

4 star rating

Laide, near Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£339-£769

4 star rating
Laide, near Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£339-£769

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

Rispond Lodge Estate - The Fish House

4 star rating

Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1089-£1819

4 star rating
Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands

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£1089-£1819

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Pets: 0

Wildwoodz - Rowan Cabin

3 star rating

Munlochy, Northern Highlands

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

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£445-£459

3 star rating
Munlochy, Northern Highlands

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£445-£459

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

Sunrise

4 star rating

Navidale, near Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

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

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£509-£999

4 star rating
Navidale, near Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

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£509-£999

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

Rockworks Chalets - Rockworks Chalets No. 5

4 star rating

Holm, near Kirkwall, Northern Highlands

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

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£539-£709

4 star rating
Holm, near Kirkwall, Northern Highlands

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£539-£709

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

The Barn

3 star rating

Mey, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£325-£549

3 star rating
Mey, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£325-£549

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

Caisteal Laith - Assynt Chalet

4 star rating

Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£629-£965

4 star rating
Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£629-£965

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

Flowerburn Holidays - Callachy Cottage

4 star rating

Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

4 star rating
Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

Sheaf Dale

4 star rating

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£459-£1195

4 star rating
Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£459-£1195

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

Flowerburn Holidays - Gorse Lodge

4 star rating

Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

4 star rating
Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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£0-£0

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

Blue by Ewe

4 star rating

Naast, near Poolewe, Northern Highlands

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

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£409-£1005

4 star rating
Naast, near Poolewe, Northern Highlands

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£409-£1005

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

Seacot

4 star rating

Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£465-£885

4 star rating
Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£465-£885

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

Bayview

4 star rating

Sanday, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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

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£379-£665

4 star rating
Sanday, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£379-£665

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