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!

Bluebell House

4 star rating

Helmsdale, Highlands , Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£662

4 star rating
Helmsdale, Highlands , Northern Highlands

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

Strathy Point Lighthouse - South Keeper’s Cottage

4 star rating

Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£569-£1049

4 star rating
Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£569-£1049

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Over The Square

4 star rating

Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£299-£995

4 star rating
Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£299-£995

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

Glenrossal Cottages - Birch Cottage

4 star rating

Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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

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£425-£765

4 star rating
Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£425-£765

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

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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£325-£765

3 star rating
John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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£325-£765

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

The Cottage

4 star rating

Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£380-£689

4 star rating
Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£380-£689

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

Badnague

0 star rating

Near Dunbeath, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£449-£1119

0 star rating
Near Dunbeath, Northern Highlands

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£449-£1119

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Caisteal Laith - Caisteal Laith Cottage

4 star rating

Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£635-£965

4 star rating
Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£635-£965

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

Glenrossal Cottages - Rowan Cottage

4 star rating

Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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

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£475-£835

4 star rating
Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£475-£835

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

Cathair Dbubh Estate - Myrtle 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

Fasgadh

3 star rating

Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£0-£827

3 star rating
Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£0-£827

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Bisgeos - Crofter’s Rest

3 star rating

Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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

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£309-£579

3 star rating
Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£309-£579

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

Glenrossal Cottages - Keeper’s House

4 star rating

Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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

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£605-£985

4 star rating
Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£605-£985

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

Flowerburn Holidays - Thistle 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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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Harrow Lodge

4 star rating

Mey, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£465-£1065

4 star rating
Mey, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£465-£1065

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