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!

Red Roof Cottage

3 star rating

Heathmount, Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£312-£619

3 star rating
Heathmount, Tain, Northern Highlands

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£312-£619

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

North Coast Pods - Canisp

0 star rating

Near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£539-£1379

0 star rating
Near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£539-£1379

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

The Old School House

4 star rating

Lonbain, by Applecross, Northern Highlands

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

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£629-£1669

4 star rating
Lonbain, by Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£629-£1669

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

Lobster Ponds

5 star rating

Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£899-£2189

5 star rating
Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

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£899-£2189

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 3

Cairns Cottage

3 star rating

Port Henderson, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£409-£785

3 star rating
Port Henderson, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£409-£785

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

The Bolthole

3 star rating

Balintore, Northern Highlands

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

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£305-£785

3 star rating
Balintore, Northern Highlands

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£305-£785

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

Foundry Bank

4 star rating

Bonar Bridge, Northern Highlands

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

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£269-£675

4 star rating
Bonar Bridge, Northern Highlands

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£269-£675

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

Glengowan

4 star rating

Inverasdale, Northern Highlands

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

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£289-£905

4 star rating
Inverasdale, Northern Highlands

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£289-£905

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

Lochbroom Lodge East

4 star rating

Morefield, Ullapool, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£740-£1739

4 star rating
Morefield, Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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£740-£1739

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Pets: 2

Links View Villa 2

3 star rating

Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£861

3 star rating
Brora, Northern Highlands

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£0-£861

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

Foresters Cottage

4 star rating

Tarbat, Invergordon, Northern Highlands

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

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£449-£875

4 star rating
Tarbat, Invergordon, Northern Highlands

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£449-£875

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

Balnagown Estate - The Farmhouse

0 star rating

Kildary, near Tain, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£1300-£1510

0 star rating
Kildary, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£1300-£1510

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Pets: 2

Drummuie House

5 star rating

Golspie, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£889-£1775

5 star rating
Golspie, Northern Highlands

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£889-£1775

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 2

Balnagown Estate - Swiss Cottage

5 star rating

Kildary, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£880-£1020

5 star rating
Kildary, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£880-£1020

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

Fearna Cottage

4 star rating

Strathcroy, by Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£595-£1759

4 star rating
Strathcroy, by Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£595-£1759

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