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!

Killearn Cottage

4 star rating

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£435-£1035

4 star rating
Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£435-£1035

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

Lochend Cottage

4 star rating

Latheron, Northern Highlands

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

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£425-£1059

4 star rating
Latheron, Northern Highlands

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£425-£1059

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

Seafield House

4 star rating

Lochinver, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£695-£1895

4 star rating
Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£695-£1895

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 5 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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£665-£1089

4 star rating
Fearnmore, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£665-£1089

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

Claymore Cottage

4 star rating

Ulbster, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£465-£1109

4 star rating
Ulbster, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£465-£1109

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

Canterra Cottage - Canterra Cottage Lodge

3 star rating

East Tarrel, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£495-£1009

3 star rating
East Tarrel, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£495-£1009

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 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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£0-£0

4 star rating
Strathcroy, by Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£0-£0

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

The Bolthole

3 star rating

Balintore, Northern Highlands

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

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£345-£735

3 star rating
Balintore, Northern Highlands

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£345-£735

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

Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Horsemans

3 star rating

John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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

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£339-£789

3 star rating
John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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£339-£789

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

Tarrel Lodge

3 star rating

Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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

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£275-£755

3 star rating
Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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£275-£755

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

Wee Manly

3 star rating

Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£345-£475

3 star rating
Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£345-£475

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

Stac Polly 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

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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£309-£699

4 star rating
Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£309-£699

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

The Mendid Drum - Dolphin Apartment

4 star rating

Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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

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£489-£899

4 star rating
Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£489-£899

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

The Noust

4 star rating

St. Margaret’s Hope, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

4 star rating
St. Margaret’s Hope, Northern Highlands

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