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!

Mackenzie Cottage

4 star rating

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£455-£1189

4 star rating
Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£455-£1189

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

The Narrows

4 star rating

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£435-£999

4 star rating
Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£435-£999

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

Gairs Cottage

0 star rating

Bonar Bridge, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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Bonar Bridge, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

North Coast Pods - Quinag

3 star rating

Near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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3 star rating
Near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

Sunnycroft

4 star rating

Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

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£475-£749

4 star rating
Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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£475-£749

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

The Ivy Wing

3 star rating

Lyth, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£409-£829

3 star rating
Lyth, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£409-£829

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

Foresters Cottage

4 star rating

Tarbat, Invergordon, Northern Highlands

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

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£449-£925

4 star rating
Tarbat, Invergordon, Northern Highlands

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£449-£925

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

Dunrobin

0 star rating

Lairg, near Sutherland, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£0-£0

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Lairg, near Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Ballanriach

4 star rating

Rearquhar, by Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£734

4 star rating
Rearquhar, by Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£0-£734

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

Red Kite Cottage

4 star rating

Redfield, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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

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£365-£835

4 star rating
Redfield, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£365-£835

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

Tieve

4 star rating

Laide, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

4 star rating
Laide, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

The Paddock

4 star rating

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£335-£865

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Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£335-£865

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

Roslyn

4 star rating

Bettyhill, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£565-£1135

4 star rating
Bettyhill, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£565-£1135

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

The Cottage

3 star rating

Toftingall, near Watten, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£249-£685

3 star rating
Toftingall, near Watten, Northern Highlands

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£249-£685

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 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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£309-£699

4 star rating
Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£309-£699

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