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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£395-£1035

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Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£395-£1035

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

Dolphin View Cottages Hillockhead - Pines

3 star rating

Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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

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£719-£1009

3 star rating
Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

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£719-£1009

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

An Teallach

4 star rating

Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£519-£1029

4 star rating
Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£519-£1029

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

Star Croft

3 star rating

Near Watten, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£329-£649

3 star rating
Near Watten, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£329-£649

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

Riverview Cottage

4 star rating

Poolewe, Highlands , Northern Highlands

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

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£519-£979

4 star rating
Poolewe, Highlands , Northern Highlands

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£519-£979

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

Larachan

4 star rating

Scarfskerry near Castletown, Northern Highlands

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

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£445-£1085

4 star rating
Scarfskerry near Castletown, Northern Highlands

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£445-£1085

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

Kate’s Croft

3 star rating

Gartymore, near Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£449-£989

3 star rating
Gartymore, near Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

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£449-£989

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 3

Retreat on the 500

4 star rating

Canisbay, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£845-£1465

4 star rating
Canisbay, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£845-£1465

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

The Gate Lodge

3 star rating

Latheron, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£365-£975

3 star rating
Latheron, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£365-£975

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

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-£799

4 star rating
Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£489-£799

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

Clachan

4 star rating

Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon, Northern Highlands

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

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£509-£1199

4 star rating
Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon, Northern Highlands

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£509-£1199

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

Grinills

4 star rating

Opinan, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£335-£1055

4 star rating
Opinan, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£335-£1055

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 3

Creigard Cottage

3 star rating

Lochinver, near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£23038

3 star rating
Lochinver, near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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£0-£23038

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

Black Isle Holiday Apartments -The Red Kite

4 star rating

Avoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£574-£1155

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£574-£1155

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

Rockworks Chalets - Rockworks Chalets No. 6

4 star rating

Holm, near Kirkwall, Northern Highlands

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

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£639-£929

4 star rating
Holm, near Kirkwall, Northern Highlands

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£639-£929

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