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!

Ethel’s House

4 star rating

Armadale, near Bettyhill, Northern Highlands

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

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£375-£1345

4 star rating
Armadale, near Bettyhill, Northern Highlands

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£375-£1345

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

The Knowes

4 star rating

Reay, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£289-£835

4 star rating
Reay, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£289-£835

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

Rosscot

3 star rating

Bayfield, Nigg, Northern Highlands

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

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£395-£1005

3 star rating
Bayfield, Nigg, Northern Highlands

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£395-£1005

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

Cathair Dbubh Estate - Fern 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

Hillside Cottage

3 star rating

Rhiconich, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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

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£269-£649

3 star rating
Rhiconich, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£269-£649

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

Moonshine Cottage

4 star rating

Culbokie, near Dingwall, Northern Highlands

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

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£495-£1275

4 star rating
Culbokie, near Dingwall, Northern Highlands

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£495-£1275

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

Bear Cottage

0 star rating

Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£359-£765

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Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£359-£765

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

Seascape

4 star rating

Hilton, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£335-£739

4 star rating
Hilton, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£335-£739

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

Red House

3 star rating

Strathy near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£285-£805

3 star rating
Strathy near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£285-£805

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

Glacour Studio

3 star rating

Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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

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£265-£559

3 star rating
Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

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£265-£559

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

Bank Garden Cottage

4 star rating

Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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

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£385-£1039

4 star rating
Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£385-£1039

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

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-£925

3 star rating
Latheron, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£365-£925

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

Dalview

4 star rating

Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£385-£1089

4 star rating
Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£385-£1089

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

Cherry Bank

4 star rating

Spinningdale, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£545-£1185

4 star rating
Spinningdale, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£545-£1185

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

Water’s Edge

4 star rating

near Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£525-£1479

4 star rating
near Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£525-£1479

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