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!

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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£459-£899

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Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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£459-£899

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

Allt Beag (Little Streams)

4 star rating

Achintraid, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£435-£1399

4 star rating
Achintraid, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£435-£1399

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

Rosslyn Cottage

4 star rating

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£489-£1025

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Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£489-£1025

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

Ghillies at Riverside

0 star rating

Inchnadamph, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£345-£759

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Inchnadamph, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£345-£759

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

Strathy Point Lighthouse - South Keeper’s Cottage

0 star rating

Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£479-£1005

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Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£479-£1005

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

Rockworks Chalets - Rockworks Chalets No. 3

4 star rating

Holm, near Kirkwall, Northern Highlands

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

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£539-£689

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Holm, near Kirkwall, Northern Highlands

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£539-£689

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

Ben View

4 star rating

Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£455-£1075

4 star rating
Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£455-£1075

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

Strathy Point Lighthouse - Principal Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage

3 star rating

Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£639-£1059

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£639-£1059

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

Canisp View

3 star rating

Achmelvich, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£379-£959

3 star rating
Achmelvich, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£379-£959

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

Ken Maree

3 star rating

Badachro near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£315-£689

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Badachro near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£315-£689

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

Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Mill Cottage

3 star rating

John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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

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£269-£759

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John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

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£269-£759

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

Bisgeos - Crofter’s Rest

3 star rating

Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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

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£299-£579

3 star rating
Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£299-£579

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

An Sealladh

0 star rating

Lochinver, near Baddidarach, Northern Highlands

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

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£385-£1019

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Lochinver, near Baddidarach, Northern Highlands

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£385-£1019

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

Balnagown Estate - Grieves Cottage

5 star rating

Kildary, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£1265-£1265

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Kildary, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£1265-£1265

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

Ach-na-Clachan

4 star rating

Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£489-£1239

4 star rating
Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£489-£1239

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