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!

Kirkness - Peedie Harrays

4 star rating

Twatt, near Dounby, Northern Highlands

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

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£605-£825

4 star rating
Twatt, near Dounby, Northern Highlands

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£605-£825

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

Old Midoxgate Farmhouse

4 star rating

Midoxgate, near Tain, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£465-£1039

4 star rating
Midoxgate, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£465-£1039

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

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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£405-£829

3 star rating
Lyth, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£405-£829

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

Wilderness Retreat

4 star rating

Laide, near Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£329-£769

4 star rating
Laide, near Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£329-£769

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

Inveroykel Lodge

0 star rating

Rosehall, near Bonar Bridge, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1685-£1930

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Rosehall, near Bonar Bridge, Northern Highlands

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£1685-£1930

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Lochside Cottage

4 star rating

Letters near Ullapool, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

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

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£445-£1019

4 star rating
Letters near Ullapool, Ross-shire, Northern Highlands

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£445-£1019

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

Eagle Cottage

3 star rating

near Culkein, Northern Highlands

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

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£355-£839

3 star rating
near Culkein, Northern Highlands

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£355-£839

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

Fasgadh

3 star rating

Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£325-£985

3 star rating
Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£325-£985

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

Barn Owl Cottage

4 star rating

Newton, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£335-£725

4 star rating
Newton, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£335-£725

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

Tigh Nan Eoin

4 star rating

Aultbea, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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

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£355-£839

4 star rating
Aultbea, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£355-£839

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

Links Apartment

4 star rating

Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£679-£999

4 star rating
Brora, Northern Highlands

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£679-£999

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

Fionn Croft Lodge

4 star rating

Melvaig, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£445-£1479

4 star rating
Melvaig, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£445-£1479

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

Red Kite Lodge

4 star rating

Milton, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£1279-£1329

4 star rating
Milton, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£1279-£1329

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

Dunbuie

3 star rating

Talmine, near Tongue, Northern Highlands

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

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£279-£889

3 star rating
Talmine, near Tongue, Northern Highlands

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£279-£889

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

Curlew Croft

3 star rating

North Keiss, Caithness, Northern Highlands

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

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£365-£679

3 star rating
North Keiss, Caithness, Northern Highlands

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£365-£679

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