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!

Farr

3 star rating

Helmsdale, near Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£475-£989

3 star rating
Helmsdale, near Brora, Northern Highlands

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£475-£989

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

Melness Cottage

3 star rating

Tongue, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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

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£354-£649

3 star rating
Tongue, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£354-£649

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

Fountain Cross Cottage

3 star rating

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£285-£655

3 star rating
Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£285-£655

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

Glengowan

4 star rating

Inverasdale, Northern Highlands

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

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£295-£925

4 star rating
Inverasdale, Northern Highlands

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£295-£925

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

Middledrift Cottage

4 star rating

Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£349-£879

4 star rating
Brora, Northern Highlands

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£349-£879

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

Breacwell Cottage

3 star rating

Migdale, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£389-£1035

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Migdale, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£389-£1035

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

Eagle Cottage

3 star rating

near Culkein, Northern Highlands

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

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£389-£809

3 star rating
near Culkein, Northern Highlands

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£389-£809

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

Ardville

3 star rating

Melness, near Tongue, Northern Highlands

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

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£395-£1109

3 star rating
Melness, near Tongue, Northern Highlands

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£395-£1109

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

Cathair Dbubh Estate - Myrtle 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

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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£0-£0

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

St Enodoc

4 star rating

Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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

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£385-£955

4 star rating
Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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£385-£955

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

Shoreton Bungalow

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Culbokie, near Dingwall, Northern Highlands

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

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£389-£975

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Culbokie, near Dingwall, Northern Highlands

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£389-£975

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

Cabin by the Pier

0 star rating

Rockfield, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£529-£1019

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Rockfield, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£529-£1019

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

Seaside House

4 star rating

Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£725-£2015

4 star rating
Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£725-£2015

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 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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£405-£835

3 star rating
Lyth, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£405-£835

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