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 Cottage

3 star rating

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£365-£865

3 star rating
Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£365-£865

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Drummuie House

5 star rating

Golspie, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£915-£1779

5 star rating
Golspie, Northern Highlands

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£915-£1779

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 2

Fair View

4 star rating

Lairg, Northern Highlands

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

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£555-£1259

4 star rating
Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£555-£1259

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

Tiverton House

4 star rating

Lairg, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£520-£1149

4 star rating
Lairg, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£520-£1149

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Rockworks Chalets - Rockworks Chalets No. 5

4 star rating

Holm, near Kirkwall, Northern Highlands

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

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£539-£709

4 star rating
Holm, near Kirkwall, Northern Highlands

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£539-£709

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

The Cottage

4 star rating

Bayfield, Nigg, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£505-£1219

4 star rating
Bayfield, Nigg, Northern Highlands

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£505-£1219

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Big Barns Cottage

4 star rating

Dunrobin, near Golspie, Northern Highlands

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

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£635-£959

4 star rating
Dunrobin, near Golspie, Northern Highlands

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£635-£959

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

The Cottage

3 star rating

Lyth, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£335-£595

3 star rating
Lyth, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£335-£595

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

Rosscot

3 star rating

Bayfield, Nigg, Northern Highlands

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

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£395-£1009

3 star rating
Bayfield, Nigg, Northern Highlands

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£395-£1009

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

Heatherwood House

4 star rating

Embo, Dornoch, Highlands , Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£0-£1579

4 star rating
Embo, Dornoch, Highlands , Northern Highlands

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£0-£1579

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

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

Flowerburn Holidays - Pine Lodge

4 star rating

Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

4 star rating
Rosemarkie, near Fortrose, Northern Highlands

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£0-£0

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

Fernlea

4 star rating

Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£435-£1049

4 star rating
Brora, Northern Highlands

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£435-£1049

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

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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£465-£1405

4 star rating
Achintraid, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£465-£1405

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

Ghillies at Riverside

4 star rating

Inchnadamph, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£365-£765

4 star rating
Inchnadamph, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£365-£765

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