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!

West Horizon

5 star rating

Balchladich, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£755-£1545

5 star rating
Balchladich, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£755-£1545

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

Rosemary Cottage

3 star rating

Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£325-£695

3 star rating
Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£325-£695

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

Rubha Lodge

5 star rating

Shieldaig, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£649-£1719

5 star rating
Shieldaig, Northern Highlands

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£649-£1719

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

The Old Smiddy

0 star rating

Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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

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£485-£1139

0 star rating
Poolewe, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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£485-£1139

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

Osprey Lodge

4 star rating

Rogart, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£1276-£1276

4 star rating
Rogart, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£1276-£1276

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

Druim-Nan-Deur

4 star rating

Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£415-£1219

4 star rating
Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£415-£1219

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

Shore Cottage

4 star rating

Rockfield, near Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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

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£349-£789

4 star rating
Rockfield, near Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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£349-£789

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

Lairg Estate - Reid’s Cottage

4 star rating

Lairg, Northern Highlands

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

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£559-£1369

4 star rating
Lairg, Northern Highlands

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£559-£1369

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

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-£1189

4 star rating
Spinningdale, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£545-£1189

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

Bear Cottage

4 star rating

Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£471-£841

4 star rating
Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£471-£841

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

Carron House

4 star rating

Slumbay, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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

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£519-£1609

4 star rating
Slumbay, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

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£519-£1609

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

Lochinchard Cottage

3 star rating

Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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

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£355-£709

3 star rating
Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

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£355-£709

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

Lobster Ponds

5 star rating

Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

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

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£919-£2259

5 star rating
Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

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£919-£2259

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

Canterra Cottage - Canterra Cottage Apartment

3 star rating

East Tarrel, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£425-£769

3 star rating
East Tarrel, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£425-£769

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

Bayview

4 star rating

Sanday, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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

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£379-£665

4 star rating
Sanday, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£379-£665

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