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!

Hannah’s Cottage

3 star rating

Inverasdale, near Poolewe, Northern Highlands

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

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£485-£855

3 star rating
Inverasdale, near Poolewe, Northern Highlands

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£485-£855

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

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-£1159

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£639-£1159

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

Owl Cottage

3 star rating

Lothmore, Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

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

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£429-£999

3 star rating
Lothmore, Helmsdale, Northern Highlands

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£429-£999

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

Roangorm

4 star rating

Achiltibuie, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£889-£1409

4 star rating
Achiltibuie, Northern Highlands

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£889-£1409

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Badnague

0 star rating

Near Dunbeath, Northern Highlands

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

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£439-£1159

0 star rating
Near Dunbeath, Northern Highlands

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£439-£1159

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

Garavault

3 star rating

Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£295-£935

3 star rating
Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£295-£935

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

Rubha Lodge

5 star rating

Shieldaig, Northern Highlands

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

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£669-£1659

5 star rating
Shieldaig, Northern Highlands

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£669-£1659

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

Fernlea

4 star rating

Brora, Northern Highlands

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

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£385-£1175

4 star rating
Brora, Northern Highlands

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£385-£1175

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

Tor Aluinn

5 star rating

Coldbackie, near Tongue, Northern Highlands

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

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£475-£1329

5 star rating
Coldbackie, near Tongue, Northern Highlands

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£475-£1329

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

Tarrel Lodge

3 star rating

Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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

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£279-£825

3 star rating
Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

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£279-£825

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

Torran

4 star rating

Near Halkirk, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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

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£535-£1035

4 star rating
Near Halkirk, Thurso, Northern Highlands

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£535-£1035

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

The Knowes

4 star rating

Reay, Thurso, near Bettyhill, Northern Highlands

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

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£375-£1019

4 star rating
Reay, Thurso, near Bettyhill, Northern Highlands

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£375-£1019

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

Seashells

4 star rating

Rockfield, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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

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£459-£1395

4 star rating
Rockfield, near Tain, Northern Highlands

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£459-£1395

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 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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£309-£579

3 star rating
Westray, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

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£309-£579

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

North Coast Pods - Stalpollaidh

3 star rating

Near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£0

3 star rating
Near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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