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!

Taigh Uaine

4 star rating

Achnacarnin near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£390-£759

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Achnacarnin near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£390-£759

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

Fearna Cottage

4 star rating

Strathcroy, by Lochinver, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£0-£0

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Strathcroy, by Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Claymore Cottage

4 star rating

Ulbster, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£465-£1165

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Ulbster, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£465-£1165

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

Kimberley Apartment

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Alness, Northern Highlands

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

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£335-£725

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Alness, Northern Highlands

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£335-£725

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

Black Isle Holiday Apartments - The Pine Marten

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Avoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£586-£1227

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£586-£1227

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

Stac Polly Lodge

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Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£1396-£3171

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Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

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£1396-£3171

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 3

The Cottage

4 star rating

Bayfield, Nigg, Northern Highlands

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

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£499-£1219

4 star rating
Bayfield, Nigg, Northern Highlands

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£499-£1219

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

Fairfield

4 star rating

Ackergill, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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

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£505-£1145

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Ackergill, near Wick, Northern Highlands

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£505-£1145

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

Rockworks Chalets - Rockworks Chalets No. 3

4 star rating

Holm, near Kirkwall, Northern Highlands

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

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£539-£709

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Holm, near Kirkwall, Northern Highlands

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£539-£709

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

Achd

3 star rating

Drumbeg, by Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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

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£515-£1249

3 star rating
Drumbeg, by Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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£515-£1249

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

Water’s Edge

4 star rating

near Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£610-£1369

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near Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

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£610-£1369

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Ballanriach

4 star rating

Rearquhar, by Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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

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£0-£734

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Rearquhar, by Dornoch, Northern Highlands

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£0-£734

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

Duncaan

3 star rating

Camustiel, Applecross, Northern Highlands

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

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£429-£1019

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Camustiel, Applecross, Northern Highlands

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£429-£1019

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

Cor an Easan

3 star rating

Melness, Northern Highlands

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

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£389-£865

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Melness, Northern Highlands

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£389-£865

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

Eilean View (Island View)

4 star rating

Inverasdale by Poolewe, Northern Highlands

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

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£705-£1415

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Inverasdale by Poolewe, Northern Highlands

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£705-£1415

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