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The Highlands of Scotland epitomises all that magnificent wild and natural Britain has to offer. It’s the place to head for if you want to immerse yourself in wonderfully contrasting and every changing landscapes and tranquil locations devoid of mass tourism.

This region extends coast to coast taking in dramatic mountains, majestic lochs, heather clad moors and picturesque glens; quiet and unspoilt, nature as it was intended. It’s the perfect location for relaxing breaks, activity holidays, family holidays and romantic get-aways.

Full of historic interest at every turn, with ancient monuments and castles that tell the tale of the Highland clans, and there are plenty of great day outs, places of interest and activities to keep visitors fully occupied in this most beautiful part of the British Isles.

The Highlands region consists of distinctive sub-regions each with their own characteristics and unique charms, extending from Fort William and Lochaber in the south to the Northern Highlands.

Fort William is considered by many as the ‘outdoor capital’ of Scotland, this bustling town situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe has lots of places to eat and drink, interesting shops and is a great base for a wide selection of outdoor activities. The town is handy for trips into the dramatic and brooding Glen Coe and is the ‘road to the Isles’ which takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. The town is also right next to the world famous Ben Nevis (and its glen), Scotland’s highest mountain.

To the north is the iconic Loch Ness, some 23 miles long and 700 feet deep; in fact deep enough for a monster. Take a cruise to visit Urquhart Castle a once famous Great Glen fortress; there’s a visitor centre both here and on shore at Drumnadrochit.

‘The city of the Highlands’ Inverness is today a modern thriving city on the banks of the River Ness. It has a rich historical and cultural history with plenty of attractions including a great castle. Close by is Fort George a well preserved 18th century fortification built in the terrible aftermath of the Battle of Culloden, facing out over the Moray Firth.

To the east are the Black Isle and the Moray Firth, dotted with traditional fishing villages, hidden bays and golden sandy beaches. It’s a renowned dolphin watching area where you can see them quite close up from the shore if you’re lucky.

Further north still is the awe inspiring Northern Highlands, with plenty of castles and ancient monuments, massive lochs, atmospheric mountains and glens and magnificent coastlines that stretch for miles. This is a sparsely populated region where you can really get away from everyday life and connect with nature.

If you’re ready to begin your adventure take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in the Highlands today.
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  • Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Thistle Dubh

    Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This delightful detached holiday cottage (pronounced ‘Thistle Doo’) enjoys a peaceful setting in...

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  • Loch Ness-Side, Highlands
    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands×

    Woodside Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands

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    Ref: S4105
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Glorious views across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and a lavishly appointed interior with luxuries for...

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  • By Lochaline, Morvern, Highlands
    By Lochaline, Morvern, Highlands×

    Airidh Bheag Cottage

    By Lochaline, Morvern, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511356
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    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    Airidh Bheag Cottage ("small sheiling") is a lovely semi detached holiday property which nestles by the banks of the...
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  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Baltinna West

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    In a romantic setting amid stunning scenery, made famous by the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen TV series,...

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  • North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands
    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands×

    Woodpecker Cottage

    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 23492
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    With magnificent views over the Moray Firth to the Highland capital of Inverness just 4 miles away, this...

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  • Castletown, near Thurso, Highlands
    Castletown, near Thurso, Highlands×

    Gladstone Cottage

    Castletown, near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: W41543
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Coastal location

    This attractive ground floor holiday apartment forms part of a stone cottage situated in...

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  • Corpach, near Fort William, Highlands
    Corpach, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Chestnut Cottage

    Corpach, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W41128
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Superb views

    This bright and spacious apartment is situated in the hamlet of Corpach, just 4 miles from the...

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  • Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands
    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands×

    Ellon Cottage

    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: W43335
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    Offering very comfortable accommodation in the heart of the Spey Valley, this holiday cottage is...

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  • Plockton, Highlands
    Plockton, Highlands×

    Hirta

    Plockton, Highlands

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    Ref: 18065
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities

    Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, this ground floor holiday apartment forms part of...

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  • Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands
    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands×

    Heather Cottage

    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: W43336
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire


    Conveniently located on the roadside, with the Monadhliath Mountains as a backdrop, this holiday cottage offers...

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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands×

    Beaufort Cottages - Dairy Cottage

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511444
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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  • Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands
    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands×

    The Boatmans Cottage

    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands

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    Ref: UXH
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This delightful detached little cottage is set in an enviable position just yards from the sea, and with...

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