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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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  • Golspie, Highlands
    Golspie, Highlands×

    Beachside - Beachside Bothy

    Golspie, Highlands

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    Ref: W43513
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities

    Enjoying a central location within the village of Golspie, these semi-detached holiday cottages Beachside Cottage...

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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands×

    Achaneich Stable Cottage

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511258
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Achaneich Stable Cottage stands in the grounds of an historic Highland house which dates back to 1600. Set in 2...
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  • Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands
    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands×

    Ardlussa Cottage

    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511471
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Ardlussa Cottage is a former lock keeper’s cottage set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal at Gairlochy. The...
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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands×

    Apartment At No 3

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511199
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This pretty ground floor apartment provides an ideal retreat for two in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Apartment At...
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  • Lochend near Inverness, Highlands
    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands×

    Bona Lighthouse Stables

    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511465
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Built almost 200 years ago to guide ships into the Caledonian Canal, the beautiful Bona Lighthouse to which Bona...
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  • Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands
    Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands×

    Ivy Cottage

    Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands

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    Ref: SD40
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This little, detached, single-storey holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s boat hire business, is...

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  • Brackletter, near Spean Bridge, Kilmonivaig
    Brackletter, near Spean Bridge, Kilmonivaig×

    Brackletter Lodge

    Brackletter, near Spean Bridge, Kilmonivaig

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    Ref: UK5358
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in an ideal location, with panoramic views across to the Caledonian Canal and Loch Lochy, this...
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  • Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands
    Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Arden

    Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5140
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    In a quiet village setting with views towards Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond, this semi-detached, single-storey...
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  • Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands×

    Burns Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UZM
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Tastefully renovated, this 200-year-old single-storey, former steading stands wonderfully positioned on the edge of...

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  • Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands
    Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Rowans

    Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5029
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    In an area renowned for its magnificent mountain ranges and spectacular scenery, this cosy apartment, above the...
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  • Fort William, Highlands
    Fort William, Highlands×

    The Fort William Retreat

    Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 24082
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A rural retreat with stunning views to Loch Linnie and Ben Nevis and direct access to local walks from the property,...
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  • Duror near Dallachulish, Highlands
    Duror near Dallachulish, Highlands×

    The Bothy at the House of Keil

    Duror near Dallachulish, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511418
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    In a wonderful location on the shores of Loch Linnhe, just south of Duror village, this cosy, single-storey holiday...
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