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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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  • Dulnain Bridge near Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands
    Dulnain Bridge near Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands×

    Broomlands Cottage

    Dulnain Bridge near Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512057
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    Broomlands Cottage is a traditional old stone cottage situated in the attractive Highland village of Dulnain Bridge in...
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  • Dulnain Bridge, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Dulnain Bridge, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Caberfeidh

    Dulnain Bridge, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: 16926
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Caberfeidh is a cosy, detached, single-storey holiday...

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  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Baltinna West

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    - 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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  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Baltinna East

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    - 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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  • Dulnain Bridge, Highlands
    Dulnain Bridge, Highlands×

    The Coach House

    Dulnain Bridge, Highlands

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    - Wifi - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire


    Set in the grounds of the Edwardian Auchendean Lodge, this holiday apartment shares unbeatable views of...

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  • Newtonmore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, Highlands×

    Croft Holidays - Barn Cottage

    Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: 31131
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Enjoying a peaceful rural setting with views across the open countryside, Barn Cottage (31131) and Loft Cottage...

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  • Newtonmore near Aviemore, Highlands
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    Cruachan

    Newtonmore near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512046
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    Cruachan is an attractive, single-storey terraced cottage situated in the pretty Highland village of Newtonmore in the...
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  • Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands
    Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands×

    Glencairn Cottage

    Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512059
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    Situated in the heart of the pretty stone village of Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands, and set within...
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  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×

    Corrie Cas

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Excellent walking

    Set in an exclusive development just 1 mile from the Aviemore centre, this semi-detached...

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  • Kingussie, Highlands
    Kingussie, Highlands×

    Langside

    Kingussie, Highlands

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    Ref: 26643
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    Ideally located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, this 100 year old semi-detached stone cottage makes...

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  • Newtonmore, Highlands
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    The Byre

    Newtonmore, Highlands

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    The Byre, built on the foundations of the original dairy, is situated in the highland village of Newtonmore....

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  • Newtonmore, Highlands
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    Croft Holidays - Loft Cottage

    Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: 31130
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Enjoying a peaceful rural setting with views across the open countryside, Barn Cottage (31131) and Loft Cottage...

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