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Highlands

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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  • Duror near Dallachulish
    Duror near Dallachulish×

    The Bothy at the House of Keil

    Duror near Dallachulish

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    Ref: CC511418
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    - 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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  • Glenrinnes, near Dufftown
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    Corrieour Lodges - The Shieling

    Glenrinnes, near Dufftown

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    Ref: 27926
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    - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    These two detached holiday lodges occupy a marvellous situation in the heart of whisky country, with the impressive...

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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly
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    Beaufort Cottages - Dairy Cottage

    Kiltarlity near Beauly

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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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  • Lyth, near Wick
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    The Cottage

    Lyth, near Wick

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    Ref: W42083
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    Rural setting

    The Ivy Wing and The Cottage are situated in the courtyard of Barrock House, and surrounded...

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  • Blairninich near Strathpeffer
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    The Hollies

    Blairninich near Strathpeffer

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    Ref: CC511476
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting, The Hollies has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard to ensure...
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  • Kilchoan
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    The Byre

    Kilchoan

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    Ref: 31253
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This perfectly located holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, has been tastefully decorated with...

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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly
    Kiltarlity near Beauly×

    Beaufort Cottages - The Larder

    Kiltarlity near Beauly

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    Ref: CC511452
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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  • Banavie near Fort William
    Banavie near Fort William×

    The Cottage

    Banavie near Fort William

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    Ref: CC511388
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This delightful semi-detached cottage, which is attached to the owner’s home, offers a very good standard...
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  • Glencoe
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    Ref: 26296
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Adjacent to Glencoe Lochan, this quiet and secluded holiday property is in the wing of the old Glencoe estate house....

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  • Achintee, Fort William
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    Stob-Ban View

    Achintee, Fort William

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    Ref: S4582
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Spectacular mountain views across Glen Nevis are an impressive feature of this romantic retreat – its glass...

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  • Strontian
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    Gorten

    Strontian

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    Ref: 30289
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Gorten is a charming and well-appointed holiday cottage, ideal for couples or singles, and is in a truly...

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  • Clachangarbh, Gairloch
    Clachangarbh, Gairloch×

    Beach Cottage

    Clachangarbh, Gairloch

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    Ref: W41902
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Beach location

    A warm welcome awaits you at this wonderful holiday cottage. Just yards from the beach, it...

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