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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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  • Stronaba, Spean Bridge, Highlands
    Stronaba, Spean Bridge, Highlands×

    Springburn

    Stronaba, Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511353
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Located in open countryside above the charming village of Spean Bridge, Springburn is a beautifully presented cottage for...
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  • Keith, Highlands
    Keith, Highlands×

    Isla Bank Cottage

    Keith, Highlands

    5
    2
    1
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    Ref: SF17
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    The end cottage of a terrace of three, Isla Bank Cottage is under the same ownership as Isla Bank House; from which it...

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  • Kytra Locks near Fort Augustus, Highlands
    Kytra Locks near Fort Augustus, Highlands×

    Vatersay Cottage

    Kytra Locks near Fort Augustus, Highlands

    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511469
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Vatersay Cottage is part of a three-cottage hamlet at Kytra Lock and is a detached heritage property. It sits on the...
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  • Aviemore, Speyside, Highlands
    Aviemore, Speyside, Highlands×

    Birch Tree Cottage

    Aviemore, Speyside, Highlands

    5
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    1
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    Ref: 80154
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This holiday home is set in a small estate, within the Cairngorm National Park occupying a quiet position just 10...

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  • Lochcarron, Highlands
    Lochcarron, Highlands×

    Carron View

    Lochcarron, Highlands

    5
    3
    2
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    Ref: 19642
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestling at the base of some of Wester Ross’ most spectacular hills, this traditional cottage enjoys views...

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  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×

    Heronwood House

    Inverness, Highlands

    5
    3
    3
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    Ref: CC511369
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Heronwood House is a detached Victorian stone built house enjoying stunning views from its vantage point overlooking...
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  • Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    Honey Bee Cottage

    Strathpeffer, Highlands

    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W42972
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Situated in the lovely Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer, this quaint cottage enjoys a central yet private...

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  • Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Victoria Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Highlands

    5
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    1
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    Ref: UK5455
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in the village of Drumnadrochit with its lively atmosphere and on the shores of Loch Ness, nestled in a secluded...
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  • Sallachy, near Dornie, Highlands
    Sallachy, near Dornie, Highlands×

    Ach na Ben

    Sallachy, near Dornie, Highlands

    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W43198
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Ach na Ben is a charming, comfortable, traditional, detached highland cottage set in its own large gardens with...

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  • Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands
    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands×

    Kangei

    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC512056
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Kangei is a traditional stone cottage situated in a quiet backwater close to the centre of Grantown-on-Spey, in the heart...
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  • Lonbain, by Applecross, Highlands
    Lonbain, by Applecross, Highlands×

    The Old School House

    Lonbain, by Applecross, Highlands

    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: STN
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove

    This secluded and spacious cottage with its own walled garden, enjoys a gloriously sunny position on the seashore...

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

    Corrieviews Lodge One

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC511229
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Corrieviews Lodge One is one of two lodges situated on the edge of the charming west Highland village of Spean Bridge...
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