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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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  • Ardersier, Highlands
    Ardersier, Highlands×

    Ard Garraidh

    Ardersier, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511167
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a peaceful country setting with panoramic views across the open countryside to the hills and forest, this...
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  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×

    Pebble Cottage

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512048
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Pebble Cottage is an attractive detached villa situated in a quiet no through road just a short walk to the centre...
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  • Glenfinnan, near Fort William, Highlands
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    Torr Caladh

    Glenfinnan, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5293
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Torr Caladh is a single-storey, detached cottage enjoying a secluded location in the historic village of...
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  • Kentallen of Appin, Highlands
    Kentallen of Appin, Highlands×

    The Old Store

    Kentallen of Appin, Highlands

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    Ref: 15821
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Overlooking Kentallen Bay and just beside the Oban/Fort William road. The Old Store is a beautifully built stone...

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  • Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands
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    An Teallach

    Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511374
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    An Teallach is a beautifully presented detached cottage situated in the quiet hamlet of Strathcarron in the heart of...
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  • Aviemore,
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    Cairn View

    Aviemore,

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    Ref: S4402
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Set on the fringes of Aviemore village, a wonderful location for enjoying the great outdoors in the heart of the...

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  • Gairloch, Northern Highlands
    Gairloch, Northern Highlands×

    Fionn Croft Lodge

    Gairloch, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5306
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Fionn Croft Lodge is a contemporary, architect designed, eco-friendly lodge situated in a stunning location on the...
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  • Poolewe, Highlands
    Poolewe, Highlands×

    Riverview Cottage

    Poolewe, Highlands

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    Ref: S4200
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Nestling in the peace and tranquillity of the Western Highlands, yet only 300 yards from the coast, this traditional...

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  • Ullapool, Highlands
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    Postie’s Path Cottage

    Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: 30761
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    Postie’s Path Cottage is a semi-detached cottage situated in a quiet no-through road and is set in the...

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  • Helmsdale, Highlands
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    Selkie House

    Helmsdale, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511426
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Overlooking the picturesque fishing harbour in the historic village of Helmsdale, Selkie House was built in the 19th...
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  • Achnacarry near Spean Bridge, Highlands
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    Ptarmigan, Achnacarry Estate

    Achnacarry near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511293
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    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    Ptarmigan is situated in the heart of the historic Achnacarry Estate, home to the chief of the Clan Cameron, who lives at...
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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
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    Beaufort Cottages - Mercy Cottage

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511448
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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