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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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  • Morefield, Ullapool, Highlands
    Morefield, Ullapool, Highlands×

    Lochbroom Lodge West

    Morefield, Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511336
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Lochbroom Lodge West enjoys a beautiful location in one of the most spectacular parts of the Scottish Highlands, close to...
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  • Kingston-on-Spey, near Fochabers, Highlands
    Kingston-on-Spey, near Fochabers, Highlands×

    Firth View

    Kingston-on-Spey, near Fochabers, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5215
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Enjoy a scenic and relaxing break in this semi-detached fisherman’s cottage in the lovely village of...
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  • Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands
    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Maybank

    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 25443
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    On the banks of the Caledonian Canal

    This spacious, detached, single storey holiday property is set at the side...

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  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×

    No. 10

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5198
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Welcome to No. 10 which offers contemporary accommodation of a very good standard just a few minutes’ walk from...
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  • North Kessock, near Inverness, Highlands
    North Kessock, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Hillview House

    North Kessock, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: W43312
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Open Fire

    Enjoying spectacular panoramic views over the waters of the inner Moray Firth and the Highland capital city of...

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  • Cragganmore, Ballindalloch, Highlands
    Cragganmore, Ballindalloch, Highlands×

    Speybridge

    Cragganmore, Ballindalloch, Highlands

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    Ref: SMME
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This detached family holiday home is surrounded by wonderful views. The interior is welcoming, well laid out and...

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

    Einich

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: 25845
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Excellent mountain views

    With wonderful views across the golf course, this traditional, detached granite house...

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  • Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Craigowrie View

    Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: 27414
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This detached holiday bungalow with solar panels for hot water, is surrounded by fields and moorland, just 2 miles...

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  • Avernish, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Avernish, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    Seacroft

    Avernish, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511312
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Seacroft is set on the edge of Loch Alsh looking out across this beautiful sea loch with hills and mountains beyond....
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  • Nairn, Highlands
    Nairn, Highlands×

    Sandy Beach

    Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: W43205
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Situated in a small private development within a few minutes’ walking distance of the highly acclaimed Nairn...

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  • Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands
    Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Dhuallow

    Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands

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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Nestling amid the glorious Highland countryside, with a stunning backdrop of mountains, this traditionally built...

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  • Glencoe Village, Highlands
    Glencoe Village, Highlands×

    Bidean Lodge

    Glencoe Village, Highlands

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    Ref: SBBF
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Nestling at the foot of the spectacular Glencoe Mountain range and just on the edge of the lovely village of...

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