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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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  • Milton, Applecross, Highlands
    Milton, Applecross, Highlands×

    Sanctuary Cottage

    Milton, Applecross, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    With superb views across the Inner Sound to the Inner Hebridean Islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye, this...

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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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  • Balintore, Highlands
    Balintore, Highlands×

    Dolphin View

    Balintore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5063
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Dolphin View is a semi-detached, traditional stone house overlooking the sea in the delightful seaside village of...
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  • Fort Augustus, Highlands
    Fort Augustus, Highlands×

    The Dell

    Fort Augustus, Highlands

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    Ref: 27212
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Ideal touring base

    In the picturesque village of Fort Augustus at the southern tip of Loch Ness, this...

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

    Granite Cottage

    Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: 12655
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This traditional detached holiday cottage is set in a highland village location surrounded by mountains,...

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  • Letterfearn By Kyle, Wester Ross, Highlands
    Letterfearn By Kyle, Wester Ross, Highlands×

    Lochside House

    Letterfearn By Kyle, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    Ref: S4532
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Boasting a spectacular location for the ultimate relaxing break, this exceptional cottage nestles serenely on the...

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  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×

    Oldtown of Leys Farmhouse

    Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UKC840
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at Oldtown of Leys Farmhouse. Set within an acre of mature secluded grounds,...

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  • Badicaul, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Badicaul, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    Quiraing

    Badicaul, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: W2594
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Superb views across to the Isle of Skye

    Situated just south of Plockton where the famous...

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  • Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Highlands
    Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Highlands×

    Stac Polly Lodge

    Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511483
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Stac Polly Lodge is a luxurious, detached cottage offering an exceptional standard of accommodation in a superb...
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  • Strathconon, Muir of Ord, Highlands
    Strathconon, Muir of Ord, Highlands×

    The Old West Manse

    Strathconon, Muir of Ord, Highlands

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    Ref: W42926
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    In a superb location in a remote highland glen, the setting for television’s ’A Glen for All...

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  • Skelbo, by Dornoch, Highlands
    Skelbo, by Dornoch, Highlands×

    Fairways

    Skelbo, by Dornoch, Highlands

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    Ref: SDDP
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    In an elevated position, this spacious detached house enjoys stunning views across Loch Fleet (National Nature Reserve)...

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