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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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  • Ceannacroc, Highlands
    Ceannacroc, Highlands×

    Laundry Cottage

    Ceannacroc, Highlands

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    Ref: SUUL
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This delightful, peaceful, detached holiday cottage is just yards from the River Doe. Lovingly restored, it lies in...

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  • Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands
    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands×

    Creigard Cottage

    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5092
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Set in a pretty garden, Creigard Cottage is a single-storey detached cottage that commands vast, endearing views across...
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  • Loch Ness-Side, Highlands
    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands×

    Woodside Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands

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    Ref: S4105
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Glorious views across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and a lavishly appointed interior with luxuries for...

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  • Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Snookies Cottage

    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: 29360
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Nestling in the peaceful community of Milton, on the outskirts of the popular village of Drumnadrochit, Snookies...

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  • Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands
    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Laroch Cottage

    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W43259
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    In an area renowned for its fabulous mountain ranges and scenery, this semi-detached holiday cottage lies in the heart...

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  • Near Lochailort, Highlands
    Near Lochailort, Highlands×

    The Dairy House

    Near Lochailort, Highlands

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    Ref: SPG
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy...

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  • Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands
    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Nevis Let

    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42033
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Mountain views

    Set on the banks of the River Lochy with stunning views over Ben Nevis and the Aonach Mor...

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

    Achaneich Stable Cottage

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511258
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Achaneich Stable Cottage stands in the grounds of an historic Highland house which dates back to 1600. Set in 2...
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  • Glenrinnes, near Dufftown, Highlands
    Glenrinnes, near Dufftown, Highlands×

    Corrieour Lodges - The Shieling

    Glenrinnes, near Dufftown, Highlands

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    Ref: 27926
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This detached holiday lodge, one of a pair, occupies a marvellous situation in the heart of whisky country, with...

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  • Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands×

    Burns Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UZM
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Tastefully renovated, this 200-year-old single-storey, former steading stands wonderfully positioned on the edge of...

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  • Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands
    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands×

    The Coach House

    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511320
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    The Coach House forms part of a converted stable positioned on the first floor of a large historic stone house just 10...
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  • Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands
    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands×

    The Stables

    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511439
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Stables occupies the ground floor of a converted stable block in the grounds of a large and historic old stone house...
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