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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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  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×

    Thistledown Cottage

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5192
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Situated in the peaceful Silverglades, this holiday cottage lies on the edge of the vibrant town of Aviemore....
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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands×

    Beaufort Cottages - Duffs Lodge

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511446
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - 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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  • Findochty, near Buckie, Highlands
    Findochty, near Buckie, Highlands×

    The Boathouse

    Findochty, near Buckie, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5322
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    This cosy, quirky, semi-detached holiday property lies in a fine position, overlooking the attractive marina in the...
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  • Muir of Ord, Highlands
    Muir of Ord, Highlands×

    North Lodge Gate House

    Muir of Ord, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511401
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting surrounded by rolling green fields, this detached period holiday property has...
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  • Glenelg, by Kyle, Ross-Shire, Highlands
    Glenelg, by Kyle, Ross-Shire, Highlands×

    Riverfoot

    Glenelg, by Kyle, Ross-Shire, Highlands

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    Ref: W3290
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location

    River / sea views

    This spacious detached bungalow is a real ’home from home’ amidst superb scenery....

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  • Ardgour, near Fort William, Highlands
    Ardgour, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Mill Cottage

    Ardgour, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W41603
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Sea views

    This delightful detached bungalow enjoys super views down Loch Linnhe towards the hills beyond....

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  • Tomich, near Cannich, Highlands
    Tomich, near Cannich, Highlands×

    The Brewer’s Cottage

    Tomich, near Cannich, Highlands

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    Ref: W41330
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Rural location

    Set within a large woodland garden on the edge of the conservation village of Tomich, this...

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  • Torridon, Highlands
    Torridon, Highlands×

    West Home

    Torridon, Highlands

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    Ref: 30557
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire


    West Home is a spacious, detached holiday bungalow, set in spectacular surroundings with Loch Torridon views...

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  • Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands
    Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands×

    Glencairn Cottage

    Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512059
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in the heart of the pretty stone village of Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands, and set within...
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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands×

    Achaneich Chalet

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511257
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Achaneich Chalet stands in the grounds of an historic Highland house which dates back to 1600. Set in 2½ acres...
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  • Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands
    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Innisfree

    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W43180
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location

    Set in an elevated position with stunning views of the Caledonian Canal, Ben Nevis and Loch Linnhe, this well...

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  • Plockton, Highlands
    Plockton, Highlands×

    Tigh An Roinn

    Plockton, Highlands

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    Ref: SGF
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile

    From its lochside setting in the pretty National Trust village of Plockton, this charming and comfortable listed...

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