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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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  • North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands
    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands×

    Woodpecker Cottage

    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 23492
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    With magnificent views over the Moray Firth to the Highland capital of Inverness just 4 miles away, this...

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  • Dulnain Bridge near Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands
    Dulnain Bridge near Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands×

    Broomlands Cottage

    Dulnain Bridge near Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512057
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Broomlands Cottage is a traditional old stone cottage situated in the attractive Highland village of Dulnain Bridge in...
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  • Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands
    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands×

    Ghillies Rooms

    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511319
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    The Ghillies Rooms forms part of a converted stable positioned on the first floor of a large historic stone house just...
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  • Plockton, Highlands
    Plockton, Highlands×

    Hirta

    Plockton, Highlands

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    Ref: 18065
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities

    Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, this ground floor holiday apartment forms part of...

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  • Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands
    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands×

    Ardlussa Cottage

    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511471
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    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Ardlussa Cottage is a former lock keeper’s cottage set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal at Gairlochy. The...
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  • Loch Ness-Side, Highlands
    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands×

    Woodside Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands

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    Ref: S4105
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    - 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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  • Rural location halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands
    Rural location halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands×

    Pine Marten Cabin

    Rural location halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5290
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    In a beautiful glen with breathtaking views of Ben Bhann and River Lochy, this detached redwood cabin lies in...
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  • Achaphubuil near Fort William, Highlands
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    Carinish Beag

    Achaphubuil near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511434
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In a quiet setting by the shores of Loch Lihnne, this semi-detached cottage adjoins the owners home and boasts lovely...
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  • Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands
    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511388
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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This delightful semi-detached cottage, which is attached to the owner’s home, offers a very good standard...
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  • Altass, Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands
    Altass, Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands×

    Pine Tree Cottage

    Altass, Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511305
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    Pine Tree Cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner’s property. This delightful detached modern cottage...
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  • Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands
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    The Boatmans Cottage

    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This delightful detached little cottage is set in an enviable position just yards from the sea, and with...

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  • Near Lochailort, Highlands
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    Glenfield

    Near Lochailort, Highlands

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

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

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