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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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  • Nairn, Highlands
    Nairn, Highlands×

    Sandcastles

    Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511462
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Located in the picturesque Fishertown area and only a few minutes walk from the award winning sweeping sands of Nairn...
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  • Aigas, near Beauly, Highlands
    Aigas, near Beauly, Highlands×

    Old Dairy

    Aigas, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5260
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Old Dairy is part of a larger barn conversion which enjoys a tranquil setting along with three other similar properties...
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  • Weydale near Thurso, Highlands
    Weydale near Thurso, Highlands×

    1 Mayfield Cottage

    Weydale near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511110
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    1 Mayfield Cottage is a traditional croft cottage that has been lovingly restored and transformed to provide modern,...
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  • Spean Bridge, near Fort William, Highlands
    Spean Bridge, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Alba Ben View

    Spean Bridge, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W40470
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property

    Adjacent to the owner’s house and within walking distance of both the famous Commando Memorial and the...

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  • Cromarty, Highlands
    Cromarty, Highlands×

    Tides

    Cromarty, Highlands

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    Ref: SZZL
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Woodburning Stove


    Located just a few steps from the sea, this lovely former fisherman’s cottage has been sympathetically...

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  • By Beauly, Highlands
    By Beauly, Highlands×

    Ferry House

    By Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: W43160
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Enjoying a private setting with uninterrupted views and direct access to the River Beauly, this detached holiday...

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  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×

    Corrie Cas

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: W3057
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Excellent walking

    Set in an exclusive development just 1 mile from the Aviemore centre, this semi-detached...

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  • Lochend near Inverness, Highlands
    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands×

    Dochgarroch Cottage

    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511466
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    If you’re looking for a true taste of Scotland then you have found it with a stay at Dochgarroch Cottage. Deep in...
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  • Ardheslaig, Highlands
    Ardheslaig, Highlands×

    Tigh A’ Mhuillin

    Ardheslaig, Highlands

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    Ref: STTJ
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in 2 acres of natural, unspoilt grounds which reach down to the water’s edge, a warm Highland welcome awaits...

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  • Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands
    Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands×

    Beinn Bhan

    Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511411
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Inverskilavulin is set at the foot of Beinn Bhan in the heart of Glen Loy with stunning views of Ben Nevis and Aonach...
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  • Achmore near Stromeferry, Highlands
    Achmore near Stromeferry, Highlands×

    Dailfearn Lodge

    Achmore near Stromeferry, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511440
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Dailfearn Lodge is a delightful lodge-style property situated in a superb location, just a short stroll from the banks...
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  • Nairn, Highlands
    Nairn, Highlands×

    Dolphin Cottage

    Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: 30828
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    Enjoying a lovely setting just a few minutes’ walk from the award-winning sandy beach and the vibrant...

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