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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
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • By Lochaline, Morvern, Highlands
    By Lochaline, Morvern, Highlands×

    Airidh Bheag Cottage

    By Lochaline, Morvern, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511356
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    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    Airidh Bheag Cottage ("small sheiling") is a lovely semi detached holiday property which nestles by the banks of the...
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  • Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands
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    Glen Mhor

    Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42554
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Lovely views of Ben Nevis

    This wonderful conversion is situated on the outskirts of Fort William and enjoys...

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

    Apartment At No 3

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511199
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This pretty ground floor apartment provides an ideal retreat for two in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Apartment At...
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  • Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands
    Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511238
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    The Cottage is a charming single storey white-washed stone cottage situated in the quiet hamlet of Achintee in the heart...
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  • Achintee, Fort William, Highlands
    Achintee, Fort William, Highlands×

    Stob-Ban View

    Achintee, Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: S4582
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Spectacular mountain views across Glen Nevis are an impressive feature of this romantic retreat – its glass...

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  • Glencoe, Highlands
    Glencoe, Highlands×

    Glencoe Cottage

    Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: 26296
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Adjacent to Glencoe Lochan, this quiet and secluded holiday property is in the wing of the old Glencoe estate house....

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  • Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands
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    Bay Cottage

    Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511232
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Bay Cottage is a single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet backwater overlooking Gairloch Bay....
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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
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    Beaufort Cottages - The Kennels Bothy

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511451
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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  • Glaick of Kessock, Highlands
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    Eagle’s Nest

    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands

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    Ref: 18177
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This refurbished holiday cottage is set in an orchard amidst the Ord Hill Forest, a few miles from the city of...

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  • Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands
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    Arden

    Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5140
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    In a quiet village setting with views towards Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond, this semi-detached, single-storey...
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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands×

    Beaufort Cottages - The Larder

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511452
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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