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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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  • Fort Augustus
    Fort Augustus×
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    Ref: 23993
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Open Fire

    Ideal touring location Ideal touring location

    Set in the heart of Fort Augustus and looking out over the locks...

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  • Cawdor, Nairn
    Cawdor, Nairn×

    Culcharry Cottage

    Cawdor, Nairn

    5
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    Ref: B5829
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This charming, spacious, attractive, well furnished and equipped holiday cottage enjoys a rural location and is in a...

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  • Balmacara, near Kyle of Lochalsh
    Balmacara, near Kyle of Lochalsh×

    Reraig Beag

    Balmacara, near Kyle of Lochalsh

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    Ref: 10953
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Detached bungalow facing south-west, 150 yards from the shore of Lochalsh where one may fish. Kyle of...

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  • Melness, near Tongue
    Melness, near Tongue×

    Bydand Cottage

    Melness, near Tongue

    5
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    Ref: UK5090
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Bydand Cottage is a traditional detached stone croft cottage situated in a quiet hamlet and enjoys superb uninterrupted...
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  • Inverness
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    Heronwood House

    Inverness

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    Ref: CC511369
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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Heronwood House is a detached Victorian stone built house enjoying stunning views from its vantage point overlooking...
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  • Tarbat, Invergordon
    Tarbat, Invergordon×

    Foresters Cottage

    Tarbat, Invergordon

    5
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    Ref: 23448
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This attractive, single-storey holiday cottage was formerly the forester’s cottage on a Highland country...

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  • Poolewe
    Poolewe×
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    Ref: 30049
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    This holiday bungalow is situated in the delightful coastal village of Poolewe, and is just a short stroll to...

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  • Grantown-on-Spey
    Grantown-on-Spey×

    Kangei

    Grantown-on-Spey

    5
    2
    2
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    Ref: CC512056
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Kangei is a traditional stone cottage situated in a quiet backwater close to the centre of Grantown-on-Spey, in the heart...
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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William
    Spean Bridge near Fort William×

    Corrieviews Lodge One

    Spean Bridge near Fort William

    5
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    Ref: CC511229
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Corrieviews Lodge One is one of two lodges situated on the edge of the charming west Highland village of Spean Bridge...
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  • Badachro near Gairloch
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    Ken Maree

    Badachro near Gairloch

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    Ref: CC511332
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Ken Maree overlooks the sweeping sandy bay of Opinan on the stunning west Highland coast. Occupying a wing of a...
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  • Portmahomack, near Tain
    Portmahomack, near Tain×

    The Paddock

    Portmahomack, near Tain

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    Ref: UK5049
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Tucked away on a quiet farm lane, The Paddock is a traditional terraced, single storey stone farm cottage located on...
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  • Fodderty, By Strathpeffer
    Fodderty, By Strathpeffer×

    Millnain Cottage

    Fodderty, By Strathpeffer

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    Ref: S4199
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This very comfortable, 19th century, traditional stone cottage has been beautifully furnished, and stands in a...

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