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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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  • Balintore, Highlands
    Balintore, Highlands×

    Dolphin View

    Balintore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5063
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Dolphin View is a semi-detached, traditional stone house overlooking the sea in the delightful seaside village of...
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  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×

    Oldtown of Leys Farmhouse

    Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UKC840
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at Oldtown of Leys Farmhouse. Set within an acre of mature secluded grounds,...

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  • Gairlochy, near Fort William, Highlands
    Gairlochy, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Lochy Bay (Coire Liath)

    Gairlochy, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 30233
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in an elevated position with wonderful views over the Caledonian Canal and across to the Aonoch Mor...

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  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×

    Birch Corner

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: SSAE
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove


    This wonderful detached property with its own hot tub in a private garden enjoys a quiet setting, yet it is only...

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  • Durnamuck, Highlands
    Durnamuck, Highlands×

    Montana

    Durnamuck, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511455
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated in a secluded setting surrounded by its own mature garden grounds, Montana is a large, detached cottage for up...
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  • Rosemarkie, Highlands
    Rosemarkie, Highlands×

    Timaru

    Rosemarkie, Highlands

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    Ref: 30715
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Enjoying a peaceful rural setting on the outskirts of Rosemarkie on the beautiful Black Isle, these detached...

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  • Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Granite Cottage

    Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: 12655
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This traditional detached holiday cottage is set in a highland village location surrounded by mountains,...

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

    Caledonia View

    Gairlochy, near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: SVVJ
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In an elevated position with wonderful views over the Caledonian Canal to the mountains beyond, this detached house...

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  • Plockton, Highlands
    Plockton, Highlands×

    Bayview Cottage

    Plockton, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511405
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Bayview Cottage is a beautifully appointed renovated holiday cottage on the shorefront of Plockton Bay in the village...
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  • Gairlochy Bay, near Spean Bridge, Highlands
    Gairlochy Bay, near Spean Bridge, Highlands×

    Pinewood

    Gairlochy Bay, near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: W8626
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Superb panoramic views

    Panoramic views

    This spacious detached family house enjoys superb panoramic...

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  • Kingussie, Highlands
    Kingussie, Highlands×

    The Hunting Lodge

    Kingussie, Highlands

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    Ref: SPPD
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    The Hunting Lodge is an Austrian chalet set in its own grounds in green managed woods and large open spaces, accessed...

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  • Avernish, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Avernish, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    Seacroft

    Avernish, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511312
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Seacroft is set on the edge of Loch Alsh looking out across this beautiful sea loch with hills and mountains beyond....
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