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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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  • Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands
    Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands×

    Market Street

    Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5245
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This charming sandstone cottage forms part of a small terrace of cottages, situated close to the centre of the...
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  • Strone, Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Strone, Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Squirrel Cottage

    Strone, Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511428
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities
    Nestling at the base of a hillock with lovely views across towards the waters of Loch Ness and the hills beyond,...
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  • Portmahomack, Highlands
    Portmahomack, Highlands×

    Tarrel Lodge

    Portmahomack, Highlands

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    Ref: 29675
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Tarrel Lodge is a detached holiday lodge situated in open countryside just 2 miles from the charming seaside...

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  • Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Highlands
    Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Highlands×

    Lochinchard Cottage

    Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Highlands

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    Ref: W2095
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property

    Superb views

    Just 50 yards from the sea, commanding superb views of Loch Inchard and the mountains beyond,...

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  • Dornoch, Highlands
    Dornoch, Highlands×

    Wee Manly

    Dornoch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511461
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Just a short stroll from the stunning white sandy beach of Dornoch, Wee Manly is an attractively presented end terraced...
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  • Upper Stronaba, Highlands
    Upper Stronaba, Highlands×

    Upper Stronaba Cottage

    Upper Stronaba, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511371
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    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Upper Stronaba Cottage is situated amongst spectacular scenery, with stunning uninterrupted views across open countryside...
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  • Edderton, Highlands
    Edderton, Highlands×

    Polgarrie House

    Edderton, Highlands

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    Ref: W43051
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Enjoying a private location with country views, Polgarrie House has been furnished for a comfortable and relaxing...

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  • Nigg near Tain, Highlands
    Nigg near Tain, Highlands×

    Upper Bayfield Cottage

    Nigg near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511460
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Upper Bayfield Cottage is a picturesque, semi-detached stone cottage surrounded by its own pretty gardens and situated in...
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  • Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    Millnain Cottage

    Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands

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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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  • Melness, near Tongue, Highlands
    Melness, near Tongue, Highlands×

    Bydand Cottage

    Melness, near Tongue, Highlands

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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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  • North Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands
    North Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands×

    Carness West

    North Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: SEEF
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated close to Loch Leven, Carness West was built to take full advantage of the breathtaking mountain views, with...

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  • Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon, Highlands
    Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon, Highlands×

    Clachan

    Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon, Highlands

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    Ref: UKM
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    In an outstanding elevated position on the shores of Upper Loch Torridon, this traditional croft house with its own...

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