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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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  • Altass, near Lairg, Highlands
    Altass, near Lairg, Highlands×

    River View Cottage

    Altass, near Lairg, Highlands

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    Ref: W43053
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated in an elevated position, River View Cottage enjoys wonderful views over Strath Oykel. This spacious...

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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links Apartment

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5144
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented 4 star...
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  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×
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    Ref: SXXS
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    "River views and a wealth of glorious countryside combine to make this a wonderful setting for lovers of the...

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  • Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    Shepherds Cottage

    Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5108
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Characterised by towering Munros and sparkling lochs, this area of the Scottish Highlands is simply...
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  • Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands
    Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands×

    Pine Marten Cottage

    Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: 29637
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    In a peaceful setting, this detached cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, is located 550 yards from the...

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  • Banavie near Fort William, Highlands
    Banavie near Fort William, Highlands×

    Telford House West

    Banavie near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511472
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Telford House West, a former lock keeper’s cottage, has been beautifully transformed by Scottish Canals....
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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links Apartment

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: 29968
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented 4 star...
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  • Fort Augustus, Highlands
    Fort Augustus, Highlands×

    Loch Ness Cottages - Rivendell Cottage

    Fort Augustus, Highlands

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    Ref: 26694
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set on the edge of Fort Augustus, Bramble Lodge (ref 29508) and Rivendell Cottage (ref 26694) are in a...

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  • Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands
    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands×

    Aros

    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Breathtakingly positioned amid National Trust woodland, in an enviable setting just yards from the shore, this...

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  • Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands
    Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands×

    Glencairn Cottage

    Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512059
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in the heart of the pretty stone village of Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands, and set within...
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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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  • Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Highlands
    Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Highlands×

    Naver Cottage

    Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Highlands

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    Ref: UJY
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Woodburning Stove

    Within easy walking distance of the beautiful River Naver and woodlands, this croft house which has been renovated to...

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