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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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  • Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Temple House West

    Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: 29156
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities


    Situated only a mile from the village of Drumnadrochit and with wonderful views over Loch Ness, this charming,...

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  • Near Lochailort, Highlands
    Near Lochailort, Highlands×

    The Coach House

    Near Lochailort, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy...

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  • Corpach, Fort William, Highlands
    Corpach, Fort William, Highlands×

    Loch Arkaig

    Corpach, Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511082
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Delightfully situated at the base of the Caledonian Canal and sitting at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain range...
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  • Glenfinnan, near Fort William, Highlands
    Glenfinnan, near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Steading

    Glenfinnan, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W43328
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Open Fire

    In the historic hamlet of Glenfinnan on the famous ‘Road to the Isles’, this terraced holiday cottage is...

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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links Apartment

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: 29968
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    - 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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  • Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland
    Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland×

    Rispond Lodge Estate - The Byre

    Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland

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    Ref: UKC1399
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated on a 300-acre Scottish Highland estate, these two historic properties, The Fish House and The Byre, lie close...

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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands×

    Beaufort Cottages - Kennels Cottage

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511447
    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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  • Nether Dallachy, near Spey Bay, Highlands
    Nether Dallachy, near Spey Bay, Highlands×

    Shedend

    Nether Dallachy, near Spey Bay, Highlands

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    Ref: 30956
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove


    This lovely, cosy, semi-detached holiday cottage is within the peaceful hamet of Nether Dallachy, just a mile...

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  • Strathconon, near Dingwall, Highlands
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    The Gate Lodge

    Strathconon, near Dingwall, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5084
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    If it is a relaxing get away from it all holiday you wish for then come to The Gate Lodge. Set almost at the head of...
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  • Fochabers, Highlands
    Fochabers, Highlands×

    Courtyard Cottage

    Fochabers, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511481
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    Gordon Castle certainly has a fascinating history; from its initial connections with King Robert the Bruce to...
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  • Aigas, near Beauly, Highlands
    Aigas, near Beauly, Highlands×

    Old Stable

    Aigas, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5259
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    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Old Stable is part of a larger barn conversion which enjoys a tranquil setting along with three other similar properties...
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  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×

    Tomnahurich Bridge House

    Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511463
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Tomnahurich Bridge House enjoys a semi-rural waterfront position alongside the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge on the...
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