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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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  • Inverness×
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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - 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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  • Durnamuck×

    Number 1

    Durnamuck

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    Ref: CC511454
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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in its own gardens and surrounded by open farmland and hills, close to the shore of Little Loch Broom, Number 1 is...
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  • Fochabers×
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    - 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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  • Brora×
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    Ref: UK5120
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    Located in the attractive village of Brora, this lovely, end-terraced property makes an ideal base for exploring the...
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  • Newtonmore×
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    Ref: UK5249
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    This beautifully presented, first floor apartment is located in the centre of the lovely village of Newtonmore, in the...
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  • Brora×
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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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  • Banavie near Fort William×

    Telford House East

    Banavie near Fort William

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    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Telford House East, a former lock keeper’s cottage has been beautifully transformed by Scottish Canals....
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  • Balintore, near Tain×

    The White House

    Balintore, near Tain

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    Ref: UK5172
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    The White House is a beautifully presented, 19th-century terraced stone cottage, with garden grounds that lead directly...
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  • Fishertown, Nairn×

    Seashell Cottage

    Fishertown, Nairn

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    Ref: W41727
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Sandy beach close by

    This charming former fisherman’s cottage, with enclosed garden, is set in the heart...

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  • Dornoch×
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This detached wood lodge is set in attractive grounds within close proximity to the renowned Royal burgh of Dornoch....

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  • Roybridge, near Spean Bridge×

    The Lodge

    Roybridge, near Spean Bridge

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire


    Situated on the edge of the small village of Roybridge, this semi-detached holiday cottage is attached to...

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  • Strontian×

    Cruachan

    Strontian

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    Ref: 27846
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Cruachan is a well appointed holiday cottage set within its own private garden, offering views over the mountains...

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