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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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  • 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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  • Naast near Poolewe, Highlands
    Naast near Poolewe, Highlands×

    Ewe Cottage

    Naast near Poolewe, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5044
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Ewe Cottage is a pretty whitewashed, traditional, detached croft cottage standing in its own large country garden with...
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  • Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands
    Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5048
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Situated in an elevated position overlooking Poolewe Bay, The Cottage is a single-storey, detached cottage which...
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  • Torlundy, Fort William, Highlands
    Torlundy, Fort William, Highlands×

    Dairy Cottage

    Torlundy, Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 90025
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Enjoying a peaceful woodland setting, in a hamlet adjacent to the River Lundy and Leanachan Forest. This charming...

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  • Onich, near Fort William, Highlands
    Onich, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Duart

    Onich, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 11350
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Superior detached bungalow (far left in photograph) one of two very attractive houses, well furnished and equipped and...

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  • Nr. Gairloch, Highlands
    Nr. Gairloch, Highlands×

    Camus Na Harry

    Nr. Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: UDT
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    Standing in 4 acres of garden which lead down to a shingle beach, this single-storey, wooden-clad property enjoys...

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  • Fochabers, Highlands
    Fochabers, Highlands×

    Lakeside Cottage

    Fochabers, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511480
    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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  • Mandally, near Invergarry, Highlands
    Mandally, near Invergarry, Highlands×

    Waterfall Cottage

    Mandally, near Invergarry, Highlands

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    Ref: W43232
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Enjoying a rural setting with views across open fields, this detached holiday cottage, with a decked balcony to...

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  • Shandwick, Highlands
    Shandwick, Highlands×

    Bisgeos Cottage

    Shandwick, Highlands

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    Ref: W41627
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Stunning views

    Bisgeos Cottage is situated in the quaint old fishing village of Shandwick. The property has...

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

    Beaufort Cottages - The Retreat

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5004
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - 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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  • Ardgour, near Fort William, Highlands
    Ardgour, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Mill Cottage

    Ardgour, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W41603
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Sea views

    This delightful detached bungalow enjoys super views down Loch Linnhe towards the hills beyond....

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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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