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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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  • Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands
    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Larch Cottage

    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5124
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This delightful, detached, single-storey cottage is situated above the quiet village of Ballachulish. The cottage has...
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  • Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands
    Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands×

    Beinn Bhan

    Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511411
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Inverskilavulin is set at the foot of Beinn Bhan in the heart of Glen Loy with stunning views of Ben Nevis and Aonach...
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  • Inverasdale near Poolewe, Highlands
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    Stone Ewe Croft

    Inverasdale near Poolewe, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511413
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Stone Ewe Croft is a pretty whitewashed stone cottage situated on the owner’s 12-acre working croft, in the...
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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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  • Duror near Ballachulish, Highlands
    Duror near Ballachulish, Highlands×

    Cuil View

    Duror near Ballachulish, Highlands

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    Ref: CC523172
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    In an idyllic lochside setting with stunning views of the Morven Hills and Cuil Bay, this detached cottage is located...
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  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×

    Thistledown Cottage

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5192
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Situated in the peaceful Silverglades, this holiday cottage lies on the edge of the vibrant town of Aviemore....
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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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  • Scaniport, near Inverness, Highlands
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    Song Bird Cottage

    Scaniport, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: W43203
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestling within beautiful wooded grounds, this former farm steading now provides accommodation in a lovely part of...

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  • Dornie, Ross-shire, Highlands
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    Camuslongart Cottage

    Dornie, Ross-shire, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511260
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Camuslongart Cottage is a lovely detached stone cottage positioned right on the shores of Loch Long in the stunning...
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  • Inverasdale, near Poolewe, Highlands
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    Hannah’s Cottage

    Inverasdale, near Poolewe, Highlands

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    Ref: 28980
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This detached family holiday house is situated in the rural crofting township of Inverasdale, on the west coast...

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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
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    Beaufort Cottages - Duffs Lodge

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511446
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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  • Near Lochailort, Highlands
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    The Turret

    Near Lochailort, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

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

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