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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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  • Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands
    Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5308
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Perched on the hillside within a 300-acre Scottish Highland estate is The Cottage. This traditional detached stone...
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  • Linside, near Dornoch, Highlands
    Linside, near Dornoch, Highlands×

    The Wee Hoose

    Linside, near Dornoch, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5088
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set amongst stunning scenery in the heart of the Highlands, The Wee Hoose is a delightful, detached cottage with its...
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  • Glenelg, by Kyle, Ross-Shire, Highlands
    Glenelg, by Kyle, Ross-Shire, Highlands×

    Riverfoot

    Glenelg, by Kyle, Ross-Shire, Highlands

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    Ref: W3290
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location

    River / sea views

    This spacious detached bungalow is a real ’home from home’ amidst superb scenery....

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  • North Kessock, Highlands
    North Kessock, Highlands×

    Squirrel Cottage

    North Kessock, Highlands

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    Ref: W42887
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestling amongst the trees of Ord Hill above North Kessock and just minutes drive from Inverness, Squirrel Cottage...

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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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  • Nairn, Highlands
    Nairn, Highlands×

    Sandcastles

    Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511462
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Located in the picturesque Fishertown area and only a few minutes walk from the award winning sweeping sands of Nairn...
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  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×
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    Ref: SYYB
    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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  • 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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  • By Avoch, Highlands
    By Avoch, Highlands×

    Kite View Cottage

    By Avoch, Highlands

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    Ref: 29554
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Enjoying stunning panoramic views across surrounding farmland and on towards the waters of the inner Moray...

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  • Glenrinnes, near Dufftown, Highlands
    Glenrinnes, near Dufftown, Highlands×

    Corrieour Lodges - Meikle Conval

    Glenrinnes, near Dufftown, Highlands

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    Ref: 27927
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    These two detached holiday lodges occupy a marvellous situation in the heart of whisky country, with the impressive...

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  • Ardheslaig, Highlands
    Ardheslaig, Highlands×

    Tigh A’ Mhuillin

    Ardheslaig, Highlands

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    Ref: STTJ
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in 2 acres of natural, unspoilt grounds which reach down to the water’s edge, a warm Highland welcome awaits...

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  • Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands
    Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Wester Croachy Cottage

    Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 70228
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness, 15 miles,...

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