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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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  • Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands
    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Moidart Cottage

    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W22
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Riverside location, magnificent mountain views

    In an ideal situation on the banks of the River Lochy,...

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  • Cawdor, Highlands
    Cawdor, Highlands×

    Little Cottarton

    Cawdor, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511244
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Little Cottarton is a perfectly restored traditional stone country cottage that has been sympathetically and...
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  • Banavie, Fort William, Highlands
    Banavie, Fort William, Highlands×

    Lock Keepers

    Banavie, Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: SGGA
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    Set by the side of the Caledonian Canal and just a few miles from Fort William, the ‘Outdoor Capital of...

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  • Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Rose Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5109
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a peaceful setting on the edge of the popular and vibrant village of Drumnadrochit, Rose Cottage has been...
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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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  • Fishertown, Nairn, Highlands
    Fishertown, Nairn, Highlands×

    Seashell Cottage

    Fishertown, Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: W41727
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • 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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  • Lintmill, Cullen, Highlands
    Lintmill, Cullen, Highlands×

    Bin View Cottage

    Lintmill, Cullen, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511254
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Bin View Cottage, named after The Bin of Cullen Mountain that dominates the distant skyline, is a bright, modern...
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  • Arnisdale, near Glenelg, Highlands
    Arnisdale, near Glenelg, Highlands×

    Brightwater Cottage

    Arnisdale, near Glenelg, Highlands

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    Ref: 10295
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Near Kyle of Lochalsh, the stunning village of Arnisdale nestles below Beinn Sgritheall (Munro), on the shores of...

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  • Marybank near Muir of Ord, Highlands
    Marybank near Muir of Ord, Highlands×

    Crombie Cottage

    Marybank near Muir of Ord, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511357
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Situated in the quiet rural village of Marybank, surrounded by stunning Highland scenery, Crombie Cottage is an...
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  • Acharacle, Highlands
    Acharacle, Highlands×

    Riverside Cottage

    Acharacle, Highlands

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    Ref: W43248
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This single-storey cottage offers a truly get away from it all experience. Riverside Cottage overlooks the River Shiel...

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  • Nairn, Highlands
    Nairn, Highlands×

    Kittiwake Cottage

    Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5212
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Nestled in the heart of the vibrant seaside town of Nairn, this well-presented, terraced property has been equipped...
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