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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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  • Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands
    Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands×

    Beinn Loy

    Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511412
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - 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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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Selkies

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5127
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Open Fire
    Located in the attractive village of Brora, this lovely, end-terraced property makes an ideal base for exploring the...
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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links Apartment

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5130
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented apartment makes...
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  • Nairn, Highlands
    Nairn, Highlands×

    Dolphin Cottage

    Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: 30828
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    Enjoying a lovely setting just a few minutes’ walk from the award-winning sandy beach and the vibrant...

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  • Cullen, Highlands
    Cullen, Highlands×

    Oystercatcher Cottage

    Cullen, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile

    Oystercatcher Cottage is a traditional fisherman’s cottage on a tiny street in the old sea town of Cullen....

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  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×

    Corrie Cas

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: W3057
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Excellent walking

    Set in an exclusive development just 1 mile from the Aviemore centre, this semi-detached...

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  • Bonar Bridge, Sutherland, Highlands
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    Monach Cottage

    Bonar Bridge, Sutherland, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511067
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Monach Cottage is a beautifully restored stone cottage situated in the pretty Highland village of Bonar Bridge. Attached...
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  • Avoch, near Inverness, Highlands
    Avoch, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Old Net Store

    Avoch, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5305
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Located on the edge of the lovely fishing village of Avoch, in the heart of the beautiful Black Isle, the Old Net Store...
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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links View Villa 2

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5121
    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, terraced property makes an ideal base for exploring the...
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  • Easter Galcantray, Highlands
    Easter Galcantray, Highlands×

    Woodland Cottage

    Easter Galcantray, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5311
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a truly unique setting surrounded by woodlands, Woodland Cottage has been equipped and furnished to a good...
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  • Corpach, Fort William, Highlands
    Corpach, Fort William, Highlands×

    Loch Arkaig

    Corpach, Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511082
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Badenscallie near Achiltibuie, Highlands
    Badenscallie near Achiltibuie, Highlands×

    Moss Cottage

    Badenscallie near Achiltibuie, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511382
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Moss Cottage is a single storey detached cottage just 200 yards from the sea. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Badinscallie...
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