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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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  • 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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  • Corpach, near Fort William, Highlands
    Corpach, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Eilean Beag

    Corpach, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W43188
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    This detached, single storey holiday property, located close to the shores of Loch Linnhe and the famous Caledonian...

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  • Glenuig, near Lochailort, Highlands
    Glenuig, near Lochailort, Highlands×

    Rose Cottage

    Glenuig, near Lochailort, Highlands

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    Ref: 29551
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This cosy, detached, single-storey holiday cottage boasts lovely views over the Sound of Arisaig, towards the small...

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  • Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Highlands
    Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Highlands×

    Woodbine Cottage

    Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Highlands

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    Ref: 15706
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    At the southern tip of Loch Ness and within easy walking distance of all the village amenities, this comfortable...

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

    The Old Store

    Onich, Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 23746
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Situated on the edge of the pretty village of Onich, this cosy, comfortable, semi-detached holiday cottage has been...

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  • Cragganmore near Ballindalloch, Highlands
    Cragganmore near Ballindalloch, Highlands×

    The Old Granary

    Cragganmore near Ballindalloch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511442
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This lovely holiday home has been carefully converted from an old grain store, with characterful stone walls and a...
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  • Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    The Cedars

    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511477
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting, The Cedars has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard to ensure...
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  • Banavie, near Fort William, Inverness-ShireHighlands
    Banavie, near Fort William, Inverness-ShireHighlands×

    Dontra Log Chalets - Dontra Log Chalet 2

    Banavie, near Fort William, Inverness-ShireHighlands

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    Ref: W8664
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Superb highland setting with panoramic views

    Situated in an idyllic location with direct access to the...

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  • Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands
    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands×

    Creigard Bungalow

    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5093
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Creigard Bungalow is a single-storey, semi-detached bungalow situated along a quiet country lane amidst the stunning...
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  • Cawdor, Nairn, Highlands
    Cawdor, Nairn, Highlands×

    Culcharry Cottage

    Cawdor, Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: B5829
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This charming, spacious, attractive, well furnished and equipped holiday cottage enjoys a rural location and is in a...

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  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×

    White Heathers

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5226
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Situated in the peaceful Silverglades on the edge of the vibrant town of Aviemore, White Heathers is within a...
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  • Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    Honey Bee Cottage

    Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: W42972
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Situated in the lovely Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer, this quaint cottage enjoys a central yet private...

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