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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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  • Grantown-on-Spey×

    Failte

    Grantown-on-Spey

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    Ref: CC512055
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Failte is a traditional stone cottage situated in a quiet backwater close to the centre of Grantown-on-Spey, in the heart...
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  • Inverness×

    Heronwood House

    Inverness

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    Ref: CC511369
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Heronwood House is a detached Victorian stone built house enjoying stunning views from its vantage point overlooking...
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  • North Ballachulish, Glencoe×

    Carness West

    North Ballachulish, Glencoe

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    Ref: SEEF
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated close to Loch Leven, Carness West was built to take full advantage of the breathtaking mountain views, with...

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  • Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon×

    Clachan

    Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon

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    Ref: UKM
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    In an outstanding elevated position on the shores of Upper Loch Torridon, this traditional croft house with its own...

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  • Inverasdale×

    Glengowan

    Inverasdale

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    Ref: 28242
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This detached, single-storey holiday property is situated in the rural, crofting township of Inverasdale on the west...

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  • Reraig, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh×

    Ardview

    Reraig, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh

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    Ref: CC511279
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ardview is a traditional two storey holiday cottage overlooking Loch Alsh just 5 minutes from the Skye bridge. The...
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  • Fort Augustus×
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    Ref: 23993
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Open Fire

    Ideal touring location Ideal touring location

    Set in the heart of Fort Augustus and looking out over the locks...

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  • Fort Augustus×
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    Ref: 23994
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Ideal touring location

    Set in the heart of Fort Augustus and looking out over the locks of the Caledonian...

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  • Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith×

    Woodside Cottage

    Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith

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    Ref: 27126
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling in 24 acres of natural grounds and woodland, this lovely detached holiday cottage is in a beautiful,...
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  • Aviemore, Speyside×

    Birch Tree Cottage

    Aviemore, Speyside

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    Ref: 80154
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This holiday home is set in a small estate, within the Cairngorm National Park occupying a quiet position just 10...

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  • Lyth, near Wick×

    The Ivy Wing

    Lyth, near Wick

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    Ref: W42082
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    Rural setting

    The Ivy Wing and The Cottage are situated in the courtyard of Barrock House, and surrounded...

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  • Melness, near Tongue×

    Bydand Cottage

    Melness, near Tongue

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    Ref: UK5090
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Bydand Cottage is a traditional detached stone croft cottage situated in a quiet hamlet and enjoys superb uninterrupted...
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