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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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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands×

    Corrieviews Lodge One

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511229
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Corrieviews Lodge One is one of two lodges situated on the edge of the charming west Highland village of Spean Bridge...
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  • Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith, Highlands
    Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith, Highlands×

    Woodside Cottage

    Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith, Highlands

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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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  • Cromarty, Highlands
    Cromarty, Highlands×

    The Anchorage

    Cromarty, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5414
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Enjoying a delightful setting just a few steps from Cromarty’s beach and harbour, this lovely terraced property...
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  • Inverasdale, Highlands
    Inverasdale, Highlands×

    Glengowan

    Inverasdale, Highlands

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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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  • Kytra Locks near Fort Augustus, Highlands
    Kytra Locks near Fort Augustus, Highlands×

    Vatersay Cottage

    Kytra Locks near Fort Augustus, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511469
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Vatersay Cottage is part of a three-cottage hamlet at Kytra Lock and is a detached heritage property. It sits on the...
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  • Dulnain Bridge, Highlands
    Dulnain Bridge, Highlands×

    Squirrel’s Tale Cottage

    Dulnain Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: SZZG
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Squirrel’s Tale Cottage is situated in a wonderful, elevated position in the heart of the Cairngorms...

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  • Portmahomack, Highlands
    Portmahomack, Highlands×

    Tarrel Lodge

    Portmahomack, Highlands

    5
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    Ref: 29675
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    Tarrel Lodge is a detached holiday lodge situated in open countryside just 2 miles from the charming seaside...

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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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  • Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    Farmers Cottage

    Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5107
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Farmers Cottage is a fantastic, semi-detached holiday cottage situated in the grounds of Conchra House. With scenic...
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  • Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Highlands
    Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Highlands×

    Lochinchard Cottage

    Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Highlands

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    Ref: W1179
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Stunning views

    Superbly located in the north west fishing port just yards from the shore, this detached bungalow...

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  • Tarbat, Invergordon, Highlands
    Tarbat, Invergordon, Highlands×

    Foresters Cottage

    Tarbat, Invergordon, Highlands

    5
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    Ref: 23448
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This attractive, single-storey holiday cottage was formerly the forester’s cottage on a Highland country...

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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands×

    Corrieviews Lodge Two

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511185
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Corrieviews Lodge Two is one of two lodges situated on the edge of the charming west Highland village of Spean...
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