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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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  • Reraig, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Reraig, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    Ardview

    Reraig, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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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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  • Dornoch, Highlands
    Dornoch, Highlands×

    Wee Manly

    Dornoch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511461
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Just a short stroll from the stunning white sandy beach of Dornoch, Wee Manly is an attractively presented end terraced...
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  • Strontian near Fort William,
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    The Bield

    Strontian near Fort William,

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    Ref: CC523168
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    The Bield is a timber built holiday lodge designed, and imported from Finland. It overlooks Loch Sunart and is situated...
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  • Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands
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    Failte

    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

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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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  • Portmahomack, Highlands
    Portmahomack, Highlands×

    Tarrel Lodge

    Portmahomack, Highlands

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


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

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  • Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands
    Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands×

    Market Street

    Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5245
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This charming sandstone cottage forms part of a small terrace of cottages, situated close to the centre of the...
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  • Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands
    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands×

    Kangei

    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512056
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Kangei 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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    Mary’s Cottage

    , Highlands

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    Ref: 28427
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Mary’s Cottage is a croft house situated in the rural, coastal village of Port Henderson near Badachro....

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  • Keith, Highlands
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    Isla Bank Cottage

    Keith, Highlands

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    Ref: SF17
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    The end cottage of a terrace of three, Isla Bank Cottage is under the same ownership as Isla Bank House; from which it...

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  • Sallachy, near Dornie, Highlands
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    Ach na Ben

    Sallachy, near Dornie, Highlands

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    Ref: W43198
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Ach na Ben is a charming, comfortable, traditional, detached highland cottage set in its own large gardens with...

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  • Edderton, Highlands
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    Polgarrie House

    Edderton, Highlands

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    Ref: W43051
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Enjoying a private location with country views, Polgarrie House has been furnished for a comfortable and relaxing...

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  • Lyth, near Wick, Highlands
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    The Ivy Wing

    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands

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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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