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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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  • Lyth, near Wick, Highlands
    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands×

    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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  • 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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  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×

    Heronwood House

    Inverness, Highlands

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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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  • Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands
    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands×

    Braeside

    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5199
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Enjoying a peaceful setting, yet only a few minutes walk from the town centre, Braeside is a detached, single-storey...
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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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  • 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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  • Nigg near Tain, Highlands
    Nigg near Tain, Highlands×

    Upper Bayfield Cottage

    Nigg near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511460
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Upper Bayfield Cottage is a picturesque, semi-detached stone cottage surrounded by its own pretty gardens and situated in...
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  • Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    Millnain Cottage

    Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands

    5
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    Ref: S4199
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This very comfortable, 19th century, traditional stone cottage has been beautifully furnished, and stands in a...

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

    Vatersay Cottage

    Kytra Locks near Fort Augustus, Highlands

    5
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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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  • 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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  • Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands
    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands×

    Kangei

    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

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    2
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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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  • 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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