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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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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands×

    Beaufort Cottages - The Larder

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511452
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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  • Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    The Holt

    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: W41768
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Tranquil location


    The Holt is a cosy, welcoming, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the...

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  • Mey, Thurso, Highlands
    Mey, Thurso, Highlands×

    The Barn

    Mey, Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511324
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    The Barn is one of three barn conversion holiday cottages situated on a working farm just a few yards from the...
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  • Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands
    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Nevis Let

    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42033
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Mountain views

    Set on the banks of the River Lochy with stunning views over Ben Nevis and the Aonach Mor...

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  • Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Snookies Cottage

    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: 29360
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Nestling in the peaceful community of Milton, on the outskirts of the popular village of Drumnadrochit, Snookies...

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  • North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands
    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands×

    Woodpecker Cottage

    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 23492
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    With magnificent views over the Moray Firth to the Highland capital of Inverness just 4 miles away, this...

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  • Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands
    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511388
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This delightful semi-detached cottage, which is attached to the owner’s home, offers a very good standard...
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  • Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands
    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands×

    Ardlussa Cottage

    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511471
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Ardlussa Cottage is a former lock keeper’s cottage set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal at Gairlochy. The...
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  • Glenrinnes, near Dufftown, Highlands
    Glenrinnes, near Dufftown, Highlands×

    Corrieour Lodges - The Shieling

    Glenrinnes, near Dufftown, Highlands

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    Ref: 27926
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This detached holiday lodge, one of a pair, occupies a marvellous situation in the heart of whisky country, with...

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  • Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands
    Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Glen Mhor

    Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42554
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Lovely views of Ben Nevis

    This wonderful conversion is situated on the outskirts of Fort William and enjoys...

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

    Creigard Cottage

    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5092
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Set in a pretty garden, Creigard Cottage is a single-storey detached cottage that commands vast, endearing views across...
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  • Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands×

    Burns Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands

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

    Tastefully renovated, this 200-year-old single-storey, former steading stands wonderfully positioned on the edge of...

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