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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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  • Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands
    Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511238
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    The Cottage is a charming single storey white-washed stone cottage situated in the quiet hamlet of Achintee in the heart...
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  • North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands
    North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands×

    Oak View

    North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: 27262
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    In a peaceful setting with lovely mountain views, this cosy wooden holiday cottage is set on a small croft, 12 miles...

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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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  • Nairn, Highlands
    Nairn, Highlands×

    The Hay Lodge

    Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: W43043
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile

    This delightful, totally self-contained holiday apartment forms part of The Hay Lodge, an attractive stone-built...

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  • halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands
    halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands×

    Pine Marten Cabin

    halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5290
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    In a beautiful glen with breathtaking views of Ben Bhann and River Lochy, this detached redwood cabin lies in...
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  • Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands
    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands×

    The Coach House

    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511320
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    The Coach House forms part of a converted stable positioned on the first floor of a large historic stone house just 10...
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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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  • Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands
    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands×

    Heather Cottage

    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: W43336
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire


    Conveniently located on the roadside, with the Monadhliath Mountains as a backdrop, this holiday cottage offers...

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  • Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands
    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands×

    Ellon Cottage

    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: W43335
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    Offering very comfortable accommodation in the heart of the Spey Valley, this holiday cottage is...

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  • Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands
    Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Rowans

    Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5029
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    In an area renowned for its magnificent mountain ranges and spectacular scenery, this cosy apartment, above the...
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  • Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands
    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands×

    Ghillies Rooms

    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511319
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    The Ghillies Rooms forms part of a converted stable positioned on the first floor of a large historic stone house just...
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  • Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands
    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands×

    Cherry Trees Cottage

    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5393
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Cherry Trees Cottage is a pretty stone cottage, situated on the edge of the rural hamlet of Stoer, in the heart of north...
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