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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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  • Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands
    Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands×

    Bay Cottage

    Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511232
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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Bay Cottage is a single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet backwater overlooking Gairloch Bay....
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  • Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands
    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands×

    The Stables

    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511439
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Stables occupies the ground floor of a converted stable block in the grounds of a large and historic old stone house...
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  • Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands
    Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands×

    Forest Lodge

    Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: 29276
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This spacious, detached holiday lodge, set above the Beauly Firth, has far reaching views across Ben Wyvis. Set...

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  • Kiltarlity, Highlands
    Kiltarlity, Highlands×

    Beagan Bothan

    Kiltarlity, Highlands

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    Ref: S4475
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Enjoying stunning views down Strathglass, across The Aird and over the nearby lochan from its elevated croft setting,...

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  • Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Highlands
    Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Highlands×

    Beach Cottage

    Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: W41902
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Beach location

    A warm welcome awaits you at this wonderful holiday cottage. Just yards from the beach, it...

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  • halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands
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    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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  • 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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  • 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 - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    These two detached holiday lodges occupy a marvellous situation in the heart of whisky country, with the impressive...

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  • Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands
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    Arden

    Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5140
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    In a quiet village setting with views towards Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond, this semi-detached, single-storey...
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  • Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands
    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands×

    Ellon Cottage

    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: W43335
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    - 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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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
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    Achaneich Stable Cottage

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511258
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    Achaneich Stable Cottage stands in the grounds of an historic Highland house which dates back to 1600. Set in 2...
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  • Lochend near Inverness, Highlands
    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands×

    Bona Lighthouse Stables

    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511465
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    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Built almost 200 years ago to guide ships into the Caledonian Canal, the beautiful Bona Lighthouse to which Bona...
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