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

    Woodpecker Cottage

    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 23492
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    - 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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  • Castletown, near Thurso, Highlands
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    Gladstone Cottage

    Castletown, near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: W41543
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Coastal location

    This attractive ground floor holiday apartment forms part of a stone cottage situated in...

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  • Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands
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    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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  • Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands
    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands×

    Glacour Studio

    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands

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    Ref: W1410
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    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy the splendour and magnificence of Strathconon, a beautiful glen deep in the Highlands. This studio cottage, a...
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  • Ballachulish, Highlands
    Ballachulish, Highlands×

    MacKenzie Cottage

    Ballachulish, Highlands

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    Ref: 26400
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in the village of Ballachulish, just 1 mile from historic Glencoe, this semi-detached property offers an...

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  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Baltinna West

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    In a romantic setting amid stunning scenery, made famous by the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen TV series,...

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  • Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands
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    Birch Lodge

    Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 28880
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location

    Set in an enviable location on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with stunning panoramic views of Ben Nevis and the...

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  • Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands
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    Ghillies Rooms

    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511319
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    - 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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  • Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands
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    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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  • 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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  • Glaick of Kessock, Highlands
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    Eagle’s Nest

    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands

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    Ref: 18177
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This refurbished holiday cottage is set in an orchard amidst the Ord Hill Forest, a few miles from the city of...

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  • Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands
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    The Hollies

    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511476
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting, The Hollies has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard to ensure...
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