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Highlands

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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  • Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands
    Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Steadings Apartment

    Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5362
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Nestling in the heart of the historic village of Kinlochleven and surrounded by magnificent mountains, lochs and glens,...
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  • Near Lochailort, Highlands
    Near Lochailort, Highlands×

    The Dairy House

    Near Lochailort, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy...

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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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  • Loch Ness-Side, Highlands
    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands×

    Woodside Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands

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    Ref: S4105
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Glorious views across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and a lavishly appointed interior with luxuries for...

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

    Bay Cottage

    Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511232
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Glencoe, Highlands
    Glencoe, Highlands×

    Glencoe Cottage

    Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: 26296
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Adjacent to Glencoe Lochan, this quiet and secluded holiday property is in the wing of the old Glencoe estate house....

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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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  • Lochend near Inverness, Highlands
    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands×

    Bona Lighthouse Stables

    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511465
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands
    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Tsitika Holiday Apartment

    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: W40637
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site

    Quiet location with stunning views

    This bright and attractive first floor holiday apartment, situated in the...

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