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Highlands and Islands Scotland holiday cottages

Highlands and Islands holiday cottages

The rugged countryside, wild coastline and centuries of dramatic history imbue the region with a sense of stark beauty. There is truly no place in Europe to match the grandeur of Scotland's Highlands and Islands. The Great Glen and Loch Ness slash the region in two, from Inverness on the east coast to Fort William in the west. It is a vivid reminder of the tumultuous history of this remote area of the British Isles. Further reminders of conflict are never far away, from the Culloden battlefield to the Commando monument at Spean Bridge. And yet the welcome is as warm as the people. From the most northerly mainland town Wick, near the ever popular of John O'Groats to the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye, you will find a genuine sense of hospitality that belies the cold winter climate and barren mountains. There is a sense of peace here, of timelessness that suits Europe's last great wilderness.

You could find yourself completely relaxed in a remote log cabin or holiday cottage, reconnecting with friends and family or reigniting your relationship on a romantic break. Enjoy a short break walking or skiing in the Cairngorms National Park or climbing Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. You'll find atmospheric towns and Scotland's newest city, Inverness. You'll find families welcome and dog friendly accommodation. But whether you stay in a stylish boutique cottage or a simple farmhouse, you'll find a destination unlike any other. You might even find yourself.

The Scottish Highlands and Islands form a diverse environment ideal for family holidays and romantic breaks alike. Rolling countryside contrasts with the barren moorland just as bustle of Inverness varies from the solitude of the most remote log cabin. You will find historic castles and ancient monuments, fine hotels and homely holiday cottages. It's a great place to unwind with friends and family and relax with the family in child friendly accommodation. It is a unique place, with breath-taking scenery, fascinating history and some of the world's oldest monuments. And for a place with such a small population it packs in some of the heartiest welcomes anywhere.

Shown on the map and list below are the popular places in Highlands and Islands. To see the properties near a particular town click on a map marker or list item... alternatively click ‘refine your search’ to browse for a particular Highlands and Islands holiday home. If you wish to make a broader search click on the name of your preferred county.

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