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Holidays in North Scotland

Northern Scotland cottages

Visit Northern Scotland

Encompassing dramatic mountain ranges, mysterious lochs, ancient pine forests and a pristine coastline, Northern Scotland offers a wild landscape unlike anything you may have experienced before. From the outer reaches of the Scottish Islands and fishing villages along the coastline, to the natural wilderness of the Highlands inland, there is so much to see, do and explore.

Relax and unplug in one of our Northern Scotland cottages and immerse yourself in a variety of cultural events, whisky trails and some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in the country.

Guide to Ullapool

Ullapool is a small seaside town in North West Scotland, remote and idyllic in its own little part of the world. Come and read all about this bustling tourist route, set on the famous NC500 driving route taking you on a unique experience through the rugged Highlands.

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Guide to The Cairngorms

One of the most beautiful landscapes in Scotland, The Cairngorms National Park is home to amazing scenery, stunning mountain range and an abundance of wildlife. Whether you like to ski or surf, hike or relax, the Cairngorms has something for everyone. Find out more...

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Guide to the Highlands

Whether you're after towering mountains, vast lochs or long sandy beaches, the Highlands has it all. One of Scotland's best and most visited regions, this incredible area has plenty to offer and enjoy during your next Scottish holiday.

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Guide to Fort William

Commonly known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK, Fort William is a bustling town which attracts people from all over the UK and beyond.

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Why you should drive the NC500

The North Coast 500 is a spectacular driving route taking you on a magical tour around North Scotland. Covering 500 miles of rugged land and unforgettable scenery this would be an amazing activity during any North Scotland holiday. 

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Guide to Loch Ness

Loch Ness in the north of Scotland is home to the countries most enduring legend – the eponymous and most mystical Loch Ness Monster.Loch Ness is one of northern Scotland's top holiday destinations. There are a fantastic range of things to do to make the most of your holiday in this amazing area.

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Where to see the northern lights

Read on to discover the five regions where you could get a good sighting of the northern lights in the north of Scotland. 

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Things to do in Northern Scotland

The North of Scotland is an outdoor adventurer’s dream. Head to Fort William and scale the heights of Ben Nevis; explore the breathtaking scenery of the Cairngorms National Park; hunt for mythical beasts at Loch Ness; witness a thrilling Highland Game and embark on a tour of the Outer Hebrides, Orkneys or the Shetland Islands. If you’re lucky, you may just get a glimpse of the Northern Lights too.

Head over to North East Scotland to the Moray Firth and Aberdeenshire Coast boast some incredible beaches and are a great spot for dolphin and whale watching. If you prefer the bright lights of the city, head to Inverness and experience a traditional ceilidh in the vibrant capital of the Highlands. The unrivalled mix of culture, history, architecture and warm hospitality in the northern reaches of Scotland are second to none. Head to north west Scotland to the historic fishing town of Ullapool which is the mainland’s gateway to the Outer Hebrides. There are endless adventures to be had in Northern Scotland. 

Take on the world famous North Coast 500 driving route where you can start and finish in Inverness, the heart of the Highlands. Take in the sights of Lochcarron, Torridon, Poolewe, Durness and many more Highland villages which are surrounding by rugged mountains, woodland and oceans. It is the perfect way to sample the Scottish culture. Further to the south of the Highlands sits Fort William, this is a town with much history and is the centre for outdoor acitivity with Ben Nevis being right on the doorstep. 

Sprinkled amongst this magnificent land, our self-catering accommodation includes romantic retreats for two, castles for big celebrations and cosy boltholes where your dogs too and these can be the perfect base for any northern Scotland holiday. From the Cairngorms to the Grampians and Moray to the Isle of Skye, experience Scotland in its purest form.

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