Looking for a 5 star or luxury Highland cottage? The Scottish Highlands have to be one of Scotland’s top holiday destinations and are a beautiful area to enjoy a cottage break.
Speak to those who have been to this part of Scotland and they are likely to recommend it for its stunning scenery which includes mountains, glens, lochs as well as the coastal Highlands. This part of Scotland should be perfect for nature lovers or anyone looking to enjoy outdoor pursuits on their luxury get-away. Breathe in the fine Scottish air and visit various attractions from castles to whisky distilleries. Walk or drive along the Great Glen Way and enjoy the finer things in Scotland from locally produced sticky toffee pudding to malt whisky. The Highlands can be a truly special place for a luxury self-catering break.
The Highlands is a culturally distinct area of Scotland, with a wonderful ancient history, strong cultural heritage and the amazing Gaelic language. In terms of brilliant places to visit, the Highlands boast a wealth of beautiful castles such as Eileen Donan Castle, Urqhart Castle or Dunvegan Castle and gardens. Other interesting places to visit include Corrieshalloch Gorge, The Falls of Glomach or visit Britain’s first nature reserve Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.
When it comes to activities there is also plenty on offer in the Scottish Highlands. Bag a munro in the Cairngorms or enjoy walking or hiking along the Great Glen Way. Take a boat trip on one of the lochs or visit the Black Isle and take a dolphin watching trip. For those of adventurous spirit why not try your hand at rock climbing? For the more active visitor, the Highlands can offer a huge variety of activities for you to get stuck into such as skiing, walking, cycling, pony trekking, fishing, golf, sailing, climbing, mountaineering, white-water rafting, gorge walking or even tree climbing. There are even opportunities to take part in a collection of these activities by joining an adventure sport provider where qualified instructors will guide you through a selection of exciting outdoor pursuits. For more adventurous activities do make sure that you book proper tuition and a guide.
We hope we’ve given you a picture of the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. For more inspiration on luxury cottage holidays in this part of Scotland click for more information on our Highlands Guide. Whether you choose to stay in a romantic cottage, a luxury cabin or a country house, have a fabulous time!