Capital of the Highlands and the only major urban centre in the region, Inverness is an obvious base for exploring the more remote areas. Cape Wrath, at the very northwest tip of the mainland, with it sheer cliffs and sand-filled bays sometimes bears the brunt of some very fierce Atlantic storms. To the south, the beautiful expanses of Glen Coe via the Great Glen or to the west, the remote and tranquil Ardnamurchan peninsula with the beautiful 'Road to the Isles' running to Mallaig and Skye beyond. Skye is one of the most popular holiday spots in Scotland and is famed for the harsh peaks of the Cuillins and the bizarre rock formations of the Trotternish peninsula.
Wherever you tour, you'll find outstanding natural beauty, the Cairngorms National Park, Ben Nevis, Ardnamurchan, Glen Affric, the list is as long as the Glen. Athough it is natural to picture the Highlands as a mountainous region, there are also miles of coastline and intriguing islands to explore as well. Here you can have your own private sandy beach with shimmering turquoise waters with nobody else to be seen for miles around. Then there are the amazing flat lands of the Flow Country in Caithness and Sutherland, one of Europe's last great wild places. Not surprisingly, wildlife flourishes in such great wildernesses and you can see dolphins, whales, eagles, deer, otters and much more besides.
The inspiring landscape and the tranquillity and space which it offers are without doubt the main attractions of the region but if you like the active life, the Highlands also offer unsurpassed opportunities for top-class mountaineering, climbing and off-road biking, along with a host of other outdoor pursuits. This is particularly true around Fort William and Lochaber which proclaims itself 'the Outdoor Capital of the UK'. If you prefer your holiday at a slower pace, the region's many historical sites, remote castles, distinctive culture and language and welcoming towns also prove a major draw in their own right.
If you are searching for holiday rental accommodation in the Scottish Highlands you have plenty of choice. The Scottish Highlands are well developed for tourism and there is an extensive choice of holiday rentals including studios, apartments, cottages, duplexes, townhouses, farmhouses and even mansions, to provide you with perfect holiday accommodation facilities. Find suitable holiday homes in the Scottish Highlands and book your choice direct with the owner. If you prefer self catering accommodation there are plenty of choices, otherwise you can choose from bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation.