The Highlands are most often called the Scottish Highlands and comprise a large area of sparsely populated land stretching up to the tip of Scotland and beyond. The area contains some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK, numerous National Parks and Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest peak.
Transport links into the Highlands are excellent although travel within the area is dependent on the exact location and the prevailing weather. There are amenities available within the region but again these do depend on location and one's ability to travel. It would be wise to personally research the local area if specific facilities are required. Property ranges from old Victorian houses and flats to houses, both large and small, in extremely rural locations and if you fancy a castle, there are quite a few to choose from.