Outer Hebrides

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    Vatersay (pictured), Luskentyre, Scarista...the Outer Hebrides are packed with stunning white beaches

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    The rolling moorland hills & freshwater lochs of the Uists are perfect for fishing and bird-watching

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    Vatersay, Luskentyre (pictured), Uig Sands...the Outer Hebrides are packed with stunning white beaches

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    Learn more about the islander's traditional way of life at Gearannan blackhouse village

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    The 4000 yr old standing stones at Callanish, Lewis

  • Fly-drive through the Western Isles


    Island-hop through the contrasting isles of the Outer Hebrides, from Barra, through the Uists to Skye, then back to Harris and Lewis.

  • Hebridean Triangle

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    Ideally suited for those who prefer short ferry routes, this holiday combines the islands of Skye, North Uist, Harris and Lewis.

  • Outer Hebrides Hopscotch

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    The perfect introduction to these magical islands, 7 nights exploring Barra, the Uists & Harris

Outer Hebrides Top Tips:

  • Beaches, beaches, beaches - Vatersay, Luskentyre, Uig Sands, Scarista...the Outer Hebrides are packed with stunning white beaches.
  • St Kilda - take a day trip to the magical island of St Kilda, the remotest part of the British Isles
  • Callanish Standing Stones - as impressive as Stonehenge, you can get up close to these standing stones which are 4,000 years old.
  • Hebridean Celtic Festival - time your visit for July to coincide with this pioneering music festival which attracts world class acts & visitors from all over the world.

Lewis ‘must do’ list:

Explore the standing stones at Callanish

Visit the Pictish Carloway Broch

Learn about traditional island life at a blackhouse village

Enjoy the social scene in bustling Stornoway – music & arts & crafts thrive here

Sample Stornoway’s famous black pudding

Harris ‘must do’ list:

The seemingly endless white beaches

Travel ‘The Golden Road’ – like driving through a lunar landscape

Watch Harris Tweed being woven in crofter’s cottages

A daytrip to the magical isle of St Kilda

Hop across to Berneray – Prince Charles’ favourite island

North & South Uist 'must do' list:

Fishing in one of Uist’s thousands of freshwater lochs

RSPB reserve at Balranald – a birdwatcher’s paradise

The wonderful Taigh Chearsabhagh arts centre in Lochmaddy

Endless white shell beaches on the west coast

Catch a glimpse of traditional crofting activities such as peat cutting or wool dying

Barra ‘must do’ list:

Enjoy the craic at the island’s ceilidhs

Sample the tooth-achingly  sweet but delicious Hebridean Toffee - a luxury tablet made by hand on Barra

The back to back beaches on Vatersay - separated by a stunning carpet of machair wildflowers

Watch the plane land on the beach

Take a trip out to Kisimul Castle – ancestral set of the Clan MacNeil