Eileanan Siar

THE OUTER HEBRIDES

A step back in time, immersed in history, rocky landscapes, white sands and crystal-clear waters.

When you set foot on one of the remote islands of the Outer Hebrides, it’s like stepping back in time. They comprise a group of islands off the West Coast of Scotland which are connected by causeways and ferries. The islanders uphold many Scottish traditions such as the Gaelic language, folk music, ceilidhs and are weavers of Harris Tweed.

The islands all offer a wealth of wildlife, culture and history whilst having their own unique charms. There is a mystical castle which sits in the bay of Barra, untouched white sand beaches on Vatersay, and rugged hills on Eriskay. South Uist was home to Flora MacDonald, where you can see the ruin of the farmhouse where she was born. The fertile Machair coastline and sand dunes can be found on North Uist, along with the best-preserved chambered cairn in the Hebrides, the Na h-Eileanan Siar which dates back to 3000BC.

 

Heading North you then encounter the beautiful shifting scenery of Harris and the Stone circles of Lewis.

There is an abundance of traditional thatched crofts scattered across the Outer Hebrides. Gearrannan Blackhouse village is an original crofting village and croft land which is nestled in a secluded bay on Lewis and has been extensively restored to include a museum croft where you can experience an earlier way of life.

 

Outer Hebrides Location Library
BARRA
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BARRA AIRPORT 

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KISIMUL CASTLE, BARRA 

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CALLANISH STONES, LEWIS
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GAERRANNAN BLACKHOUSE VILLAGE, LEWIS
 

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BERNERAY 

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BARPA LANGASS, NORTH UIST 

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TRINITY TEMPLE, CARNISH 

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LOCHMADDY FERRY TERMINAL 

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OUR LADY OF THE ISLES, SOUTH UIST 

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GATLIFF TRUST HOSTEL, BERNERAY 

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VATERSAY 

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