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The Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides

Located on Europe’s Atlantic edge, are the Western Scottish Isles known as the “Outer Hebrides”.  Embracing an island way of life, you can enjoy peace and tranquility while enjoying the white sandy beaches the Outer Hebrides has to offer. Add some depth to your vacation by immersing yourself in the island's preserved Gaelic culture, history, or must-see attractions.

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The Outer Hebrides are comprised of Lewis & Harris, St. Kilda, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, & Barra, each of these offering attractions for everyone to enjoy. Perhaps visit Stornoway, the mainland of Lewis, and the Capital of the Outer Hebrides. Enjoy the local wildlife including dolphins, whales, and birds while on your boat heading to and from the islands. While on the Isle of Lewis you can view prehistoric monuments, such as the Dun Carloway Broch. This monument was used to defend in a raid caused by stolen cattle.


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Attached to the Isle of Lewis you can find Harris, home to the highest mountains in the Outer Hebrides. Stroll down the sandy beaches while taking in the views of Luskentyre Sands.

Isle of Harris Distillery

Afterwards, you can make your way to Tarbet, and enjoy a meal at the Isle of Harris Distillery.

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Looking for a little more adventure? Take advantage of the many outdoor activities offered throughout the islands. Take a stroll or bike ride on the Hebridean Way, a 156-mile walking route, or a 185-mile cycling route, that crosses through 10 islands connected by a combination of causeways and ferries.

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