OUTER HEBRIDES - Hebridean Way

Gaelic Island Culture on the Atlantic Ocean

HARRIS - Luskentyre Beach (1)
BARRA - Vatersay Beach

Outer Hebrides sandy beaches and attractions

The Outer Hebrides offer 200 km of prime sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters, majestic mountains and fabulous moorland. An unspoilt natural beauty where incredible wildlife and a fascinating Gaelic culture await you. CalMac and DFDS promise you an island hopping holiday in Scotland with fantastic memories that will last a lifetime.

Wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled by the opportunity to see impressive animals such as sea eagles, otters, dolphins and minke whales. History buffs can visit the mysterious prehistoric stone circles. And if you have a penchant for local specialities, a trip to the multi-award winning Harris Gin Distillery is a must. Explore the wild mountainous landscape, following in the footsteps of Gaelic cultural history.

Let DFDS and CalMac take you on an unforgettable journey in Scotland! Plan your overnight trip to Newcastle and continue to Glasglow within 3 hours by car.

LEWIS - Calanais Stones
LEWIS - Calanais Stones (1)
HARRIS - Luskentyre Beach
HARRIS - Luskentyre Beach (1)

The islands of Lewis and Harris

The island of Harris holds diverse holiday experiences for everyone. Take walks on the white sandy beaches of Luskentyre and Scarista and enjoy the breathtaking sight of the machair - a coastal meadow that turns into a sea of flowers in summer. Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding islands along the rugged hills. Culture lovers should visit the impressive historic St Clement's Church, which dates back to before the Reformation. Also indulge in the local restaurants with their delicious seafood dishes.

Lewis, on the other hand, is the largest of the Outer Hebrides and also an ideal destination on your island tour. It is particularly famous for the prehistoric Calanais Stone Circle. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the region. Don't forget to try the delicious local Stornoway Black Pudding. And end your evening comfortably in a traditional pub with a pint of other exquisite drink!

Berneray West Beach White Sand Esther Sinmiraranadie
Our Lady of the Sea Barra - Image Credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam
BARRA - Dun Cuier - James Smith Photography
UIST - Long Island Retreats @hannyscountrylife

Barra, North Uist and South Uist

The islands of Barra, South Uist and North Uist, along with Harris and Lewis, are some of the best places to visit in the Outer Hebrides and offer stunning scenery and cultural highlights.

On Barra, visit the Barra Heritage & Cultural Centre and learn about the island's rich history. Enjoy views of Seal Bay, where you'll have the chance to see seals in their natural habitat. And climb to the top of Heavel for stunning views of the surrounding islands.

On South Uist, join guided walks through the picturesque countryside and discover the beauty of this place. Sample Scottish specialities in the cosy local restaurants and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere.

Be sure to take a tour of the North Uist Distillery and be amazed by the art of whisky distilling. Also, don't miss a trip to the legendary West Berneray beach, named top 3 most beautiful beaches in the world by Lonely Planet!

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