The Outer Hebrides, an archipelago of rugged islands off Scotland's western coast, beckons adventurers with its unspoiled beauty, rich Gaelic heritage, and a sense of tranquillity that feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Prepare to be captivated by the Outer Hebrides' pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and dramatic cliffs. From the famous Luskentyre Beach to the stunning Isle of Harris, these remote stretches of coastline offer a sense of serenity and a perfect escape for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts. A visit to the Outer Hebrides is an invitation to slow down, connect with nature, and experience a unique and authentic side of Scotland. With its untouched landscapes and rich cultural heritage, this remote paradise promises an unforgettable journey that will leave you longing to return. So what are you waiting for, discover this Scottish paradise from the comfort of one of our cottages in the Outer Hebrides, pack your bags and start discovering this idyllic location.
There is some of the best walking to be had on these Scottish isles. One of the most spectacular is at the Butt of Lewis, the northernmost point in the Outer Hebrides. Feel the power of the North Atlantic crash against the craggy rocks far below and watch the sunsets rise and set here. If you are lucky enough in the late Autumn and winter you might catch a glimpse of the northern lights. Whilst on the Isle of Lewis warm yourself up with a wee dram at the Abhainn Dearg Distillery, tours and tastings are available.
These islands are a safe haven for many birds of prey, particularly for the Golden Eagle, which lives and thrives here. The North Harris Eagle Observatory is an excellent place to start to spot one. Patience and quiet are needed, but the views alone more than make up for this! The islands are steeped in history and culture. Explore ancient standing stones, traditional blackhouses, and well-preserved Iron Age structures like the awe-inspiring Callanish Stones.
Immerse yourself in the Gaelic language, music, and traditional arts, connecting with the vibrant local communities. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities for adventure, including hiking, cycling, and birdwatching. Discover the dramatic landscapes of the Isle of Lewis or the windswept beauty of the Isle of North Uist. The Outer Hebrides is a haven for wildlife, from seals and otters to rare bird species. Embark on wildlife tours, spot dolphins and whales in the surrounding waters, or simply revel in the solitude and natural splendour that surrounds you.
In Berneray you could believe you were in the Caribbean, with 3 miles of golden white sand, high sand dunes and crystal blue waters. West Beach is renowned for its beauty and is a great place to stretch your legs on the Berneray explorer walking route.