Outer Hebrides Vacations

Outer Hebrides, which is located in Scotland, United Kingdom, is the sort of destination you'll be talking about long after the vacation’s over.

From here it's 190 miles (306 kilometers) to the southeast to Glasgow and 210 miles (338 kilometers) to the southeast to Edinburgh.

To relax with locals by the sea drive out to at least one of the beaches in Outer Hebrides. Luskentyre Beach and Barra Beach are among the best beaches in this region. Other noteworthy beaches worth checking out are Uig Sands and Vatersay Beach.

Outer Hebrides is filled with fascinating facts and stories; you’ll find plenty to explore when you spend a few hours at its four popular museums. Two not-to-be-missed cultural centers are the An Lanntair and the thought-provoking Kildonan Museum. Culture vultures won’t want to miss the Museum Nan Eilean or maybe the Seallam.

Scattered throughout the area are several wonderful historic castles. You can be certain that your kids will have a ball at Kisimul Castle, Amhuinnsuidhe Castle and Lews Castle.

If you want to surround yourself with nature, go and check out St. Kilda and Balranald RSPB Reserve, two nature preserves where people often come on a fine day. Go for a hike and go birdwatching, before having a snack in the preserves’ pristine surrounds.

On a sunny day, visit Clisham, where families can enjoy a little slice of tranquility. Nature lovers love to hang out here because of its well-tended garden beds and trees.

The Butt of Lewis Lighthouse is one of the more easily recognized structures in this destination. This lighthouse is the perfect place to discover some local history, breathe in the sea air and to feel The ocean’s ever-changing moods.

After exploring all the star attractions on the Outer Hebrides tourist trail, be sure to visit some of these lesser known, but equally rewarding sights. Before you leave this special holiday destination, why not stop by The St. Clement's Church, the Garenin Blackhouse Village, the Arnol Blackhouse and, if you have time, the Callanish Stone Circle.

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