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Immerse yourself in the ancient mysteries of the Outer Hebrides with a visit to the Callanish Stone Circle, a 5,000-year-old stone circle on the island of Lewis, or see how Hebridean crofters eked out a living from the land at the fascinating Arnol Blackhouse.
For an exhilarating mountain ascent, take the steep approach to Clisham on Harris, over the rough-hewn ridges of Mulla-Fo-Thuath and Mulla-Fo-Dheas. Experiencing true remoteness is also possible on a boat trip to St. Kilda, the westernmost point in Scotland. This uninhabited archipelago is a nature reserve, and was once the home of a group of hardy islanders. Today it remains a haven for sea birds. Explore St Kilda’s fascinating story and see the abundant wildlife that characterises the area on a fairy-tale visit.
The Outer Hebrides has offered a peaceful and inspiring refuge for many artists, writers and creative thinkers. Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre on the island of North Uist is the perfect place to learn about the artistic and cultural life of the islands. Introduce yourself to the local history of the Hebrides at The Kinloch Museum on the Isle of Lewis, or explore ancestral connections at the Angus Macleod Archive.
Fashions change with times but Harris Tweed has remained popular for centuries – discover the process behind the crafting of this iconic Hebridean material at the Carloway Mill on the Isle of Lewis. Throughout the Hebrides there are many arts and crafts studios where you can see working craftspeople and pick up distinctive souvenirs.
Shop for paintings, textiles, pottery, handmade jewellery and accessories in the independent shops of the Outer Hebrides. Find yourself a unique gift to take home from this island paradise. Stornoway, the main town on the islands, has many fine shops that will reward the inquisitive shopper. There are plenty of places to eat in Stornoway too, including cosy cafes and award-winning restaurants. Traditional local delicacies include Stornoway black pudding and seafood lovers won’t want to miss a plate of fresh, hand dived scallops. There are a variety of events and festivals on the Outer Hebrides throughout the year, which attract an international crowd. The Ceòlas music festival in South Uist, and the Hebridean Celtic Festival, celebrate the area’s musical heritage. A trip to an annual Highland Games event in the area is a nice way to see the lighter side of these incredible islands too.
Wherever you choose to stay in the Outer Hebrides, you will certainly find a peaceful Scottish haven. Get away from it all by booking a hotel and flights with Expedia.
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is steps away from An Lanntair and Lewis Loom Centre. Museum Nan Eilean and Lews Castle are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated near the airport, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Lewis Loom Centre and An Lanntair. Museum Nan Eilean and Lews Castle are also within 15 minutes.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lewis Loom Centre and An Lanntair. Lews Castle and Museum Nan Eilean are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in the heart of Stornoway, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum Nan Eilean, An Lanntair and Lewis Loom Centre. Lews Castle and St Columba’s Church are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Situated in Isle of Lewis, this bed & breakfast is close to Uig Sands. Regional attractions also include Callanish Stone Circle and Garenin Blackhouse Village.
Situated in South Uist, this eco-friendly hotel is 4 mi (6.4 km) from Askernish Golf Club and within 12 miles (20 km) of Kildonan Museum and Loch Druidibeg National Nature Reserve. Eriskay Beach and Barra Beach are also within 32 miles (52 km).
Situated in Stornoway, this cottage is within 2 miles (3 km) of Museum Nan Eilean, Lewis Loom Centre and An Lanntair. Lews Castle and St Columba’s Church are also within 3 miles (5 km).