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The Hebrides attractions & tourist information
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The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations thanks to its breathtaking landscapes, pretty coastal villages, incredible wildlife, and near-limitless opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors. In this article, you’ll discover 20 amazing facts about the Isle of Skye that will hopefully surprise you and maybe even encourage you to book a trip to see this amazing island for yourself.
The second-largest island in the Inner Hebrides – the Isle of Mull – is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations thanks to its wide range of attractions that include dramatic mountains, lush forests, historic buildings, golden beaches and stunning coastlines. Discover the top attractions for couples on the Isle of Mull with this guide which features a selection of visitor favourites alongside immersive 360° photos.
The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s biggest tourism success stories, attracting over 600,000 visitors annually to the dramatic landscapes this west coast island is famed for. In this article, you’ll discover a collection of the best family attractions on the Isle of Skye along with a few suggestions for less-visited places. In addition, there are 360° photos that allow you to look around each attraction from every angle.
Armadale Castle on the Isle of Skye is one of the island’s most-visited tourist attractions. Visitors can explore extensive grounds that feature an arboretum, landscaped gardens, woodland walks and a children’s play park, as well as the castle ruins and a fascinating museum.
The Arnol Blackhouse on the Isle of Lewis is a fine example of one of the traditional thatched stone-walled houses that served as home to both people and animals on Scotland’s west coast islands for hundreds of years. The restored building at Arnol – number 42 – sits in an idyllic setting on Lewis, surrounded by open fields and complete with authentic piles of cut peat and harvested crops.
Tag: Mountains & Hills
With a peak of 966 metres (3,169 feet), Ben More is the highest mountain on the Isle of Mull. The mountain is located on the shores of Loch na Keal and Loch Beg where it offers spectacular views from two very different approaches on the north and south sides. Discover everything you need to know about Ben More with this complete visitor guide.
The remains of long-abandoned villages can be seen all over the Isle of Skye, but Boreraig – situated 4 1/2 miles south of Broadford – is perhaps the most hauntingly beautiful. Visiting Boreraig takes walkers on a 9-mile circular trail from Broadford to the shore of Loch Eishort, across heather-covered moorland on a rough path that offers stunning views along the way.
The Callanish Standing Stones are located on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. These huge granite stones (the largest is 16 feet tall) were erected 5,000 years ago in the late Neolithic era, possibly for ritual use. The site comprises a cross shape of monoliths around a central circle of 13 stones, with an avenue of a further 19 stones facing northeast.
The Carsaig Arches are located on the south side of the Isle of Mull. From Carsaig Pier it takes around 6 hours to walk the 8-mile return route which is very difficult due to the boulder-strewn coastline that has no obvious path. Walking the coastline is worth every bit of the effort involved though, not only for the scenic views of Islay and Jura but also for the wildlife that can be seen in this remote part of the island.
Tag: Towns & Villages
Castlebay is the main settlement on the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides. The village is a popular tourist destination, but it is perhaps best known for the ferry terminal which provides links to Oban on the mainland and the isles of Tiree and South Uist. Castlebay is a good base to explore Barra as it allows easy access to the A888 ring road and the Isle of Vatersay. The village also features a number of attractions including the famous Kisimul Castle.
For 700 years Duart Castle has dominated the Sound of Mull on the Isle of Mull, where its mighty curtain walls have defended the seat of Clan Maclean. The castle is located on a peninsula on the southeast of the island where it welcomes visitors with facilities including knowledgeable tour guides, nature walks, a café, and a gift shop.
Finlaggan is the former home of Scotland’s ‘Lord of the Isles’ which is located a few miles southwest of Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay. Access to Finlaggan is via a wooden walkway that leads from the visitor centre to a small island where tourists will discover a number of standing stones, graves, and ruined houses. Discover Finlaggan with this guide which features an overview and lots of useful visiting tips and advice.
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