THE OUTER HEBRIDES ('NA H-EILEANAN AN IAR' FOR OUR GAELIC SPEAKERS) ARE SCOTLAND'S ATLANTIC ISLANDS. A WHOLE CHAIN OF A DOZEN INDIVIDUAL, BUT INTER-CONNECTED, ISLANDS SURROUNDED BY OCEAN AND SHARING BIG LANDSCAPES, WHITE BEACHES, STRONG TRADITIONS AND A WARM GAELIC WELCOME.
As one of Europe’s last untouched natural habitats, the Outer Hebrides offer visitors an unforgettable experience – the perfect place to immerse your senses in, on or by the water. Whether strolling across white sand beaches or being mesmerised by sea-birds circling St Kilda’s towering sea cliffs, ancient cultures to spark your interest are never far away.
Each of the islands have their own unique personality and distinctive landscape from Vatersay and Barra in the South, up through South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Harris, Lewis and across to St Kilda.
With some of the planet’s most stunning beaches, fresh seafood shacks, distillery tours as well as captivating seals and dolphins, create an action-packed West Coast Waters itinerary jam-packed with ever-lasting memories, or simply leave the beaten track far behind, following your senses wherever they take you.
The Outer Hebrides is part of West Coast Waters 2020 and consists of several islands spanning from Barra and Vatersay through the Uists and Benbecula to Harris and Lewis and also across to St Kilda.
A visit to the Outer Hebrides, embeds you in the wilderness of Scotland, in all its rugged beauty. Travel slowly, absorbing the authentic rural lifestyle of any single island, or undertake a 185-mile adrenaline-fuelled cycle ride along the Hebridean Way running fthe ull-length of this captivating chain of islands.
You can immerse yourself further into the area by visiting www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk to explore options and plan your own West Coast Waters adventure.