The Western Isles (Outer Hebrides)
Fàilte gu Na H-Eileanan An Iar
Welcome to the Outer Hebrides!
There are very few places on earth more soothingly beautiful than these Western Isles. The beaches are more than amazing, the landscape almost surreal and there is a sense of remoteness as if you're very, very close to the world's edge. Early Christian stone carvings and crosses can be found on many of the islands, but Dun Carloway Broch is two thousand years old, and Callanish Standing Stones even older.
The few castles are remnants of the power of the Lords of the Isles, who ruled the Hebrides and parts of the mainland in the 14th and 15th centuries.
- This is a personal favourite! (***)
- A real Scottish highlight! (**)
- Have a look if you’re in the area. (*)
- A hefty dollop of imagination is a must. (-)