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Welcome to the Outer Hebrides: The Official Tourist Information Website

Situated on Europe’s Atlantic edge, the Scottish Western Isles of the Outer Hebrides are a diverse chain of inter-connected islands with their own unique way of life.

From the northernmost headlands of the Isle of Lewis to the southern tip of Vatersay, the Outer Hebrides islands on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean offer an exciting assortment of entertainments and attractions.

Experience the peace and tranquillity of this isolated environment or accept the warm Western Isles welcome of communities waiting to offer you some traditional Hebridean hospitality.

Explore our rich island history and discover a superb selection of museums and monuments or witness carefully preserved Gaelic culture in a region where crofting, community events and ceilidhs bring people together like nowhere else on earth.

Why not follow in the footsteps of the new BBC documentary series Hebrides: Islands on the Edge,  and come and spot birds, beasts and all the rest of the Hebrides wildlife that flourishes in our unique environment, or enjoy the other activities on offer in our amazing outdoors – from cycling to canoeing, kayaking to kitesurfing and walking to windsurfing.

Be inspired by our stunning sea views and endless skyscapes (which are currently featuring prominently on the BBC’s new Hebrides: Islands on the Edge series narrated by Ewan McGregor) or simply soak up the amazing Outer Hebridean atmosphere on one of our myriad of main and outlying islands.

On these pages you can find  a complete guide to Hebrides tourism including accommodationplaces to visitactivitiesinformation and events and plan your own personally tailored visit – from short breaks to romantic weekends to activity weeks.


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