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Welcome to the Outer Hebrides: Islands on the Edge

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.

Hebrides: Islands on the Edge

If you have been watching the Western Isles-based BBC wildlife documentary series Hebrides: Islands on the Edge, you may have been inspired to find out more about our amazing islands.

Fans of the BBC nature documentary about our unique Scottish islands will find all they need to plan a holiday in the Outer Hebrides on the pages of this site.

Inspired by the documentary film Hebrides: Islands on the Edge? Want to see for yourself the amazing spectacles described by the nature documentary’s narrator Ewan McGregor? Then start planning your Outer Hebrides holidays now.

Nature lovers interested in learning more about the Scottish islands featured in BBC1 nature documentary can find information here on everything from birds of prey and seabirds in the Hebrides to marine life around our islands and wildlife that thrives in our machair, mountains and moorlands.

Join us in the islands of the Outer Hebrides to experience life on the edge of Europe’s Atlantic Ocean.

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