Trails and Journeys
There is so much for visitors to discover on their Outer Hebrides holiday, with attractions in the Western Isles on offer to suit all styles.
Some visitors come to enjoy outdoor activities in the Outer Hebrides, others are attracted by the Western Isles scenery and still more are drawn by curiosity about something associated with the area.
With this in mind we have put together a collection of tours and trails around the Outer Hebrides that will help visitors discover more about these Scottish islands’ history, inhabitants and influence.
In the following pages you can find a selection of suggested Outer Hebrides itineraries that will help you to discover more about certain aspects of the Western Isles’ identity.
Enjoying a holiday in the Outer Hebrides? Why not follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie, who is said to have scattered seeds from his native France amidst the machair grasses of our Scottish islands before seeking refuge here following his defeat at the bloody Battle of Culloden.
Bookworms will love exploring all the areas of our Western Isles that have influenced authors through the ages – from Compton Mackenzie’s Whisky Galore, which drew its influence from events on and around Eriskay to Hergé’s Tintin, whose Black Island adventure is influenced by Barra’s Castlebay and Kisimul Castle to Peter May's Lewis Trilogy which is inspired by these islands.
If you have read the Lewis Trilogy by Peter May, you may be interested in following the Peter May Lewis Trilogy Trail. Interested in nature? Why not follow the Bird of Prey trail? We can boast that our islands are the stronghold for mny of Scotlands predators and there are fantastic opportunities to see them in this spectacular environment.
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Our holiday operator partner, Hebridean Hopscotch Holidays, is a fully bonded operator with many years experience in providing individually arranged holidays in the Outer Hebrides. Their holiday advisers live locally and they can discuss your plans, offer advice, submit a firm holiday quotation and, if acceptable, arrange all your sea or air travel, accommodation and activities to suit your requirements. Use our expertise to get the most out of your holiday.