Isles of Barra and Vatersay
Sitting at the Southern end of the island chain of the Outer Hebrides, Barra and Vatersay offer an exciting mix of contrasting island experiences with something on offer for everyone.
Feel the strong sense of community created by crofters and seafarers who live side by side on these isolated islands each contributing their own important elements to the local identity and taste the fruits of their labours from the local food and drink outlets serving up fresh seasonal fare to fuel your island explorations.
Understand the importance of past on present with visits to sites such as the iconic Kisimul Castle at Castlebay on Barra or the deserted village of Eoradail on Vatersay and listen to the lessons that history has taught these Outer Hebridean islands, allowing them to adapt their existence and survive across the centuries.
View the Barra seals at Seal Bay for a stunning snapshot of the islands natural heritage or stroll amongst the wildflowers on the Vatersay machair to truly understand the allure of Outer Hebridean isolation.
Head for Halaman Bay for some outdoor excitement with perfect seas for swimming and surfing or visit the Dualchas Centre to learn a little more about these island’s rich Hebridean heritage.
Barra and Vatersay are a great place to learn more about the precarious nature of island life, and the way in which this influences everyday island existence to create a unique lifestyle here in the Outer Hebrides that is unmatched anywhere on earth.
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