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Welcome to the Outer Hebrides

It’s over to you,

let your story begin.

  1. The Outer Hebrides have some of the very best seafood, smokehouses, distilleries and crofting produce. These artisan, independent producers showcase the best that our Atlantic Larder has to offer.

Welcome.  How are you?

Fàilte.  Dè do chor?


Learn More Gaelic

Our islands

  1. Callnish Stonres with fanmily walking around. Female in yellow jacket
    Delve into the past and explore the beautiful island of Lewis, the largest island in the archipelago
  2. Seilebost and Luskentyre BEaches
    Mesmerising beaches, a lunar like rocky landscape and breathtaking mountains
  3. Sunset beach, South Uist
    Six islands connected by causeways. Beach paradises, abundant colourful machair (grasslands), rugged bays and hills and vibrant communities.
  4. Kisimul Castle and kayaker
    Head to Barra for coastal adventure, a castle in the middle of a bay and beach plane landing!
  5. St Kilda cottage with light on
    Take a trip to the awe inspiring uninhabited island of St Kilda. The reward will be a lifetime of memories to this dual World Heritage Site.
  6. Sound of Harris ferry coming into port
    With 12 inhabited islands and numerous uninhabited islands in our archipelago, each with their own character and story, you may want to explore them all (or at least most of them!).

You can't fight these islands, you have to go with their flow.

But if you surrender yourself to them...your focus changes from a preoccupation with problems, to a realisation of everything else on offer.

From the beauty of the beaches and cliffs, to an appreciation of a very different way of life.


                                                                                                         Peter May, Author  

Experience Hebridean life

  1. Starfish in hand at a beach
    Find out more guidance about what to expect this year when you travel to our islands.
  2. Surfer with surf board
    Read our FAQs, there is lots of useful information to help you have a great stay!
  3. Outer Hebrides is a special place, help us keep it that way
    Follow the Outer Hebrides a special P.L.A.C.E. visitor code and help us keep our islands special.
  4. Bike outside charlies bistro, benbecula
    We have pulled together a list of whats open - campsites, toilets, things to see and do, accommodation and places to eat and drink.
  5. Map of public toilets, chemical toilet disposal points and recycling centres
    A google map of Public Toilets, CDP's, Recycling, Campsites and Overnight Parking Spots
  6. Blue bedroom in self catering cottage
    We know how difficult it is to find self catering accommodation at the moment. Browse through our members who have listed their availability here.
  7. Sheppard Hut aurora borealis (northeern lights)
    Find your perfect place to stay. There are lots of places, on all the islands to choose from and fully equipped to accommodate all your needs.
  8. Ferry docked at Castlebay next to Kisimul Castle
    Start planning your trip here with lots of useful information.
  9. Welcome Pont A board
    A visit to them is a MUST for anyone looking for the local intel, events, maps, activities, accommodation and lots more!
  10. Calum MacLean and Kate MacDonald labelling Downpour Sloe Gin at North Uist Distillery
    Follow Calum Maclean as he tours around our islands in a series of videos, meeting locals and finding out more about the unique Gaelic language and culture here in the Outer Hebrides.
  11. Scallops on blue table, Uig
    And get a real taste of the Outer Hebrides. Sample the delicious delights of our Atlantic larder.
  12. Coinneach Macleod, Hebridean Baker on Luskentyre Beach
    For anyone who loves the Outer Hebrides, the Hebridean Baker’s book is a real treat! Packed with 75 recipes we have a few favourites here including Aunt Bellag's Duff and Isle of Harris Gin and Raspberry Pavlova.
  13. National Cycle Network sign
    Explore the islands by cycling or walking the Hebridean Way long distance cycling and walking routes that span 10 islands, over 6 causeways and 2 ferries
  14. West Beach Berneray
    We are delighted with this news. West Beach is magical and a hidden gem! Here are some more beaches off the beaten track which are a MUST visit.
    5th March 2021
  15. Trail marker for bird of prey trail at langass, north uist
    For the best places to see birds of prey including Golden Eagles.
  16. Eriskay causeway from Beinn Sciathan
    Capture magnificent sunsets and breathtaking views on the Photography Trail.
  17. Harris Tweed purses
    With its own act of parliament, no visit to the Outer Hebrides is complete without a purchase of Harris Tweed!
  18. Outer Hebrides Bradt Guide by Mark Rowe
    Bradt Guides is offering readers of this website a special 25% discount off Mark Rowe’s acclaimed guide to the Outer Hebrides. To claim your discount, please enter code OHTOURISM25 at checkout.
  19. Taking a photo on a beach with mobile
    A HUGE thanks to the many folk who helped us with this new website.
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