Our islands ancient history and spectacular landscapes offer unlimited adventures. From strolling along pristine sands, to enjoying sea vistas of turquoise waters or immersing yourself in our Hebridean culture, there are lots of memories to take back home with you!

1. Explore Ancient Monuments

The Outer Hebrides are an area of great interest to archaeologists. Neolithic stone structures, medieval churches, stone circles and even mummies have all been found on the archipelago and many archaeological sites are open to the public to explore. We have a string of local museums in the Outer Hebrides which are worth a visit and in Uist, history has been brought to life through a virtual technology app, Uist Unearthed.  

2. Experience an Outdoor Adventure

Whether on land or on the water we have adventures to suit all.

Looking for a game of golf on the edge of the Atlantic or a horse ride along one of our pristine beaches? Do you want to fish at one of the many lochs on our islands? Or take a hike along one of the many walking routes...we have it covered! 

Our islands are a water sports paradise and you can experience unforgettable adventures weaving your way through our crystal clear waters, peaceful lagoons and stunning beaches. From surfing to kayaking and coasteering to boat trips, the choice is yours. 

3. Wildlife Spotting

We have lots of wildlife spotting opportunities here. You may have to slow your car down (or whatever your mode of transport) as you journey through our islands to let the sheep meander by, let the otter cross the causeway or pull in to catch a glimpse of a soaring golden eagle. 

4. Discover Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed – the world’s most luxurious wool fabric, exclusively handwoven in our islands. You can even visit a weaver and watch them produce this wonderful fabric. Now sold worldwide and woven by many weavers in their own homes on the islands, it is the only fabric in the world today that is guarded and protected by its own Act of Parliament and statutory body, the Harris Tweed Authority.

5.  Cycle or Walk the Hebridean Way

A great way to travel through the islands is by cycling or walking the Hebridean Way. The 185 mile cycling route or the walking route (156 miles) let you experience our stunning landscapes and wildlife.

6.  Sample Local Food and Drink

Locals have produced their own foods since the islands were first settled and that tradition remains today.  The traditional crofting way of life on the islands developed a unique range of food items which can be sampled on the Eat Drink Hebrides Trail.

7. Be inspired by local art 

The Outer Hebrides are home to some of the finest arts and crafts in the world, inspired by the stunning scenery, unique light and rich heritage of the chain of islands. Check out our galleries and craft shops and Made in Outer Hebride guide which lists many of our artists and makers.

8.  Be Guided by a Local Tour Guide     

Our friendly Outer Hebrides tour guides have a wealth of knowledge, whether it is photography, wildlife, history and culture. Our guides not only give you a great insight to our islands, but an all round captivating experience.

Visit our See and Do and Food and Drink pages for more inspiration.