Catalina Wreck

Vatersay, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YW

Type:Historic Sites

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The wreck of an RAF Catalina seaplane that tragically crashed on the hill killing three of her nine crew on a training excerise in 1944 can still be seen on the side of the hill at Heishival Beag.

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  2. A monument in memory of those lost in the Annie Jane maritime disaster in 1853.

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  3. Coeloglossum viride

    When heading uphill towards Eorisdale, look out for this easily…

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  1. The Field Gentian (Gentianella Campestris) on Vatersay is home to the largest display on…

    0.78 miles away
  2. Neolithic people settled here around 4000 BC and built an artificial platform behind a…

    1.28 miles away
  3. Our Lady, Star of the Sea, designed by G. Woulfe Brenan and completed in 1888, is perched…

    2.03 miles away
  4. This medieval castle was the seat of the Clan Macneil. Built in the 15th century it was…

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  5. Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky islet just off the coast of Barra at Castlebay

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  6. Award winning Bunting Project bringing people together with connections to Barra and…

    2.13 miles away
  7. Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

    3.21 miles away
  8. The basking SHark (Cetorhinus Maximus) is one of the largest fish seen in the waters…

    3.47 miles away
  9. This is the only standing stone of any size still erect on Barra.

    3.54 miles away
  10. This site was investigated by Channel 4's Time Team in May 2007. Amongst other remains, a…

    4.11 miles away
  11. A path leads into the interior of Barra with views over Heaval, the islands highest peak.…

    4.54 miles away
  12. Watch the seals laze on the rocks off shore - you may even catch them coming for a cheeky…

    4.91 miles away
  13. A well preserved iron age galleried dun situated on hill to the east of Cuier cemetery

    4.96 miles away
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