Things to see and do in the Outer Hebrides

Journey 30 miles off the west coast of Scotland and explore the Outer Hebrides, an idyllic island chain stretching 130 miles with plenty of things to see and do to keep you entertained.

While you island hop around this stunningly beautiful part of the world, you can uncover your ancestry and the fascinating history of the region at one of many historical sites, check out the thrilling local bird and marine wildlife and witness the thriving arts and culture in the towns and villages, shops, galleries and studios.

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A surfer stands amongst the Calanais Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis


Enjoy a water-based adventure with the range of watersports available in the stunning islands of the Outer Hebrides.

Lobster caught in the waters around the island of Grimsay, Outer Hebrides

Food and drink

Sample delicious food and drink in the Outer Hebrides and discover local flavours and the best places to eat and drink.

The Vatersay Boys, a ceilidh band, performing on the Isle of Berneray

Arts and culture

The Outer Hebrides is a source of inspiration for artists whose work can be viewed in town shops, galleries and studios.