To best appreciate the beauty of the Hebridean islands, go island hopping and surprise yourself at how contrasting the west and east coasts are.
Famed for some idyllic beaches, explore the white sand and shell-dotted west coast with deep blue waters. Home also to machair, the Gaelic word for the low-lying fertile plain typical of the Outer Hebrides which come alive with wild flowers during the summer months, make sure to pause and soak up this superb natural wonder.
For the rugged mountains and atmospheric heather moorland head to the east where hundreds of fresh waters lochs and several very long fjord like sea lochs awaits.
Outdoor activity enthusiasts won’t be disappointed either. With the rolling hills great for walking and the jagged peaks ideal for climbing, there is no better place to experience a true wilderness than at this natural playground. There are also thousands of lochs where you can pass away a day fishing in the Outer Hebrides, while you soak up the breathtaking scenery.
Being marked with such wonderful variation of scenery, the landscape of Outer Hebrides is built for adventure. Why not try abseiling off the sheer cliffs of Lewis, or perhaps kayak along the coastline dominated by the giant sea cliffs?
Wildlife is also abundant and there is always a possibility of a thrilling encounter. Keep a look out for orcas, basking sharks and bottlenose dolphins, or join a tour for some of the best birdwatching in Scotland including golden eagles and corncrakes.
Whether you’re looking for an inspiration in the gentle rolling hills, want to experience a new great adventure, or are simply looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Outer Hebrides offers the peace and tranquility with a hint of adrenaline that will make your holiday an unforgettable one.