St Kilda is an isolated archipelago of volcanic islands that lie 40 miles to the west of the main archipelago chain.
With the highest sea cliffs in Britain, St Kilda is the most important sea bird breeding station in north west Europe. This dual World Heritage Site has the largest colony of guillemots in the world, the oldest and largest colony of fulmars, the biggest colony of puffins in Britain and over one million birds in total.
Owned by the National Trust for Scotland, St Kilda was once populated by the unique and hardy Kildians, who due to poverty and starvation were forced to leave the islands in the last century. There is an abandoned village on the island you can visit where the houses are still relatively intact and lots of stories and folklore about life on St Kilda has been preserved. St Kilda is also a National Nature reserve due to its importance with seabirds.
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