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Scottish island hopping holidays

The Western Isles.

Full of history, amazing scenery and wildlife, the Western isles is a wonderful location for a holiday - touring by car, by bicycle or using public transport.

The journey from Stornoway to Castlebay crosses nine of the Western Isles in total, with two ferry crossings and the remaining links via causeways. As you progress thrugh your Scottish island hopping holidays in the Western Isles you cannot fail to be captivated by this series of  islands, spanning around 150 miles in length and averaging perhaps 10 miles wide.

Apart from the nine islands of a Hebridean Island Hopper or Experience holiday (see Prices by Sea) there are five other small islands that you can visit along the way.  In all, there are over 60  islands in the Western Isles, mostly uninhabited.

Boat trips with various operators are available to the double World Heritage site of the St Kilda archipelago.  For this destination, you need to book as soon as your Hebridean Hopscotch Holiday is confirmed, as most dates are over-subscribed - only a few dozen visitors make the trip each week,

You can also take boat trips to the Shiants, Mingulay, the Monach isles, the Flannans, Scarp, Taransay and North Rona.

Barra - a gem in the Western IslesOur holidays in the Western Isles are booked for you by advisors who are resident within the Western Isles and know them well.  Because we actually use the local faciities, we can offer first hand information them, as well as about the hotels, B&B (bed and breakfast) and guest house or inn accommodation.

During your visit to the Western Isles, we encourage you to see Lewis, Harris, Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay and Barra.  You can aso include Gt. Bernera, Scalpay, Flodda, Grimsay and Vatersay.  

The Isle of Skye, which remains in Inverness-shire, is an interesting point of entry to the Outer Hebrides, via the Calmac ferry from Uig to Tarbert, so we include it in several of the holiday suggestions you will find when you explore the links at the left of this page.

Lewis - the largest of the Western Isles

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