10 Facts About Holidaying in the Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides are located off the west coast of Scotland. They are a chain of 12 islands connected to the Scottish mainland. The islands encompass 150 miles of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Minch. Some of the most populated islands of the Outer Hebrides are the Lewis and Harris, South Uist, North Uist, Benbecula and the Barra. There are a variety of outdoor activities for vacationers and sightseers of the islands of the Outer Hebrides, which offer many exciting leisure holiday activities throughout the year.

Lake in Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  1. The Gulf Stream dominates the climate in the Outer Hebrides. The temperature is mild throughout the seasons, and much of the weather in the Outer Hebrides originates from the Gulf of Mexico. The average yearly temperature is around 44° F, and the average temperature during the summer months is around 57° F. Visitors here typically travel to the islands during the warmer months.
  2. There are a variety of Scottish holiday ideas, whereby vacationers can enjoy leisure time in the exotic islands of the Outer Hebrides. Some of the popular holiday ideas are romantic honeymoons, luxury cruising and family holidays.
  3. They are home to many hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast venues that appeal to a variety of tastes. Visitors can enjoy viewing the abundant wildlife and enjoy the beautiful weather. There are also wildlife tours, cruises and bird watching cruises.
  4. Some of the well-known beaches throughout the islands are the Luskentyre, Scarista, Traigh Lingeigh, Traigh Hornais, Hosta and Traigh Mhor.
  5. Many popular outdoor adventures include fishing, golf, hiking and surfing.
  6. The islands have rich, historical sceneries which attracts many photographers and artists. The sceneries comprise of beautiful sandy beaches and rugged hills. The islands are also home to the world-famous Callanish stones.
  7. The richness in culture of the people attracts visitors from all over the world to celebrate the holidays, and enjoy the musical festivals, including the feisean, mods and ceilidhs.
  8. The Outer Hebrides are home to many historical museums and monuments, including the Ness Museum, Kildonan Museum and the Berneray Historical Society and Visitor Centre.
  9. There are many specialized Scottish holidays for visitors to enjoy cultural experiences. Some of the popular events are the Family Steam Trains and Wildlife week, Family Scottish Highlands Adventure and the Luxury E-type Jaguar weekend.
  10. Some of the world-renowned natural attractions of the Outer Hebrides are Gearrannain Blackhouse VilIage, the Golden Road, Harris Tweed and the Kisimul Castle. In addition to the natural attractions and sceneries, there are many diverse restaurants and shopping venues.
Boat in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland

The exotic islands of the Outer Hebrides are great destinations for walking tours and other outdoor activities as well as many indoor sceneries and attractions. Wherever you travel in these Scottish islands, you will be surrounded by the stunning view of the ocean water in addition to the mountains that provides an exotic contrast to the ocean scenery. Plan your next holiday, and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the Outer Hebrides.

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