• Tigh Dearg Hotel

    Hotels, self catering, bed and breakfasts and camping for motorhomes and tents.

  • Ardmaree Stores and Lobster Pot Tearoom
    Eating Out

    Barra has restaurants in hotels as well as the famous Kismul Cafe opposite the castle

  • Attractions

    View a range of attractions, including historic sites, beaches, Vatersay and the swimming pool..

Welcome to the Isle of Barra

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. Click here to download

The Isle of Barra is one of the most attractive islands in Britain and recently came first in a ‘Most Beautiful Island’ competition. Its tranquillity, distinctive culture and fascinating history make any visit to Barra a memorable one. It is also an ideal starting point for visiting and exploring the Uists and Benbecula.

The island is only 8 miles long and 4 miles wide, has beautiful white sand beaches and seven lochs which provide great fishing for brown and sea trout. The population is approximately 1300, many of whom still have the Gaelic.

Castlebay was once a 19th century fishing port and today is the main town on the Isle of Barra. There are a couple of hotels, church, post office, school, grocers, supermarket, bank, swimming pool and petrol station.

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Isle of Lewis
Isle of Harris
Isle of North Uist
Isle of South Uist
Isle of  Benbecula

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Isle of Barra and Vatersay

Explore the Outer Hebrides is part of Explore Scotland and has recently been upgrading its websites.  This Barra and Vatersay website is the final one to be completed in the Uist set of sites.  Lewis and Harris are already finished.

Events this month

  • Events this month

    • Events on April 20, 2014
      The Campbells of Greepe folk group
      Starts: 7:30 pm
      Ends: April 20, 2014 - 9:30 pm
      Location: Southend Hall Daliburgh Isle Of South Uist Outer Hebrides HS8 5SS
      Description: The Campbell family – Caimbeulaich a’ Ghnìoba – are one of the great singing dynasties of Scottish Gaelic music. Pipers and singers from the north-west of the Isle of Skye, they are just one ordinary family like the others they grew up with around the small village of Roag, where music was the absolute constant to the whole community’s rural way of life.
      Tel: 01878 700 154