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Welcome to the Isle of Barra

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. 2014-2015

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

Besides the range of popular Western Isles websites, we have composed a range of other website for places of interest, ranging from the Isles of Mull and Iona to  further afield we have produced websites for InvernessHobart in Tasmania and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

How do you train for ultra-marathons when you work on the ferry to the Western Isles?

That was the conundrum faced by Ally MacPherson and he told Personal Best about his unique solution.
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We are traveling by car to the outer Hebrides for the first time and would like to start at the bottom & travel to the top.
We have 7 days and would like to do & see as much as we can! We are particularly interested in the amazing coast line and fabulous beaches.
Any ideas and advice would be much appreciated. I have searched Google for hours but thought it would be a good idea to ask people who live in the area or have already traveled there. Need to get an idea of our route, ferry crossings, must places to visit and camp sites etc.

Hope you can help and thank you very much.

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How could you ignore this wee cuties advice !! Only 3 days left to vote.Siuthad a-nis !

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