• Tigh Dearg Hotel
    Accommodation

    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. 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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Events this month

  • Events this month

    Events on April 4, 2015
    North Uist Sea Poems
    Starts: 7:15 pm
    Ends: April 4, 2015 - 9:45 pm
    Location: Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Na h-Eileanan an Iar HS6 5AA, United Kingdom
    Description: Poetry and music with Pauline Prior-Pitt and friends including new music (harp, flute, violin and cello) by Catherine Eunson for the North Uist Sea Poems.
    Saturday 19:15 to 21:30 Entry £8
    Events on April 11, 2015
    The sound of Blueflint
    Starts: 10:00 pm
    Ends: April 11, 2015 - 10:30 pm
    Location: An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, SC HS1 2DS, United Kingdom
    Description: The sound of Blueflint is defined by the sublime close harmonies of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson whose voices are accompanied by a five-piece line-up intertwining banjos, fiddle, piano and more
    Location: Auditorium
    Cost: £12.00
    Events on April 17, 2015
    RURA
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: April 17, 2015 - 8:30 pm
    Location: An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, SC HS1 2DS, United Kingdom
    Description: Rugged yet disciplined, heartfelt whilst rousing and anthemic, refreshingly contemporary but rooted in tradition, all-together punch-packing .Rura are at the forefront of Scottish folk. Location: Auditorium Cost:£12.00