Things to do

Things to do

For a small island, Barra punches above its weight when it comes to things to do.    From pristine beaches to walks and outdoor sports like golf and cycling, from historic places and heritage, to one of the only airports in the world to land on the beach.   For things to do if you are moving north through the islands, here are links to the other islands.  South Uist  Benbecula  North Uist Harris Lewis

 

Barra Airport things to do

Barra Airport

Barra Airport is quite an interesting feature of Barra and can be said to be worthy of things to do mainly because of its unusual  landings, using the beach as a runway. Read more

Things to do beaches

5 Superb beaches

The island is well known for its beaches, particularly the beach which hosts the Airport's runway.  Click here to get more information

Barra Golf things to do

Barra Golf Club

Barra Golf Club is the most westerly golf course in the United Kingdom and was established in 1992. Situated at Cleat, near the Isle Of Barra beach Hotel Read more

 

Barra Heritage Centre

Barra Heritage and Cultural Centre

The Barra and Vatersay Heritage Centre, or Dualchas as it is known locally, is situated on the road out of Castlebay in the Vatersay direction. It is on the right hand side of the road next door to the school and swimming baths. The centre is quite active and very often has things to do for children Read more

Castlebay Sports Centre

Castlebay Sports Centre

Castlebay Sports Centre (20 metres by 9 metres) with sauna, is situated next to Castlebay School. Read more

Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea stands proudly above the village of Castlebay. The church has been named to look after those who travel the sea, and represents the strong links with mariners. Read more

Isle of Barra Distillery

Isle of Barra Distillery

The Isle of Barra has a very fine Gin Distillery, situated on the outskirts of Castlebay.  It has a visitor's shop.  READ MORE

Cille Bharra Chapel

Cille Bharra

Cille Bharra is an ancient graveyard with the historic ruins of a medieval church dedicated to St. Barr found in Eoligarry. Read more

Our Lady Star

Heaval

Heaval is the highest hill on Barra, at a height of 1257 feet or, 383 meters. The views from the top are spectacular, particularly looking down towards Castlebay and the islands to the south. Read more

Kisimul Castle

Kisimul Castle

Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky island just off Castlebay and was built around 1039. Read more