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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


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


Barra Airport

Barra Airport is quite an interesting feature of Barra, mainly because of its unusual runway, using the beach as a runway. Read more


Castlebay Sports Centre

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

Address: Castlebay Isle of Barra HS9 5XD
Tel: 01871 810129/810100
Web: www.cne-siar.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sport-and-health/sports-centres/castlebay-sports-centre/

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

Address: Cleat, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XX
Tel: 01871 810240

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. Read more

Address: Castlebay Isle of Barra HS9 5XD
Tel: 01871 810413
Email: barraheritage@btconnect.com
Web: https://www.barraheritagecentre.com

Kisimul Castle

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



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