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Day Trips Around the Islands

 

Visit the Isle of Harris:

Although land linked to the Isle of Lewis, Harris offers very different scenery and like Lewis has a magic of its own. It takes approximately an hour to drive to the ferry port of Tarbert, but go beyond and visit the many small villages and stunning beaches, yet still be home for tea!

Below are just a very small selection of the places to might like to visit in Harris.

Holmasaig Studio Gallery
Ardbuidhe Art Gallery

Scarista Studio, S.W. Harris
Skoon Art Café, Geocrab, Harris

Harris Tweed and Knitwear
Seallam Visitor Centre
Harris Distillery
Bays of Chocolate

Don’t forget whilst you tour Harris, visit the Isle of Scalpay, just a short drive from the main town of Tarbert.

Day Trips to St. Kilda:

Sea Trek Sea Safari – boat trips from Lewis with day trips to St. Kilda.  Sea Trek is approximately a 45 minute drive from the cottage.  They offer a range of excursions and opportunities to enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife the Outer Hebrides has to offer.

Seatrek at the Flannan Isles

Seatrek at the Flannan Isles

Island Cruising – based on the isle of Lewis.
Kilda Cruises – From the isle of Harris. Weather permitting, Angus Campbell will take you from Leverburgh for the day, but booking is essential.
Sea Harris -Daily trips if the weather permits, from the Isle of Harris to St Kilda. Seumas Morrison will take you across for the day and again book in advance

Visit the Flannan Isles

Alternatively known as the Seven Hunters they are small island group approximately 32 kilometres (20 miles) west of the Isle of Lewis. It is possible that they took the name from Saint Flannan, a seventh-century Irish preacher and abbot. Nobody has lived on the islands since 1971 when the Flannan Isles Lighthouse was automated.

The Flannan Isles are also famous for the mystery that occurred in December 1900, when all three lighthouse keepers, Thomas Marshall, James Ducat and Donald McArthur,vanished without trace.  – More info

Seatrek offer trips to these famous islands in June, July and August, visit their website for more information.