Situated on Europe’s Atlantic edge, the Scottish Western Isles of the Outer Hebrides are a diverse chain of interconnecting islands, each with their own way of life and landscape. The Outer Hebrides is known for its rich island history with a carefully preserved Gaelic culture.
The Western Isles are isolated, windswept, treeless places where Gaelic is a working language. We stay in both parts of the principal island, Lewis in the north and Harris in the south, so we can see the best of both and what they have to offer without too much travel.
Our aim is for you to experience the peace and tranquillity of this isolated environment with traditional Hebridean hospitality. Be inspired by the stunning sea views and endless skyscapes, the wonderful coastal scenery, ancient stone monuments, traditional turf roofed ‘blackhouses’ and learn about the famous Harris tweed.
We stay on the outskirts of Stornoway for the first three nights for our explorations of Lewis and then we transfer by private coach to our hotel in Tarbert for the remainder of the holiday (4 nights), to explore Harris.
During our holiday we will make use of private coach transportation to take us to the places we want to see and walk to and from. Gentle walks will be provided each day so you can really get to know Lewis and Harris.
On the Isle of Lewis, highlights will include a visit to the Callanish
standing stones, a walk at the Butt of Lewis and Lews Castle. On the
Isle of Harris walking highlights include visiting the island of Scalpay
with a chance to see minke whales, walking in the remote hamlet of
Huisinis to overlook vast sandy beaches and a walk right across the
peninsula of South Harris on the ‘Coffin Road’.
Transport will take you to the places we need to go to each day. Everything is arranged, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the scenery.