Lewis and Harris
The Islands of Harris and Lewis recently ranked in the top five of the best to visit in the world and the best in Europe.
With its remarkable landscape and wildlife as well as the Lochs and dazzling white beaches the place is truly spectacular.
The name hebrides is believed to come from the roman name for the islands, the Norse name of hav bredey means isles at the edge of the sea.
The remoteness of the islands with its slow pace is an attractive option for those seeking peace and tranquillity on holiday. The Island still observes the Sabbath day and the whole atmosphere of the islands will delight those who do not care for the hustle and bustle of the more commercial destinations.
Harris and Lewis actually one island is also known for its hand-woven tweeds made from the wool of the islands sheep this world famous tweed is hand produced in cottage industries around the island. This wonderful product is currently growing in popularity and is exported all over the world.
Visitors to the islands amazing coastline will enjoy the wild life such as seals, porpoise and dolphins there are also other outdoor pursuits to be enjoyed inland on the moorlands. Walking, Horse riding and bird watching is also popular as the islands are home to many rare species.
The culture of the islands the myths and legends will provide plenty of interest the standing stones of Callanish are one of many Iron Age sites to explore.
For those who like to browse the shops Stornoway, which is the largest town, has plenty to see and do. After all the exploring stop and enjoy the local produce like the local sourced seafood wash it down with a wee dram or perhaps the local beer.
Whatever your interest a visit to these beautiful islands will be etched in your memory forever, the wildlife, amazing scenery and the hospitality of the islanders will ensure you return home recharged, refreshed and wanting to return.
Towns in Outer Hebrides
Activities in Outer Hebrides
Sea Trek - Let the adventure begin
Gearrannan Black house village - Gearrannan Black house village
Callanish Visitor Centre - Callanish Standing Stones
Seallam Visitor Centre - Seallam Visitor Centre
Harris Tweed and Knitwear - Shop and Exhibition Centre
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