About – Isle of Barra

The Isle of Barra is considered by those ‘in the know’ to be one of the most beautiful and tranquil islands in the Hebrides.¬† Barra is located at the southern tip of the chain of islands known as the Western Isles which are situated off the west coast of Scotland.

Only eight miles long and five miles wide Barra has an exceptional coastline and breath-taking scenery. Attached by causeway to the island of Vatersay the islands between them can boast upwards of ten miles of white sandy beaches. On one of these, the Traigh Mhor the daily air service into Barra lands and is a must see.

Due to its beaches and the abundance of small islands that lie offshore Barra is a heaven for water-sports and these are well catered for, from kayaking to kite surfing. For those of you with peace in mind Barra and Vatersay offer other activities such as beautiful walks, angling and bird watching. Visit Scotland has recently produced a short commercial which was filmed in these islands and gives you a glimpse into what is on offer.VIEW IT HERE

The strong hold of the clan MacNeil, Barra is a great place to be for any age group with its culture, music and heritage taking centre stage and the friendly welcome leading you to experience an unforgettable holiday.

When you plan your visit to Barra use this site to help you find everything from accommodation to car hire. Our things to do section is updated regularly with local events and activities so be sure to check it out when planning your journey to the beautiful Isle of Barra

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