Hebrides

The Hebrides, photo by Donald McNeill
 

The Hebrides are a group of islands located off of the northwest coast of Scotland.

The region is known as one of the most beautiful part of the British Isles, with lush vegetation – due in no small part to the large amounts of rain which tend to fall.

The Hebrides are especially known for spectacular but largely desert beaches, especially on its western (Atlantic) side, some of which provide good surfing.

The Hebrides is also filled with quaint villages that can be toured by boat or on foot.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Braeside

Located 16 km from Islay, Braeside offers pet-friendly accommodation in Craighouse. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is available . The kitchen comes with an oven and a microwave, as well as a coffee machine. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$82

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An Cuan

An Cuan offers pet-friendly accommodation in Bowmore. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have views of the sea or garden. Each room has a private bathroom. An Cuan features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$110

 
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Skerrols House

Within 15 minutes’ drive of 4 of the Isle of Islay’s whisky distilleries, Skerrols House has uninterrupted countryside views and is just a 5-minute drive from the coastal village of Bridgend. Average score from 386 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$220 - $183

 
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The Colonsay Hotel

Built in 1750, The Colonsay Hotel features scenic views over the sea to the neighbouring island of Jura. Free parking is provided on site, and the property features a garden, terrace and library. Average score from 80 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$86 - $177

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Skerrols House

Skerrols House

Within 15 minutes’ drive of 4 of the Isle of Islay’s whisky distilleries, Skerrols House has uninterrupted countryside views and is just a 5-minute drive from the coastal village of Bridgend. Average score from 386 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$220 - $183

 
$2209.6
The Colonsay Hotel

The Colonsay Hotel

Built in 1750, The Colonsay Hotel features scenic views over the sea to the neighbouring island of Jura. Free parking is provided on site, and the property features a garden, terrace and library. Average score from 80 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$86 - $177

 
$868.9
An Cuan

An Cuan

An Cuan offers pet-friendly accommodation in Bowmore. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have views of the sea or garden. Each room has a private bathroom. An Cuan features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$110

 
$1108.7
Port Charlotte SYHA Hostelling Scotland

Port Charlotte SYHA Hostelling Scotland

Featuring free WiFi, Port Charlotte SYHA Hostelling Scotland offers accommodation in Port Charlotte. Free private parking is available on site. Each room has a shared bathroom. There is a shared kitchen at the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$27

$278.6
Lochside hotel

Lochside hotel

Lochside hotel offers accommodation in Bowmore. The hotel has a sun terrace and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 262 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$86

 
$868.6
Braeside

Braeside

Located 16 km from Islay, Braeside offers pet-friendly accommodation in Craighouse. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is available . The kitchen comes with an oven and a microwave, as well as a coffee machine. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$82

$82-

Highlights:

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Natural
Beaches
The landscape is rocky and mountainous, but scenic enough to make hiking an appealing option. Among the destinations:

The Quaraing on Skye is a marvelous landscape formed by massive land slips that step from cliffs to sea. It includes the iconic 'Old Man of Storr' rock stack.

The Cuillins in southern Skye are a spectacular mountain range offering views across to the mainland and rugged walking and climbing.
Hiking and Trekking
The landscape is rocky and mountainous, but scenic enough to make hiking an appealing option. Among the destinations:

The Quaraing on Skye is a marvelous landscape formed by massive land slips that step from cliffs to sea. It includes the iconic 'Old Man of Storr' rock stack.

The Cuillins in southern Skye are a spectacular mountain range offering views across to the mainland and rugged walking and climbing.
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Historic Landmarks
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Boat Tours
Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Lowland Mountains
Geologic Formations

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