The Isle of Barra is located at the south end of the Outer Hebrides, the only inhabited island further south is Vatersay which is linked to Barra by a causeway. Barra’s main town is Castlebay beyond which, out in the Bay, is Kisimul Castle, home of the Clan Macneil since the 15th century.
While most arrive from Eriskay or Oban by ferry, the option exists to fly into the Island’s quirky airport on the beach.
There are plenty superb beaches as our photographs show but, the uncertainties of the weather, not to mention the time it takes to get there, keep the crowds away. If you want space to escape for a restful time then Barra is well worth considering, or adding to your tour Itinerary with “Silver Skye.”