Without question the best way to explore the many sites and facilities of the Outer Hebrides is to hire a car take a drive and be mesmerized by the scenery and culture of these beautiful islands. We have compiled a brief description of the islands for visitors who hire our vehicles, so that they can experience the best of the Outer Hebrides. We have also included some recommended places to visit, to stay and to experience. Leaving from either Stornoway Airport or Stornoway Ferry Terminal a complete round tour of the Island can be made in a few days, however when you start to notice the landscape, the culture and the unspoiled beauty, maybe you should hire a vehicle for a few months!
The Isle of Lewis is the northernmost of the group of Islands. Lewis is steeped in history and culture, and the Gaelic language is still very much alive, maybe more particularly in the rural corners of Lewis. The world famous Callanish Stones are a 30 minute drive from the centre of Stornoway, which is the largest town on the Outer Hebrides. The people of Lewis are by their nature very welcoming and very committed to their homeland. They as a people are known for their homing instincts as many a “Leodhsach” will always find his way home from wherever he resides and works across the Isle.
It is possible to visit every area of Lewis by car in one day, however you would be denying yourself the opportunity to really appreciate the scenery and relevance of such a breathtaking environment. Uig, on the west side of the island has spectacular scenery and...Read more
Although referred to as The Isle of Harris it is actually joined to the Isle of Lewis, but has its own unique distinct sense of culture and “island” feel. ‘Harris has a wide range of landscapes, a mixture of spectacular beaches contrasting with rugged mountain terrain...Read more
The Isle of North Uist is in the centre of the group of Islands in the Outer Hebrides. North Uist is a landscape of fresh and salt water lochs bordered on its western side by miles of sandy beaches, and cultivated crofts. Very popular with walkers, bird...Read more
Meaning ‘Mountain of the Fords’ the island of Benbecula is nestled between North and South Uist, now all interconnected by stone causeways. In days gone by these islands were separate, with the crossing made over the sands, only at low tide. The island has some lovely...Read more
South Uist is a stunningly beautiful island of crystal clear waters with white powder beaches to the west and heather uplands dominated by Beinn Mhor to the east. The famous machair in Uist is home to many rare birds and animals. The likes of the Corncrake, Golden Eagles, Red...Read more
The Isle of Barra recently came first in a ‘Most Beautiful Island’ competition. Located south of the Uist Barra is known for its relaxed attitude and its distinctive culture. This small island has beautiful white sand beaches and several fresh...Read more