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10 Beautiful Reasons You Should Drop What You’re Doing And Visit The Outer Hebrides Right Now

Hebrides Puffins and Guillemots

If you like to travel and enjoy natural beauty, this is one trip you shouldn’t miss. The Hebrides is located off of the northwest coast of Scotland. There are hundreds of islands. It is a natural widespread and diverse archipelago. And there are 2 groups of islands. The Inner and Outer Hebrides groups.  These groups are home to fishing villages, rugged landscapes, and remote Gaelic-speaking communities. The Isle of Skye connects to the mainland by a bridge. There is a colorful harbor at Portree and awesome jagged 3,000-ft. peaks in the Cuillin mountain range. Located here are some of the oldest rocks in Europe.

You should plan on spending enough time there to take in as many of the 100 plus islands. Some are inhabited, and others aren’t. Either way, it’s worth the trip.

Feast your eyes on this beautiful place:

1. Seilebost beach on the Isle of Harris.

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  1. North Uist.Hebrides                  Flickr: alasdairjmckenzie / Creative Commons
    3. Great Bernera.Hebrides                  Flickr: ikeofspain / Creative Commons4. Hushinish, Isle of Harris.Hebrides                  Flickr: cosmicherb70 / Creative Commons5. Basalt rock formations on Staffa.

    Hebrides                  Flickr: dun_deagh / Creative Commons

    6. Dalbeg Beach, Lewis.

    Hebrides                  Flickr: cosmicherb70 / Creative Commons

    7. Puffins and guillemots on Sula Sgeir.

    Hebrides                     Flickr: simaron / Creative Commons

    8. Dolphin following a boat in Uist.

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    9. Eriskay.

    Hebrides                  Flickr: inaxo / Creative Commons

    10. Ardhasaig with Clisham, Isle of Harris.

    Hebrides                  Flickr: cosmicherb70 / Creative Commons

    This is just a prelude to the vast amount of natural beauty that exists on these islands. It’s easy to get there as they are just off of the coast of England. They have a cool climate that is mild and steady considering their northern latitude. The average annual rainfall is just 43 inches, and May to August is the driest time of the year. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, grab your camera gear, and have a nice trip.

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