The Hebrides comprise a widespread archipelago off the west coast of mainland Scotland. It is divided into the Inner Hebrides and the Outer Hebrides. The natural sceneries of the Hebrides are breathtakingly relaxing and inspiring. Beautiful seascapes, sandy beaches, cliffs, mountain views and a true haven for wildlife. These unique unspoilt islands have much to offer the true naturalist.
The Inner Hebrides lie closer to mainland Scotland and include Islay, Jura, Skye, Mull, Raasay, Staffa, the Small Isles, 35 inhabited islands.
The Isle of Skye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland. The coastline of Skye is a series of peninsulas and bays radiating out from a centre dominated by the Cuillin hills , the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country.
The Isle of Mull has a mountainous core and various peninsulas, which are predominantly moorland. The island has many castles, quiet beaches and bays. The famous Scottish Cheddar cheese made from raw cow milk produced here, on the Isle of Mull.
The Isle of Jura is one of the wildest and mountainous, bare and infertile, covered largely by vast areas of blanket bog, hence its small population. This magical island is the perfect place to get away from it all.
Staffa is a wonder of the natural world. Staffa’s most famous feature is Fingal’s Cave, a large sea cave located near the southern tip of the island. It is formed entirely from hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Paleocene lava flow. The Vikings gave it this name as its columnar basalt reminded them of their houses, which were built from vertically placed tree-logs.