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Laura McAlpine
Laura McAlpine

Outer Hebrides in 24 Hours

I am just back from a busy drive and hike tour of Scotland. With limited time I wanted to fit as many areas in as possible. One of my highlights was a day trip excursion to Harris & Lewis. I managed to cover lots of key areas in a day and some of the must see stops are:


Gin from the Isle of Harris. (Photo: Harris Distillery)

1) Gin factory

You can visit the fantastic Harris Gin distillery, where you can opt for a tour to learn more about the process or simply visit the shop to purchase a bottle for yourself (after a sample of course!)

Harris Tweed in Harris! (Photo: Paul Godin)

2) Famous Harris tweed shops

There are a number of Harris tweed shops located over the Island, most also have an area showing you their interesting traditional methods of production.

Bosta Beach, Isle of Lewis.

3) Beaches

With several perfect white sandy beaches to choose from, it is hard to imagine that you are in Scotland! My favourite was Bosta Beach pictured above.

Callandish Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis.

Callanish Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis

4) Callanish Standing Stones

The islands offer lots of historical sites, one of the most famous is the Callanish Standing Stones – well worth a visit and has a lovely visitor centre and café to stop in also.


We work closely with a company based in Skye who offer this as a day excursion, if you are interested in this as an add on or exploring the Outer Hebrides on one of our drive and hike adventures  please get in touch info@macsadventure.com

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