Explore the West Coast & Hebridean Islands

With the flexibility of independent travel you can explore the west coast of Scotland at your own pace. Discover its scenic single track roads snaking their way through crofting villages along the rugged coast line.

And how about using one of our hire cars to spend your holiday doing some island hopping? Explore the stretch of the Outer Hebrides starting at Uig on Skye or Ullapool on the mainland. There are convenient ferry links between the islands, starting at Harris and Lewis all the way down to Barra.

The flat heathland of Lewis won’t fail to leave an impression on you. If the weather is rough, the Stevenson lighthouse on the Butt of Lewis is a fantastic site to witness the untamed power of the Atlantic.

The mountains of Harris provide an ideal destination for hillwalkers. For anyone interested in Harris tweed, there are a multitude of shops selling fabric as well as tweed items. Discover the weaving workshops and look at how tweed is being woven.

As you make your way across Eriskay, you might be lucky and spot one the famous Eriskay ponies. Or you might get a glimpse of whales, dolphins, basking sharks or otters along your journey.

North and South Uist with their white, sandy beaches of several miles length are a paradise for beach combers and you never know what treasures are there to be found. Just as well you have a big car boot.