Highlights of the Hebrides27th Sep 2024

Highlights of the Hebrides

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Summary

History & Heritage on the edge of the Atlantic

The Outer Hebrides are impressive all year round but when the summer ends and there are fewer people, the landscape steps up to take centre stage. Spending time here in autumn is bracing, restorative and beautiful. Whilst the summer midges are gone, the island’s wildlife is still active and with little light pollution and a clear night’s sky, there is a good chance of spotting the ‘Mirrie Dancers’ - the Aurora Borealis. Quite apart from offering an incredible landscape, the Outer Hebrides are home to a stunning array of archaeological finds, from Neolithic cairns, Iron Age houses and Norse Mills, to the more recent Blackhouses, crofting houses which appear to come from another age but are only little more than a century old. Unique among the artefacts are the spectacular Standing Stones at Callanish built according to astronomical observations at the height of the Bronze Age in 1800 BC.

Harris

6 Days

Moderate

Deposit$500

Full Price$3345

(excludes flights)

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What to Expect

  • View the Iron Age Village at Bosta, the best-preserved village of its kind in the country
  • Visit the Bronze Age Standing Stones of Callanish, the heart of religious rituals for 1500 years
  • Discover the 16th century highly decorated effigy tombs of the chiefs of the Macleod clan at the Rodel Church


Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House

Day by Day Itinerary

Lewis

Today we meet up at Ullapool and take an early evening, 3-hour ferry to Stornaway. On our arrival, we will transfer to our hotel.

Meals includedDinner

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