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Barra

Subject to Tide

There can be no more dramatic or romantic an arrival to the Isle of Barra than on Loganair’s scheduled air services from Glasgow and Barra. Traigh Mhor, a 2 mile cockle shell strand, serves as the island’s runway, and as such, flights work to a flexible timetable as the runway disappears twice a day under the incoming tide.

And on arrival you’ll be treated to the delights of an island that epitomises all that is best in the Western Isles: clean beaches, an invigorating climate, a dominating seascape and great walking opportunities.

Beaches and machair, croftland and a hilly interior, make up the landscape of this compact haven of an island, which is only 8 miles long by 4-5 miles wide. Barra is fringed by a number of smaller islands, including Vatersay, and the uninhabited islands of Mingulay, Parbay and Sandray.

Home to the clan MacNeill, the 15th century Kisimul Castle stands on a rock dominating the natural and sheltered harbour of Castlebay. Neat shops and houses line the road that climbs from the harbour to the church of “Our Lady, Star of the Sea” which proudly looks over this fishing town.

Barra is a treasure of an island steeped in history, and swathed in nature’s beauty. Discover Barra by taking advantage of a short break package.

Useful links

www.visitscotland.com
www.visithebrides.com

Useful Information

Barra Tourist Office (Open Apr-Oct)
Main Street
Castlebay
Isle of Barra

Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 1871 810336

Email: [email protected]

Barra Airport

For Barra Airport Information click here