Things To Do In Scotland

Below are a just few ideas of what you could do if you wish to disembark the St Hilda for a morning, afternoon or an entire day. Our cruises are flexible, and if the weather allows, we are happy to change our itinerary to suit you. At many of our destinations, there will be the opportunity to go ashore and explore the breath-taking Scottish Highlands and islands from the shore. Ask our skipper for ordnance survey maps and details of the places to visit. For example:

Barra

Castlebay: Village on the most southerly inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides (or Western Isles).

Kisimul Castle: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/kisimul-castle/

Barra cycle hire: 29 St. Brendans Road, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XJ, Tel: 44(0)1871 810284

Walks: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/outer-hebrides/barra.shtml

Canna, The Small Isles

Canna coastal circuit walk: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/islands/canna-coast.shtml

Compass hill: a short climb with wonderful views of Skye

Canna guided tour: https://www.theisleofcanna.com/what-to-do

Canna walled garden: https://www.theisleofcanna.com/what-to-do

Eigg, The Small Isles

Cycle hire: http://www.eiggadventures.co.uk/bike-hire-on-eigg/

Massage: https://eiggmassagetherapy.wordpress.com/about/

Guided tour of the island and wildlife: http://www.isleofeigg.org/eigg-nature/

Guided walks: http://www.eiggadventures.co.uk/guided-walks-on-eigg/

Iona

Iona Abbey: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/iona-abbey-and-nunnery/

Walk: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/mull/iona-north.shtml

Islay

Too many whisky distilleries to list but join us on a whisky cruise to experience the special Islay distilleries!

Isle of Mull

Tobermory whisky distillery: http://tobermorydistillery.com/

Eagle watch: https://mulleaglewatch.com/visit/

Duart castle: http://www.duartcastle.com/

Guided walks: http://www.mullmagic.com/index.html

Non-guided walks: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/mull/tobermory.shtml

Ben More Munro, the only other island Munro outside Skye: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/munros/ben-more-mull

Isle of Jura

Whisky distillery at Craighouse: http://www.jurawhisky.com/en/age-gate?ref=%2Fen%2Fvisitor-centre

Bike hire: Michael Varley, 07092 180747

Paps of Jura walk: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33238

Isle of Skye

Talisker whisky distillery: https://www.malts.com/en-gb/our-whisky-collection/talisker/

Loch Sween

Castle Sween: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/castle-sween/

Tayvallich village: http://www.tayvallich.com/

Lunga

The best place in Scotland to see puffins. 

Isle of Luing

Atlantic Islands Centre: http://www.atlanticislandscentre.com/

Muck, The Small Isles

10 things to do on Muck: https://smallisles.wordpress.com/muck/

Oban and nearby

Oban whisky distillery: http://www.duartcastle.com/

Scottish sealife sanctuary: https://www.visitsealife.com/oban/

Dunollie museum, castle and grounds: https://www.dunollie.org/

Ocean explorer centre : http://www.oceanexplorercentre.org/

Arduaine garden: https://www.oban.org.uk/template?id=Arduaine-Garden

Sea kayaking: http://www.nationalkayakschool.com/

Nature reserve: https://www.highlandtitles.com/nature-reserves/

Rum, The Small Isles

Kinloch Castle tour: kinlochcastle@snh.gov.uk

Wildlife tours and guided walks: http://www.isleofrum.com/wildliferanger.php   

South Uist

Pick up some smoked salmon: https://www.salarsmokehouse.co.uk/

Walks and beaches: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/outer-hebrides/south-uist.shtml

Kildonan museum: http://www.kildonanmuseum.co.uk/

Vatersay

Walks: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/outer-hebrides/vatersay.shtml

  

Scottish Walks Website

If you want to plan long or a short walk, have a look at this website: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/results.shtml?cx=016328473243111834892%3An2bb88e7mm8&cof=FORID%3A9&q=barra&sa=Search&siteurl=www.walkhighlands.co.uk%2F&ref=www.google.co.uk%2F&ss=542j93460j5