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Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides is the geographical name of the westernmost chain of islands in the Hebrides, west of the Scottish Highlands. They're sparsely populated with poor soil and few resources; historically they were separate local government areas, which hindered their development and culture. But during the 20th century many islands became linked by road, and politically they were linked into the Western Isles, so nowadays they're usually called by that name.

97km

57.825-7.103

Inverness

Inverness (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Nis, "Mouth of the River Ness") is a city in the Scottish Highlands, situated where the River Ness flows out into the Moray Firth. It's the only town of any size in the Highlands, and is the region's commercial and administrative centre. It's an agreeable Victorian town that has no stand-out tourist attractions of its own, but has good transport and choice of lodging and eating places. So it's a good base for exploring nearby Loch Ness, Black Isle, Culloden, Spey valley and Cairngorm National Park.Inverness Information Centre 36 High Street, IV1 1JQ ☏+44 1463 252401 Daily, open all year

227km

57.4717-4.2254
Sights

Sgùrr Dearg

mountain in the United Kingdom

8.0km

57.2127-6.23484

Portree

town on Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland

9.5km

57.412-6.192

Cuillin

mountain range on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

10km

57.2-6.2

Loch Coruisk

lake in the United Kingdom

13km

57.2074-6.169

Elgol

village on the Strathaird peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Highland, Scotland, UK

21km

57.152-6.098

Duntulm

crofting township in Highland, Scotland, UK

22km

57.68-6.34

Raasay

island in Highland, Scotland

26km

57.4-6.03333333

Dunvegan

village on the Isle of Skye, Highland, Scotland

35km

57.437-6.581

Dunvegan Castle

Scottish castle

36km

57.448-6.59

Colbost

Hamlet on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

42km

57.443-6.648

Armadale, Skye

village on the Isle of Skye in Scotland

43km

57.062454-5.905501

Armadale Castle

castle

43km

57.07289-5.89889

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Scottish Gaelic University/College on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

46km

57.087-5.872

Neist Point Lighthouse

lighthouse in Highland, Scotland

58km

57.42347222-6.78827778

Kyleakin

village in Highland, Scotland, UK

59km

57.273-5.728

Giant's Causeway

rock formation on the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland

131km

55.24083333-6.51166667

Pirnmill

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

142km

55.645-5.383

Lochranza

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

147km

55.705-5.295

Arran distillery

Arran's first modern whisky distillery, established in 1995. Their main product is the unpeated "Isle of Arran" single malt, in various cask finishes and ages. They also produce a peaty (20 ppm) malt whisky, "Machrie Moor", in small quantities as this involves closing and washing out the main product line. See also "Eat" listing for Casks cafe here. Their new distillery in Lagg in the south of the island makes a heavily peated (50 ppm) whisky - after maturation this will go on sale from April 2022.

148km

55.69805556-5.27527778

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Skye

United Kingdom
Skye (Gaelic: An t-Eilean Sgitheanach) is the largest and most northerly of the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland, linked to the mainland by a toll-free bridge. It's a rugged mountainous island with spectacular scenery. Portree is the main village, with a tourist infomation centre, and the main concentration of accommodation.

Personal note

After many years of living in the United Kingdom, this is the one place that has alluded me and now I live in San Francisco so far away, I wish I'd taken the opportunity to go. Someday I hope to drive around this dramatic landscape.

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