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Barra: Getting there/around

Beautiful and wild, Barra’s perfect white beaches stretch for miles.

Beautiful beaches and carpets of colourful wildflowers characterize this tiny but perfect island. Home of the ancient MacNeil clan, the island is steeped in Gaelic tradition and heritage and a trip out to Kisimul Castle is not to be missed.

Getting there winter

Getting there summer

Summer timetables from 26 March to 23 October 2010 will be posted here by mid December 2009



Barra Top Tips

Down a perfect pint of Guinness at the legendary Castlebay Bar

Dance until you drop at one of the island’s (in)famous ceilidhs. Especially recommended if local group, The Vatersay Boys are playing.

Cycle round the island, stopping off for a picnic at one of those amazing beaches.

Watch the plane land on the beach.

Load up on hand-made luxury tablet Hebridean Toffee factory shop in Castlebay.

Caledonian MacBrayne and CalMac are trading names of CalMac Ferries Limited (SC302282)