Island of Barra

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Outer Hebrides, Northern Ireland

Island of Barra Outer Hebrides Reviews

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Great little island - unusual airport Nov 07, 2010
Barra is the southernmost of the Outer Hebrides with a regular ferry link to the Scottish mainland. Caledonian MacBrayne (http://www.calmac.co.uk/) run ferries from Oban on the mainland to Castlebay (Barra) on the way to Lochboisdale, (South Uist) and Lochmaddy (North Uist). They also run a ferry from Eriskay (south of South Uist and joined to it by causeway) to the north of Barra.

The other means of contact is by Loganair which lands on a beach on the north-west side of the island - the only instance of this in the UK.

The island is very narrow nea the airfield and it's possible to cross it and do a walk round the north end between bus times, picking up the bus that meets the late morning plane.

Castlebay, the island capital, is beautiful from the sea with its Kisimul Castle built on a rock in the bay. near here there is a causeway linking barra with Vatersay. This had not been opened when I was there.

it is pointless to compare Barra with larger islands like Skye, Mull or Lewis but it is very special.
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