The Scottish Inner Hebrides are perfect for those who want to holiday amid scenic, unspoiled nature. There are many wonderful islands, each of which has its own character and each of which is delightful in its own special way. If seeking a get-away-from-it-all spot to unwind from your daily life and get away from the mundanity of everyday existence then one of the log cabins in Scotland, especially a lodge on one of the Scottish islands, could be just the ticket. There are a huge variety of accommodation options to choose from. Here are some of the beauty spots you could stay in for your Hebridean adventure:
Skye is the biggest of the Inner Hebrides and easily accessible due to the bridge from the mainland. Many people come here each year from around the world but luckily it is still easy to find a corner of its wild and rugged landscape all to yourself. Many mountaineers and wildlife enthusiasts come here each year to enjoy its wild beauty.
The Cuillin Mountains of Skye
The Small Isles: Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna:
The Sma’ Isles are a nationally recognised area of scenic beauty. You must leave the car behind and explore these little islands on foot. The community on Eigg will be of particular interest to those with an interest in eco-living. The community are an excellent example of sustainability and resilience. The large and rare variety of wildlife here is studied by naturalists.
Coll and Tiree:
Tiree is the westernmost of the Inner Hebrides, and both Tiree and Coll are breezier than some of the islands that lie closer to the mainland. People who are used to travelling in Scotland in the summer will be glad to hear that the breezes on these islands can help to keep down numbers of the infamous Scottish biting midge!
Mull and Iona:
Mull is the second biggest of the Inner Hebridean islands and has a range of landscapes, from mountains to moorland to machair and glorious white sand beaches. Mull also plays host to a number of fascinating historical sites, and to the pretty and colourful town of Tobermory. Parents and young children will recognise this quaint harbour as ‘Balamory’ from the children’s television show. Iona, off the end of Mull, is an internationally renowned site of pilgrimage – an important spiritual site and an extremely peaceful place to visit.
This island has lodges with hot tubs, beautiful beaches and delightful manicured gardens helped by the gulf stream. Rhododendrons fill this island’s varied woodland with colour in the summer.
The Lagavulin Distillery on Islay
Islay and Jura:
People usually come to Islay and Jura for one reason: the whisky! There are a number of distilleries on the islands that are well known around the world. But even if you are not a fan of this tipple there are still lots of beautiful natural sites to see and plenty of wildlife to watch on these beautiful islands.
Whichever islands you choose to visit and wherever you choose to stay while you are there, you will be spell-bound and captivated by the beautiful Scottish Islands.