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Welcome toBenbecula

A flat sweep of beaches, lochs, machair and moorland: Benbecula is a captivating stepping stone between the Uist's.

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More about Benbecula

Ideal for:

Nature & wildlife Culture

Stunning views and broad, open landscapes

Climb the only hill on Benbecula - Rueval Hill - and you'll be rewarded with stunning views for miles in every direction. Explore the ruins of Borve Castle on the west side of the isle, or hunker down and wait for the wildlife on one of the many lochs and lochans. Look out for owls and eagles, and for the road signs reminding drivers to watch out for otters. The beaches are magnificent, as well, and there's a riding school if you fancy cantering through the surf.    

For more information on Benbecula visit the Outer Hebrides website. 



How to get here

You can get to Benbecula by causeway from North Uist or South Uist.

Have you thought about alternate routes to get to your chosen destination?

With 5 routes to and from the Outer Hebrides and great connectivity throughout the island chain the travel options available have never been greater.

Whether you are looking to explore on an Hopscotch® holiday or find a different route home we offer a variety of daily sailings to ensure that you can reach your ideal destination.

Here are the 5 route options to the Outer Hebrides

Castlebay (Barra) from Oban
Lochboisdale (Uists) from Oban and from Mallaig (available during 27 October - 2 April)
Lochmaddy (Uists) from Uig (Skye)
Tarbert (Harris) from Uig (Skye)
Stornoway (Lewis) from Ullapool

Looking for the best form of travel to and from our ports? Traveline can help you find the way that best suits you for making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

We have listed some travel information below that you may find useful:

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For those travelling onward without a vehicle find out more about the bus services  offered throughout the Outer Hebrides.

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