The Inner Hebrides sit off the west coast of Scotland to the south east of the Outer Hebrides and cover an area of 4,158 km squared in total. They are often referred to as the Ebudes and are typically divided into northern and southern islands.
Inner Hebrides Each island in the Inner Hebrides is very different in both appearance and atmosphere, each with its individual appeal, but all with awe-inspiring scenery. You’ll want to explore so many of these islands and the best way is to get an island hopper ticket so you can really take in everything these amazing islands have to offer.
The most accessible island in the Inner Hebrides is the island of Mull that is a short ferry ride from Oban and is also the most popular island with its breathtaking scenery and its capital Tobermory that is one of the most beautiful ports in western Scotland. Despite being popular with tourists, Mull remains fairly unspoilt with its 300 miles of coastline and array of attractions from castles and pathways to wildlife and fishing.
Close to Mull is the island of Iona that is one of the most important religious sites in Europe for Christians with a famous abbey situated on this tiny island that draws visitors in mass.
Away from this, Mull is a relatively untouched and peaceful island. You can take regular boat trips from both Mull and Iona to the island of Staffa which is one of the smallest islands and is usually visited to see the famous Fingal’s Cave and nature. For miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and great windsurfing you’ll find Coll and Tiree in the west. The southern island of Islay is known for its whiskey distilleries and malt whiskey lovers will certainly enjoy the tasting opportunities. The islands of Jura, Eigg, Muck, Canna and Mallaig are all in the most beautiful settings with great pathways for walking or cycling, as well as bird watching and simply getting away from it all.
Date posted: 20th April, 2017Home > Articles > Inner Hebrides