Lying more than 40 miles west of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, amongst crashing waves and the cries of thousands of seabirds, the archipelago of St Kilda is a destination like no other. Formed from the rim of an ancient volcano, the dramatically jagged landscape features some of the highest cliffs in Europe.
Uninhabited since 1930, St Kilda features tokens of human life, including the traditional Highland stone huts and bothies. The island still supports the largest seabird colony in the north-east Atlantic, including large colonies of rare and endangered species. Now appointed as a dual UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural and cultural significance, St Kilda is owned and protected by the National Trust for Scotland.
Often referred to as ‘the islands at the edge of the world’, St Kilda is bound to leave you mesmerised. For those willing to brave the four-hour ferry journey each way, a trip to St Kilda will surely be an unforgettable highlight of your trip to Scotland.
If you’re feeling tempted, you can read more about planning a trip with our blog: The Essential Guide to Visiting St Kilda, Scotland.