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The weather in the Western Isles
Find the Na h-Eileanan an Iar climate diagram. July is the warmest month in the Western Isles with average maximum temperatures of 16°. However, temperatures can go lower than 3° in the Western Isles in January. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is March.
Choose holiday lettings in the Outer Hebrides for a tranquil break
Holiday cottages are scattered around the rugged islands of the Outer Hebrides and are surrounded by an epic landscape and wild sea views. Detached, white stone cottages prevail, traditional looking inside and out but with all the modern conveniences. Larger, more modern houses are also available to let but large or small the dramatic surroundings and stunning views are common to all.
Unique culture, unique cuisine
Local cuisine is ancient and traditional, moulded by the area's varied history as well as the inhabitants' relative isolation. The islanders have produced their own food for hundreds of years. Fresh local produce bountiful, with seafood playing a large role. To really experience local food, visitors can take the Eat Drink Hebrides Trail.
Adventuring around the islands
Travelling between the over 100 islands which constitute the Outer Hebrides is an excursion in itself. Many are uninhabited but organised excursions are available to allow you to explore and discover their hidden histories and treasures. Ferries are central to public transportation around the islands, the largest of which are Lewis and Harris. You can easily and regularly travel to the Scottish mainland. While exploring, you can discover iron age remnants, prehistoric archaeology and an abundance of Norse and Medieval buildings and burial sites.
Where Gaelic culture thrives
The Gaelic language is still spoken the Outer Hebrides and the inhabitants are proud of this interesting and unique aspect of their islands. Gaelic culture is celebrated annually at a two week festival, Feis Bharragh, on the Isle of Barra every July. The islanders also love the outdoors and another popular yearly event is the Hebridean Challenge. The challenge is an adventure run in 5 daily stages, including road running, road and moutain biking, short sea swims and kayaking events.
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