(Extract from "Fact Cards 2018")
Research by the Serviced Apartment Company found that the happiest place for a holiday in Scotland is “admiring the white sandy beaches in the Hebrides”. It was also placed 5th in the top 5 “happy place” experiences in the UK. Luskentyre was the only Scottish beach to appear in the 2017 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, placed at number 4 in the top 10 UK beaches.
Where is the best place to be a woman in the UK? Research carried out for BBC Radio 4 ranked the Outer Hebrides in 1st place in the wellbeing category. The overall rank for the Outer Hebrides was 57 out of the 380 UK local authorities. The beach landing at Barra airport has been voted the world’s second best scenic approach in a poll run by charter plane company, PrivateFly.
Top 5 visitor attractions in the Outer Hebrides in 2016:
- An Lanntair 223,684
- Calanais Visitor Centre 47,964
- Gearrannan Blackhouse Village 27,398
- Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum Arts Centre 26,485
- Balranald Nature Reserve 14,700