A Week on the Edge of Europe

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Sep 23
2018

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£380.00
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Sunday 23 to Sunday 30 September 2018.

Join us for a week away on the Outer Hebrides to explore an archipelago of over 100 islands that stretch for 130 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. 

There is history to discover, with the Callanish Stones dating from around 2900BC, Dun Carloway broch from around 1AD to the Blackhouses from the late 1700s, in which we are staying part of the week.  There are many other sights to take in during our stay on the islands - with Otters, birds and sealife to spot, hills to climb, long sandy beaches to wander along and possibly a visit to Scotland's newest distillery.

We will spend the first three nights staying on Benbecula in the five star accomodation of Nunton House before transferring on Wednesday to the amazing Blackhouses on Lewis for the remaining four nights.  The event price includes travel on the minibus throughout the week, from Edinburgh Airport on the outward journey, our various escapades during the week and the return trip to Edinburgh Airport the following Sunday.

IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION

Please note space is limited on the minibus so everyone will be restricted to two bags - one large bag and one small day pack maximum.  It would also be helpful if the large bag is a rucksack or duffel bag, as these will be easier to fit into the space we have on the bus.  You will also need to purchase your own passenger ticket for the three legs of our journey by ferry - Mallaig to Lochboisdale (£10.45), Berneray to Leverburgh (£3.60) and Stornoway to Ullapool (£9.50) - these tickets can be purchased at each departure port.

Outward Journey -

We will depart from Edinburgh Airport at 09:30 on Sunday 23rd, with pickups at Stirling railway station at 10:30 and Fort William station (Morrisons) at 13:00.  We have to be checked in at Mallaig for 14:30, so we cannot wait past these times.

Return Journey -

The ferry departs from Stornoway at 08:00 on Sunday 30th, and we can drop off at Inverness railway station for around 12:00, Perth railway station at 14:30 and Edinburgh Airport at 15:30.

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