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South Uist Machair NSA, Visitor & Tourism Guide



An island in the Outer Hebrides, west of mainland Scotland. South of Harris and Lewis and to the west of Skye. ‘South Uist’ is the southern part of the island of Uist and ‘machair’ is a coastal plain with a long, sandy beach.

'Machair' is the coastal plain on the west of this long, thin island. To the east are mountains. A long beach stretches down the western coast.


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Neist Point

Located in Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 25.5 miles away.

The most westerly point on the Isle of Skye. Stunning views across 'The Minch' to the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles). Its lighthouse built by ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson who wrote Treasure Island...

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Dunvegan Castle

Located in Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 32.2 miles away.

Seat of the chief of the Clan MacLeod. Dunvegan Castle is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Europe. Extensive gardens. Dunvegan Castle is owned by the MacLeod family who in recent history put the UK'...

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Talisker Distillery

Located in Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 34.9 miles away.

Built in 1830, Talisker Distillery is situated to the north west of the Isle of Skye. Produces the single malt whisky* 'Talisker'. There's a visitor's centre and shop. Talisker Distillery is owned by Diageo, the makers o...

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Blue Lobster
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Approximately 38.7 miles away.

Rates: £353 - £717 Per Week

Gloriously set beside a waterfall at the head of Glen Eynort this comfortable timber property offers an ideal base for walking climbing bird watching diving and scrambling or simply relaxing in quiet seclusion. Its livin...

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MacKenzie Cottage, Corrie Cottages
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Approximately 40.0 miles away.

Rates: £304 - £593 Per Week

On the western shores of the island with spectacular scenery all around and the magnificent Cuillens as a backdrop these three welcoming properties all enjoy breathtaking views down sea loch Harport. The surrounding area...

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MacNab House, Corrie Cottages
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Approximately 40.0 miles away.

Rates: £432 - £840 Per Week

On the western shores of the island with spectacular scenery all around and the magnificent Cuillens as a backdrop these three welcoming properties all enjoy breathtaking views down sea loch Harport. The surrounding area...

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