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Scotland boasts an absolute abundance of castles and castle ruins, and the Hebrides are certainly no exception. Several islands of the Outer and Inner Hebrides are home to fascinating structures dating back many centuries. Be sure to include some of these fascinating historical buildings on your tour of the Hebrides.
Mallaig is an extremely important port for fishing trawlers and ferry services. It was the biggest port for herring once upon a time, but still sees a lot of activity in regard to lobsters, fish, prawns and crab that are pulled from the ocean by local fishermen. The ferry services transport passengers to and from the Small Isles, which include Tiree, Canna and the Isle of ...
Dunvegan Castle, located on the Isle of Skye is the pride of the Hebrides. Located 22 miles west of Portree, it has been the home and seat of the Chiefs of MacLeod since the 1200s. Built on a rock that was once entirely surrounded by the sea, it stands on the edge of Loch Dunvegan, the most famous landmark in Skye.
The Hebrides are named for the Norse word Harbredey which, when roughly translated, means the "isles at the edge of the sea". This aptly describes the Outer Hebrides since they are the most westerly islands off the Scottish mainland. The Outer Herbrides are a number of many smaller islands that are situated in relatively close proximity to each other.