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Experience the Magic of the Summer Solstice in the Scottish Islands

Callanish Standing Stones under the stars on the Isle of Lewis

Will you escape to the Scottish Islands this summer solstice? You'll be immersed in a land where ancient traditions meet breathtaking landscapes, and every journey starts a story. Discover a unique blend of adventure and history as you explore magnificent mountains and ancient standing stones.

Mountains, Munros and MacPhies 

The Scottish Islands offer some of the most stunning and challenging climbs in the UK. Whether you're an avid hiker or a seasoned mountaineer, there's a peak waiting for you. 

The Cuillin Range, Isle of Skye 

  • Sgùrr Alasdair: The highest peak of the Cuillin at 992 meters, promising panoramic views that stretch across the island and beyond. 

  • Sgùrr nan Gillean: A thrilling climb with sharp ridges and dramatic vistas, perfect for those seeking a rewarding challenge. 


The Paps of Jura, Isle of Jura 

  • These iconic mountains, with their distinctive rounded shapes, offer an exhilarating hike with the reward of stunning views over the surrounding islands and the mainland. 


The 22 MacPhies Challenge, Isles of Colonsay & Oronsay 

  • Move over Munros, the 22 MacPhies on the beautiful isles of Colonsay and Oronsay are ready to be added to your bucket list! These "mini-Munros" can be conquered in a day in one 24mile hike, if you're looking to push yourself, or enjoyed over a few days offering peace, solitude and stunning views. 


Walk Among Ancient Standing Stones 

  • Step back in time and feel the powerful energy of the standing stones that dot the Scottish landscape. These ancient monuments are particularly magical during the summer solstice. 


Callanish Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis 

  • A mysterious and awe-inspiring circle of stones, older than Stonehenge. Experience the solstice sunrise aligning perfectly with the stones, a sight steeped in ancient tradition and lore. 


Machrie Moor Standing Stones, Isle of Arran 

  • Wander through this atmospheric site where multiple stone circles stand against the backdrop of Arran's stunning landscape. The solstice is the perfect time to feel the ancient magic of this sacred place. 


Why Visit During the Summer Solstice? 

The summer solstice is a time of celebration and reflection, and there's no better place to honour this natural event than the Scottish Islands. With nearly 24 hours of daylight, you'll have ample time to explore and connect with the mystical energy of these sacred lands. 

The extended daylight hours allow you to fully appreciate the islands' natural beauty, from rugged coastlines to serene lochs. Every moment is an opportunity to capture the stunning scenery and create lasting memories. 

Every journey starts a story, so what are you waiting for? Book online today and #StartYourStory. 

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