Top things to do in Barra (Barraigh)

Castle in Barra (Barraigh)

Kisimul Castle

Castlebay takes its name from the island fortress of Kisimul Castle, first built by the MacNeil clan in the 11th century. A short boat trip (weather permitting) takes you out to the island, where you can explore the…
Beach in Barra (Barraigh)

Traigh Mor

This vast expanse of firm golden sand (the name means ‘Big Strand’) serves as Barra’s airport (a mile across at low tide, and big enough for three ‘runways’), the only beach airport in the world that handles schedul…
Cafe in Barra (Barraigh)


There are only outdoor seats at this cafe (attached to the Hebridean Toffee factory), on a wooden deck overlooking the bay, but it's worth waiting for a fine day to sample the freshly baked scones and homemade cakes…
Museum in Barra (Barraigh)

Barra Heritage Centre

This centre has Gaelic-themed displays about the island's history and culture, genealogical records, local art exhibitions and a tearoom.