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Barra is a stunning location. This southern island is small and sparsely populated but provides a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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Loganair flight to Barra

I booked seats on the Loganair Glasgow to Barra flight 6 months in advance as there are only 18... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Barra is a stunning location. This southern island is small and sparsely populated but provides a great place to enjoy fantastic scenery, quietness, great company and a lifestyle that is rare in 21st century life

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

I booked seats on the Loganair Glasgow to Barra flight 6 months in advance as there are only 18 seats on the 'plane and we travelled on a holiday weekend. Check in at Glasgow and boarding were very relaxed with no queues! The twin otter...More

1  Thank ellbee2002
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This was a trip that was based on the Loganair service from Glasgow to Barra to land on the beach at the airport. This was an exhilarating experience and didn’t disappoint. However, the island has so much more. The scenery is stunning, I have never...More

1  Thank g0rd0nmatthew
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting the Outer Hebrides then Barra is a must. Small island it may be even when you include neighbouring island of Vatersay (linked by causeway). If you are coming from the Uists then it is a 40 min Calmac crossing from Eriskay....More

1  Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Just magical sailing on a Calmac ferry, lots of different people from different countries onboard, Barra is a quiet place, it's not a big island, you can take your car, but it is not big. There is one small supermarket which is well stocked. If...More

2  Thank Anna S
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Boat trip to the castle, takes a few minutes. Take your camera, this is a short visit. Boat returns on 1/.2 hour intervals. Wonderful trip, has a shop and café.

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We spent two days exploring Barra and Vatersay. Landing on the beach was an incredible experience. All the people we met in Barra were so friendly and it was lovely to enjoy the peacefulness and slower pace of island life. The beaches are some of...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 14 February 2018

A Christmas present from my husband was a day trip to the Isle of Barra. The small twin otter plane took off from Glasgow airport and landed just over an hour later on the beach on the Isle of Barra. We had previously visited Barra...More

3  Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Spent three days on Barra. Took Logan Air from Glasgow to the island and landing on the beach which was a fantastic experience. We hired a car and rented a cottage close to Castlebay. The beaches were amazing; white sand and such blue water and...More

3  Thank Philip A
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We love Barra, we stayed at Borve Caravan Park for a week in June 2017 and vowed to return later in the year, we travelled down from Lewis, through Harris, to the Uists, Eriskay then Barra for another 3 nights. The Borve caravan park has...More

3  Thank Lynne63
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21 November 2017|
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Response from Lynne63 | Reviewed this property |
There is a cash machine near the kisimul Cafe restaurant. The co-op you can pay with your card. My advice is always to carry some cash just in case ATM isnt working
9 October 2017|
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Response from DaveyJUU | Reviewed this property |
It might be easiest to look into the Co-op at Castlebay after you come off the ferry. Or if you are arriving by air phone the Co-op to see if you can arrange delivery. Sorry can't supply a phone number but a bit of... More