Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

The Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust gives a chance for travellers to stay a while in some of the remotest communities in the Outer Hebrides. Through the work of the Trust, many casual visitors come to love these island communities. The Trust maintains hostels on Harris, Berneray and South Uist.

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Exploring the Outer Hebrides requires time and patience. Ferries are often affected by storms. Getting to know the islands means spending time in small communities where services and facilities may be sparse. If you are looking for smart hotels then you’ll be disappointed. A very good option for travellers exploring the islands is the chain of three hostels run by the Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust (GHHT). They are all in gorgeous settings.


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This article was published in hidden europe 52.