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Anyone been to the Isle of Barra?

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sadiemcgrady Tue 26-Aug-08 12:05:23

We had a lovely holiday on Mull a couple of years ago and it looks like there's a few places to stay on Barra. I quite fancy it.

Anyone been?

Dragonbutter Tue 26-Aug-08 12:08:22

yes, my dad grew up there.
i reckon it's great if you get good weather.

sadiemcgrady Tue 26-Aug-08 12:10:50

DO you reckon we could spend a whole week there? DH mentioned doing a bit of 'hopping' up to the Uists, but I fancy just chilling (maybe literally!) out at the beach with the kids

Dragonbutter Tue 26-Aug-08 12:22:03

probably no more than a week.
i was a kid when i went so i'm probably not going to be very useful here.
i'd have a backup plan in case of rain.

hf128219 Tue 26-Aug-08 12:28:26

I have been - beautiful. Good walking and cycling. You can fly - the plane lands on the beach. The only flight in the world where the schedule is dependant on the tides.

Dragonbutter Tue 26-Aug-08 12:29:10

yes, coolest airport ever.

sadiemcgrady Tue 26-Aug-08 12:31:06

Never thought about flying tbh. We'd need the car wouldn't we?

Fennel Tue 26-Aug-08 12:34:07

I've been. it is very beautiful if it's not rainning. But we spent a week in the Outer Hebrides, including Barra, in the most appallling weather, in August. It was a miserable holiday. one of the worst ever. And that was before children.

it is terribly weather dependent.

Barra is small, you could manage there without a car.

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