(Extract from "Fact Cards 2019")
Luskentyre was the only Scottish beach to appear in the 2018 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. It was placed at number 2 in the top 10 UK beaches. “Must be one of the top 5 beautiful beaches in the world!”
Airbnb revealed its top 19 destinations for 2019. The Outer Hebrides is in 9th place with Kaikoura, New Zealand in 1st place. The list is diverse, but almost all the destinations are driven by an interest in unique experiences and a desire to get beyond more traditional cities and countries.
The Hebrides has also been placed in CNN Travel’s 19 places to visit in 2019. Some of the other places in the list are: Christchurch, New Zealand, Fukuoka in Japan, the Grand Canyon, New York City. The Personal WellBeing update released by ONS for April 2017 to March 2018 showed that the Outer Hebrides was the happiest place in Scotland.
Some of the top visitor attractions in the Outer Hebrides in 2018:
- An Lanntair 229,881
- Calanais Visitor Centre 52,030
- Museum agus Tasglann nan Eilean 41,899 (Stornoway and Uist)
- Gearrannan Blackhouse Village 30,746
- Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum Arts Centre 26,164
- Blackhouse, Arnol 16,221