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The landscape is rugged
and wild, with majestic
BARBARA MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY, RAASAY
Seals are often
spotted on Raasay
o an the a e
and stories of Raasay have inspired
poetry, novels and countless pieces of
art - in fact, all who visit seem to leave
with a special place in their heart for
The number of tourists
visiting the Hebrides has
risen by 27% over the past
few years, bringing an
average spend per annum
of over £50million.
Travellers who step out of the usual
isle of Skye tourist circuit to pay this
magical island a visit ill find themselves
blown away by the amazing views of
Skye and the Cuillin mountains.
Year round, the constantly changing
colours and advancing or retreating
snows turn the Cuillin range into
a breathtaking theatre of nature, with
Raasay being the best seat in the house.
A short walk from the ferry pier sits
Raasay House, with windows gazing
over the sea at those majestic mountains.
Once the seat of the clan Macleod of
Raasay, the original house dates back
500 years. The Island of Raasay has
passed through many owners over the
years and, with it, this impressive house.
During his 1773 tour of the Highlands,
the basis for his book A Journey to the
Western Islands of Scotland, Dr Samuel
Johnson described Raasay as 'Such a
seat of hospitality, amidst the winds and
the aters, fills the imagination ith
a delightful contrariety of images.'
Present-day travellers who ensconce
themselves in the comfort of a beautiful
de-luxe sea-facing room at Raasay House
ill find themselves similarly spellbound
by the many charms of this special
place. These days, outdoor activities play
a big part in drawing people back to
holiday on Raasay year in, year out.
This natural playground is a perfect
arena for walking, cycling, climbing,
Sea kayaking is one
of the many outdoor
activities on offer
kayaking, wildlife boat trips, sailing,
coasteering, archery and gorge walking.
Raasay House is such a popular
destination that it is advisable to reserve
your accommodation in advance. A top
tip for those hoping to get active is to
book direct, asking for a room, food and
activity combined package, which can
be completely tailored to your needs.
From solo explorers to couples, from
families to groups, Raasay House will
offer a unique experience for each and
every one of its guests.
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