St Kilda National Nature Reserve

St Kilda is a dual World Heritage Site, one of only 24 in the world
recognised as internationally important for its natural and cultural heritage

St Kilda is Europe's most important seabird colony, and one of the major seabird breeding stations in the North Atlantic

St Kilda is an archipelago of four main islands and sea stacs

St Kilda has the largest colony of gannets in the world and the largest colony of fulmars in the British Isles

St Kilda is one of the best places in Britain for diving because of its clear water and its submerged caves, tunnels and arches

St Kilda is home to Soay sheep, from the island of Soay, a unique survival of primitive breeds dating back to the Bronze Age

Because of its isolation there are two unique sub-species on St Kilda – the St Kilda fieldmouse and the St Kilda wren.

St Kilda has one of the most extensive groups of vernacular building remains in Britain. The layout of the 19th-century village remains to this day, and over 1,400 stone-built cleitean for storing food and fuel are scattered all over the islands, and even on the sea stacs

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Admission charges


Additional info

Mobility information: All access is by boat and tender. Access to the old village is along an unpaved and uneven path, WC is located within the village. Shop accessible along paved surface. Paved road from slipway leads to top of hill, very steep in places .Mobility impaired visitors: difficult access by boat and launch. Uneven path surfaces

St Kilda National Nature Reserve
St Kilda



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