Western Isles St Kilda G76 9ER, UK
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St. Kilda Located 41 miles west of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, the St Kilda archipelago is considered the remotest part of the British Isles. People lived here on a couple of craggy islands until 1930, when the declining population made life unsustainable and they willingly evacuated to mainland Scotland. Today, the islands enjoy Dual World Heritage Status for both their natural and cultural significance. The trip out takes about three hours by boat from either Harris or North Uist, but is worth the effort to see the remains of the village, the towering cliffs and sea stacks, and what’s considered the important seabird breeding area in northwest Europe.