St Kilda is an isolated cluster of volcanic islands that lie 40 miles to the west of the main island chain.

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With the highest sea cliffs in Britain, St Kilda is the most important sea bird breeding station in north west Europe. This dual World Heritage Site has the largest colony of guillemots in the world, the oldest and largest colony of fulmars, the biggest colony of puffins in Britain and over one million birds in total.

St Kilda puffins

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

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St Kilda Tiagh

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

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