Reknowned as much for its location and history as for its stunning wildlife, St Kilda is a “must visit” destination for anyone interested in Scotlands wildlife. The archipelago supports Europe’s most important seabird colony, including the world’s biggest gannet colony and Britain’s largest fulmar colony.

A number of charter boats make the trip each year, travelling from the western isles or the Scottish mainland. Access can be difficult, and tends to be restricted to the summer months.

Location: 66km west of Benbecula