Foula, a tiny island in Scotland, is regarded as the most remote inhabited island in Britain and is home to lovely coastal and cliff scenery, large colonies of seabirds, over thousand of Shetland ponies, lots of sheep and a population of only 30 people. Its distance from the mainland and its unique vibes make it one of Britain’s best-kept travel secrets and the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful vacation away from everything!
While Foula has no shops or pubs, it offers a different kind of experience that enchants visitors with hospitality, incredible landscapes and fairy tale-like little ponies. The Shetland ponies breed have existed in the Shetland Isles for over 2000 years and are famous around the world as strong, smart and extremely cute.
You can explore Foula by booking a guided walk or you can go alone, just make sure you read the visitor guidelines before you hit the road.
If you’re planning a trip to the isolated island, keep in mind that getting there could be a challenge as the only way to access Foula is by boat or a plane, which departures only three times a week. Once you arrive, you can stay at the Leraback Bed & Breakfast, the only accommodation you’ll find on the island.