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St Kilda World Heritage Site

Fragments of the past haunt these islands, now home to the UK’s largest colony of Atlantic puffins

Planning your visit

A visit to St Kilda is a special trip and if you are well prepared you will get the most out of your visit. All visitors arrive at the small pier in Village Bay. If you are arriving in your own boat please note that you must come ashore in an open tender to avoid bringing unwanted animals, such as rats, onto the island. The hulls of all boats should be recently treated with anti-fouling treatment, and chains and anchors should be clean. Please make sure that you have good walking shoes or boots and that they are cleaned before you visit, paying particular attention to the soles. Take plenty of warm and waterproof layers. You should also bring food and drink with you as there are no cafes or shops on the island.

A souvenir shop is open on request.

There are public toilets and a tap for drinking water.

Please keep dogs or any other animals on board your vessel.

Mobile phones do not work on St Kilda.

Landing charges applicable for commercial operators. Please contact for more information.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you would like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01463 732635.


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Opening times

St Kilda
Current periodOpen all year, daily

Entry prices

St Kilda
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • All access to St Kilda is by boat and tender, and there are uneven path surfaces, therefore access is difficult for visitors with mobility problems and not advised for wheelchairs.
  • A paved road from the slipway leads to the top of the hill and is very steep in places. 
  • Access to the village of Hirta, where the toilet is located, is along an unpaved and uneven path. 
  • The souvenir shop is accessible along a paved surface.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We would love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what is good and where we need to do better.