• Flickr/http://www.flickr.com/photos/chansonnette/

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    Lying halfway between mainland Shetland and the Orkney islands, Fair Isle is the most remote inhabited island in the United Kingdom.

  • Flickr/olicanae

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    With its stone circles and neolithic villages, Orkney, in northern Scotland, is the place to come for prehistory buffs.

  • Flickr/I.bailey_beverley

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, off the northeast coast of England, was an important center of Celtic Christianity. Today, the ruins of a 16th Century castle still stand.

  • Flickr/Kristofer Williams

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    Over 220 square miles of Wales' biggest island, Anglesey, have been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Flickr/michaelday_bath

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    The tiny island of Lundy, off the coast of Devon, England, is a haven for marine life. The island's name is believed to come from the old Norse word for "puffin island."

  • Flickr/John Wesley Barker

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    The smallest and most westerly of the Isles of Scilly, Bryher boasts crystal-clear waters ideal for diving and snorkeling.

  • Flickr/Laisterdyke LRC

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    Located between Britain and Ireland, the Isle of Man has its own government, language, and passport.

  • Karen Gardiner Dion

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    The diverse landscape of Scotland's Isle of Skye includes mountains, waterfall, cliffs, lochs, and lots of heather.

  • harristweed.com

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    It's hard to believe that these crystal clear waters and white sandy beach is in Scotland. But this is Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris.

  • The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    The largest of the Small Isles below Skye, Rùm offers four-poster accommodations in the Edwardian Kinloch Castle.

  • Flickr/helen_1977

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    Home to eight distilleries, whisky lovers should not miss the Isle of Islay.

  • Flickr/NatsMercury

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    A mixture of French and British influences and a balmy climate makes Jersey one of the most popular of the Channel Islands.

  • Flickr/Beechwood Photography

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    On the Channel Island of Sark, off the coast of Normandy, France, cars are banned from roads and only tractors and horse drawn vehicles are allowed.

  • Flickr/BARMCD

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland's most northerly point, is home to Bruce's Cave, the place where Robert the Bruce saw the spider that inspired him to continue his fight for Scottish independence.

  • Facebook/Tresco Island

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    The white beaches and turquoise waters of Tresco, the only privately owned island in the Scilly Isles, rival those of the Caribbean.

  • Flickr/Russ Garrett

    The United Kingdom's Most Beautiful Islands

    In 1997, the locals of the Scottish island of Eigg got together and purchased the island back from its landlords. The island also powers itself exclusively with renewable energy.

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