Udal Peninsula

Sollas, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BS

Type:Monuments & Ruins

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The Udal Peninsula is one of the richest human and natural environments of the Outer Hebrides. It is an exciting and beautiful time capsule preserving centuries of human and natural impacts. At its heart is the 'machair' - a Gaelic word meaning ‘fertile plain’. For thousands of years families have farmed and continue to farm this rich landscape.

The core of the Udal archaeology site is the North and South Mounds, and Rubha na Udail. Collectively these three zones of the Udal site were excavated between 1963-1994, under the direction of the late Iain Crawford.

Although their full value is yet to be realised the excavations revealed stories of families living here over a period of some 8,000 years, spanning the Neolithic period to the 18th century.

A walking tour App exploring the Udal and its heritage and environment, as told by members of the community, is available to download free to your tablet or phone HERE, via the izi.travel storytelling platform. You must first download the izi.travel App to then download the audio tour.

 

 

 

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What's Nearby

  1. Vallay is a beautiful desserted tidal island and is accessible at low tide from Sollas.…

    2.48 miles away
  2. Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay)…

    2.85 miles away
  3. Clachan Sands beach is a stunning white sandy beach which is accessible via the village…

    3.24 miles away
  1. The remains of a stronghold occupy the whole of a tiny islet in the middle of the tidal…

    4.74 miles away
  2. Eilean Domhnuill (NF 7470 7530) is an artificial islet in the loch that was occupied…

    4.76 miles away
  3. Loch Bhurigh is easily accessible from the machair to the south of the island.

    4.8 miles away
  4. Giant Mackaskill Monument is located ti the South of Berneray.

    4.92 miles away
  5. A truly stunning beach and was voted in 2021 as no. 3 in Lonely Planet's Top 20 Best…

    5.68 miles away
  6. Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

    5.78 miles away
  7. Close to the ferry terminal lie the slight remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to…

    5.98 miles away
  8. Cladh Maolrithe

    At Beinn a'Chlaidh - Hill of the Graveyard - there is a standing stone.

    6.07 miles away
  9. Kilpheder Cross

    6.28 miles away
  10. St Kilda archipelago can be viewed from the west coast of North Uist. The viewpoint is…

    6.47 miles away
  11. Seal viewing point

    6.82 miles away
  12. Hosta beach is easily accessible from the main road at Hosta.

    7.1 miles away
  13. At this site, situated on the southern slope of the hill, lie the remains of a Neolithic…

    7.44 miles away
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