Things to Do

Island Highlights

Hebridean Way Cycling Route Section B: Daliburgh (South Uist) to Clachan (North Uist)

This first section includes 4 islands - Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay and part of South Uist, 2 causeways and a ferry crossing.

Macleod Standing Stone (Clach Macleoid)

Standing stone overlooking the beach near the village of Horgabost .

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Stones can be found near the village of Callanish in west Lewis just above Loch Roag.

© Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

With some of the highest densities of breeding golden eagles in all of Europe, North Harris provides one of the best opportunities in Scotland for viewing this iconic species.

The Deserted Village of Stiomrabhaigh (Stemreway)

A short walk of 4km (2 miles) across rough ground to an abandoned village on the north shore of Loch Sealg - allow 2 hours.

Shoreline Stoneware

Inspired by the Atlantic coastline, Shoreline Stoneware draws inspiration from its unique Hebridean environment. Beautiful hand-crafted pieces, capture the essence of the Hebrides, reflecting the…

Northton Temple

A short and pleasant walk of 5km (3 miles) over the machair to the Temple - a ruined chapel - with sandy beaches and views out to the islands in the Sound of Harris - 1- 2 hours

Stilligarry Beach and Machair

Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach and machair. Access can be gained from the village of Stilligarry.

Polochar Beach

Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach and machair. There is easy access to this beach at Polachar.

Berneray West Beach - Esther Sinmiraranadie

A truly stunning beach and was voted in 2021 as no. 3 in Lonely Planet's Top 20 Best beaches in Europe! It is easily accessible through the village of Borve.

Stornoway Harbour

Stornoway with its population of about 6000 is the main port and administrative centre on the Isle of Lewis.

Beinn Ghainche

Ben Ghainche is a small hill situated at the north end of the beach at Bearsdaire

North Uist War Memorial

First World War memorial.

Our Lady of the Isles

Our Lady of the Isles is a statue of the Madonna and Child by sculptor Hew Lorimer. Erected in 1957 on the west slope of Reuval overlooking the sea, it is a fantastic viewpoint.

Ceolas

A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

Am Baile Beach

The beach is a stunning white sandy beach and easily accessible from the village, near am Politician.

Cleit Beach

A great beach for all the family or a quiet walk. At low tide there are caves to explore at the far end.

Arinaban Woodland

A wonderful plantation where a mixture of trees have been planted and footpaths created. The woodland is located at the end of the road at North Locheynort and there are picnic tables and seats at…

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross Interesting climb, following these images.© Copyright Barbara Carr and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Coll Beach

Beautiful beach approximately five miles from Stornoway. Suitable for walking, wind-surfing, kite flying. There is also a caravan park with toilets

Scolpaig

Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

Mosiac Mackerel

The Mosaic Mackerel sculpture by Rosalind Waites forms part of the Uist Sculpture Trail.

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

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  1. Address

    Lews Castle Grounds, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Telephone

    01851 822746

    Isle Of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    The Museum and Archive has recently opened at Lews Castle, Stornoway. Exhibitions will give an overview of the islands’ heritage and the Lewis Chessmen are back to delight.

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  2. Address

    Clachan Sands, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AY

    Isle Of North Uist

    Clachan Sands beach is a stunning white sandy beach which is accessible via the village of Clachan Sands.

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    Tigharry, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DE

    Isle Of North Uist

    St Kilda archipelago can be viewed from the west coast of North Uist. The viewpoint is at Clettreval Hill close to Hosta.

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    Askernish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SY

    Isle Of South Uist

    Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach and machair.

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    Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky islet just off the coast of Barra at Castlebay

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  6. Address

    Houghgarry, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Telephone

    01876 560287

    Isle of North Uist

    A beautiful reserve on the north west coast of North Uist with sandy beaches, rocky foreshore,, marshes and sand dunes.

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    Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XP

    Isle of Lewis

    Great walks, cylce paths, mountain bike trail and scenery overlooking Stornoway Harbour.

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    Seilebost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Seilebost is a small crofting village on the coast road along the west side of Harris.

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  9. Seaforth Head
    Museum interior
    Seaforth Head
    Museum interior

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    Community Hub, Balallan, Kinloch, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9PN

    Telephone

    01851 830778

    Kinloch, Isle of Lewis

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    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Kinloch Historical Society is located on the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert, A859. It includes a museum and archive covering various aspects of community life, and information about the area’s links to Clan Mackenzie.

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  10. South Boisdale Beach and Boat

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    South Boisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TE

    Isle Of South Uist

    Along the west coast of South UIst lies around 20 miles of stunning white beach and machair.

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    Barra, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    A well preserved iron age galleried dun situated on hill to the east of Cuier cemetery

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    Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

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    Bayble, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0QD

    Isle of Lewis

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    This small beach on the peninsula of Point in Lewis is a lovely place to unwind with a sunset walk on the sand, or with a morning dip in the sea, where you’ll have picturesque views of the mainland mountains and Bayble Island ahead of you.

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    Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XH

    Isle of Lewis

    Rubha Robhais (Butt of Lewis) is the most northerly tip of the Isle of Lewis.

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    5 Losgaintir, Luskentyre, ISLE OF HARRIS, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HL

    Luskentyre, ISLE OF HARRIS

    Luskentyre Beach Hut is situated overlooking the world famous Luskentyre sands and sells a variety of gifts, souvenirs,drinks, ices and snacks.

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    Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XB

    Isle of Lewis

    Loch Stiapabhat bird reserve and hide to watch golden plover, Lapwing, whooper swans, geese and many rare migrants. The hide is open all year.

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  17. Seol an Iolaire installation, Stornoway

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    STORNOWAY, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DU

    Isle of Lewis

    While the sea brought has wealth and power to the Outer Hebrides over the centuries, it has also brought tragedy.

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  18. Balemartin/Hosta beach, North Uist

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    Tigharry, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DE

    Isle Of North Uist

    Hosta beach is easily accessible from the main road at Hosta.

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