See and Do


The devil creates work for idle hands. (Someone with nothing to do will put the cats on the fire)

An duine aig nach eil càil ri dhèanamh, cuiridh na cait air an teine


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Island Highlights

Kisimul Castle

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

Malacleit

Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay) on the north coast of North Uist.

Miabhag

Miabhag (Miavag) is a small setttlemen in North Harris of just a few houses situated on the narrow single track road from Tarbet to Hushinish.

Callanish Standing Stones

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

Bagh Mor

The Island of Grimsay is made up of tidal sands, sea lochs, small islands and islets, and is situated between Benbecula and North Uist.

Port Nis

Port Nis (Port of Ness) is in the parish of Ness, the most northerly parish in Lewis.

St Kilda

St Kilda, a world double heritage site, is situated some 45 miles west of Grimnish Point on North Uist

Traigh Scarista

Facing out into the Atlantic Traigh Scarasta has dramatic views over the Sound of Taransay from its white sand beach.

Tiumpan Head

Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis

Bearsdaire

Berneray and the nearby island of Pabbay lie in the Sound of Harris between North Uist and Harris

Traigh Dhail Mhor (Dalmore)

Dail Mhor (Dalmore) is a long sandy beach with sea stacks, on the Atlantic Coast of the Isle of Lewis

Loch Bee

Loch Bee is a very large brackish loch which stretches from the west side of South Uist to the east side

Luskentyre

The beach at Luskentyre is the largest and most spectacular of all the Harris beaches.

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach) is a very long, sweeping, white sand beach in Uig

Seilebost

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

Crosbost

The peaceful crofting village of Crosbost is reached near the end of the B897 road that branches of the main Stornoway to Tarbet road at Liurbost.

Camas na Clibhe (Cliff Beach)

Camas na Clibhe (Cliff beach) is a quartz sand beach situated on the Valtos peninsular in the Uig parish of Lewis.

Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge was built - and there was meant to be a road that would ling Tolsta to Skigersta at Ness. The mixing of many tons of concrete went into making the bridge and this was all done by hand!

Traigh Eais

Traigh Eais is sandy beach over a mile long, bordered on the east side by a extensive area of sand dunes.

Scolpaig

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

Loch Crabhadal

Loch Crabhadal (Cravadal) is a wild, remote and spectacular area of North Harris.

Traigh  Ghearadha

Triaigh Ghearadha is a beautiful sandy beach at the end of the B895 road in the unspoilt north east part of Lewis.

Ard Feinis

Ard Feinis is a rocky promontory just south of Mangurstadh in the south west of Lewis.

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  1. Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis
  2. Northton temple harris
    This area, from the township of Taobh Tuath to the headland of Rubh' an Teampaill, has numerous sites of archaeological significance.
  3. Statue of the famous grizzly bear Hercules, who escaped and went on the run during filming Benbecula in 1980. Find out more about the story at Langass Woodland.
  4. Beach laning in Barra
    The only place in the world where scheduled flights land on the beach!
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  1. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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    Address

    68 Kirkibost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LX

    Telephone

    01851 612324

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Personal guided tours of Lewis & Harris For the single traveller, couple, family or group of friends max 6 people.Tours are conducted by a resident archaeologist/guide in a Land Rover Defender 110 available 7 days week all year round.

    Add Dave's Hebridean Archaeological Tours to your Itinerary

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    North Tolsta, Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0NL

    Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    This is the location, in the book The Chessmen, of a scooter race between band members and teenage friends of Fin's; Strings and Roddy. The idea was to have a race along the track at the Bridge to Nowhere and whoever won, would be able to name their celtic rock band.

    "It was one of those rare, delicious, early…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Bridge to Nowhere to your Itinerary

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    Poll na Crann, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    This small bay holds Eiders throughout the year.

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  4. Address

    Amhuinnsuidh, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AS

    Telephone

    01859 560 200

    Isle of Harris

    Amhuinnsuidhe Castle was built in 1865 in the Scottish Baronial style by the architect David Bryce and the 7th Earl of Dunmore. Access by prior arrangement only.

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    Garenin, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AL

    Isle of Lewis

    Blackhouses were common dwellings in the Hebrides. This was the last group to be occupied, being vacated in 1974.

    Add 9. Gearrannan Blackhouse Village to your Itinerary

  6. © Laurie Campbell

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    Kilpheder Beach, Kilpheder, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Common Seals can be found along the rocky areas inshore at low tide.

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

    Sollas, Isle Of North Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    Sollas beach is featured in The Chessmen as the location of a drug smuggling tryst resulting in a murder. A light aircraft is found in among the hills in Uig at the start of the book. The story eventually leads to Sollas beach, which is known for its beach fly in, and was where the aircraft had come from on its final…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Sollas Beach to your Itinerary

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    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Isle Of South Uist

    Awards

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

    Lochboisdale Harbour is a great base from which to explore the unspoilt beauty of the Outer Hebrides. Facilities available include: 52 sheltered berths, with lit walkways, access to power and water, shower block, disabled hoist, slipway

    Facilities

    Transport

    • On Public Transport Route

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    Ardinashaig, Scalpay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS4 3XZ

    Scalpay, Isle of Harris

    Scalpay Bridge opened in 1997 and was designed by Halcrow Crouch. It replaced a bow loaded ferry as Scalpay’s link to Harris.

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    Glen Corrodale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    14th May 1746. Neil MacEachen guides the Prince to Glen Corodale which was to be his main place of refuge during his time in Uist.

    Add Location E - Corrodale: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  11. Address

    Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DS

    Isle Of Lewis

    An Lanntair’s award winning building, designed by Nicoll Russell Studios, is inspired by its name, which means “the beacon” in Gaelic.

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    Skigersta, Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0TH

    Ness, Isle Of Lewis

    Overlooking the bay at Skigersta Harbour is Fin's Aunt's house.

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Fin's Aunt's House Skigersta to your Itinerary

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    Loch Skipport, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    13th June 1746. After a detatchment of MacLeod militia from Skye land on the island Neil and the Prince head back for South Uist. That night they sheltered at Acarsaid Fhalaich (The Hidden Anchorage) north of Uisinish.

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  14. Urgha
    Urgha

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    Start: Tarbert, Harris, Finish: Scaladale, Harris

    Islands: 1 (Harris)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 9 miles
    Route Time:4 hours
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section J: Tarbert to Scaladale to your Itinerary

  15. Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DS

    Isle Of North Uist

    Surrounded by rolling moorland and young plantations this is a hotspot for hen harriers and short-eared owls. The roadside car park is an excellent vantage point from which to watch.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Committee Road to your Itinerary

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    Adabroc, Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0TW

    Ness, Isle Of Lewis

    Adabroc was based on the fictious village "Crobost", where Fin was born and brought up.

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  17. Group of tour guides in the Outer Hebrides
    Group of Outer Hebrides Guides with a Berserker a large replica of one of the Lewis Chessmen
    Group at St Moluag Church , Ness Isle off Lewis
    Group of Hebridean Tour Guides on Assessment Day
    Group of tour guides in the Outer Hebrides
    Group of Outer Hebrides Guides with a Berserker a large replica of one of the Lewis Chessmen
    Group at St Moluag Church , Ness Isle off Lewis
    Group of Hebridean Tour Guides on Assessment Day

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    c/o Failte Centre, Bayhead, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DU

    Telephone

    01851 880303

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Engage professional Tour Guides to enhance your visit to a Gaelic landscape and culture. Western Isles Tour Guide Association has a 21-year record of successful tours, in 9 languages, with U.K. & international visitors to the Outer Hebrides.

    Add Western Isles Tour Guides Association to your Itinerary

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    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Isle Of South Uist

    20th June 1746. News arrives that the notorious Capt Scott has landed on Barra and is on his way to Uist. The Prince and his party cross over to the north side of the loch but further news induces more panic!

    Add Location J - Ben Kenneth: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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