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

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.

Traigh Iar

Traigh Noisaboist (Nisabost) is a spectacular west coast beach with extensive views across the Sound of Taransay.

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.

Loch Crabhadal

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

Traigh Eais

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

Traigh Dhail Mhor (Dalmore)

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta) is a beautiful beach in the parish of Uig in south west Lewis.

Bearsdaire

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

Sound of Taransay

The Sound of Taransay lies between the main west coast of Harris and the beautiful island of Taransay.

Seilebost

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

Stornoway Harbour

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

Kisimul Castle

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

Sunrise at Loch Seaforth

Loch Seaforth Viewpoint looks out along the sea loch that is Loch Seaforth. The viewing is stunning, and worth a stop off. There is a carpark with picnic tables and it is one of the best viewpoints…

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie beach) is a beautiful sandy beach in the north of Lewis, near the Butt of Lewis

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

Luskentyre

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

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!

Ardroil Sands

Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west of Lewis.

Tiumpan Head

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

Dun Cuier

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

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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. Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
    © James Smith
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
    © James Smith
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LY

    Isle Of Benbecula

    A path runs across Benbecula, through an area of low lying moorland and lochs. This is an excellent area for hen harrier, short-eared owl and merlin during the breeding season.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Rueval to your Itinerary

  2. © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
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    © Laurie Campbell

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    Polochar, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TU

    South Uist

    Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in the Sound of Barra.

    Add Bottlenose Dolphin - Polochar to your Itinerary

  3.  © Copyright Ian Capper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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    Loch Thallan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    The Common Twayblade is an orchid which can be found around Loch Thallan.

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  4. Address

    Berneray, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BQ

    Isle of North Uist

    These two converted blackhouses now form the Berneray hostel site of the Gatliff Trust and lie in a Conservation Area. The original croft houses probably dated from the 19th Century.

    Add 20. Gatliff Hostel to your Itinerary

  5. Address

    Ardvourlie, Harris, HS3 3AB

    Telephone

    01859 502502

    Awards

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

    Scaladale offers coasteering, kayaking, gorge walking, climbing and abseiling, mountain biking, hill walking, raft building, archery, dinghy sailing and boat trips.

    Scaladale Activity enquiries via website as well as hostel bookings, self contained units in hostel

    Add Scaladale Centre - Activities to your Itinerary

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    Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    26th April 1746. PrinceCharles Edward Stuart sailed from Borradale, Loch nan Uamh, at night, accompanied by Capt O'Sullivan, Capt O'Neil, Allan MacDonald, Donald MacLeod, and Edward Burke, and by seven boatmen. A severe storm blows up.

    Add Location B - Rossinish 1st Visit: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  7. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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    1-3 Francis Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2NF

    Telephone

    07885 250860

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    We offer Private Tours of Outer Hebrides from our base in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Bilingual locals we provide flexible, professional journeys in our 4x4 7-seater vehicles and the highest standards of service possible to our clients.

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    Wiay, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    24th June 1746. Neil realises that they are on a small island instead of being on the Benbecula mainland as they expected. The Prince throws a tantrum!

    Add Location O - Near Wiay: Bonne Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    21st Jun 1746. The Prince gets an offer of help from an unlikely source. (Hugh 'Cam' MacDonald of Armadale, commander of the Skye MacDonald Militia). First meeting with Flora MacDonald.

    Add Location K - Unisary: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  10. 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

  11. Isle of Harris Distillery
    East loch Tarbert
    The Whisky Stills
    Spirit Hall
    Spirit Hall
    The Hearach - Tarbert Warehouse
    The Hearach - Ardhasaig Warehouse
    Casks in Ardhasaig
    Gin Still Dottach
    Gin Still at work
    Isle of Harris Distillery
    East loch Tarbert
    The Whisky Stills
    Spirit Hall
    Spirit Hall
    The Hearach - Tarbert Warehouse
    The Hearach - Ardhasaig Warehouse
    Casks in Ardhasaig
    Gin Still Dottach
    Gin Still at work

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    Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DJ

    Telephone

    01859 502212

    Isle of Harris

    Awards

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

    The first distillery in Harris has opened it's doors. The Harris Distillery is a working distillery that welcomes guests. Join us on a tour of the distillery, sit by the peat fire or enjoy the flavours of the Island in the canteen.

    Add Isle of Harris Distillery to your Itinerary

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    Ardivachar, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Seals are often found "bottling" just off the rocks to the south and west.

    Add Grey Seal - Ardivachar to your Itinerary

  13. Lewis: at the end of the Hebridean Way cycling route at the Butt of Lewis.
    Lewis: Dun Carloway Broch
    Lewis: Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
    Lewis: Port Stoth beach, Ness
    Lewis: Butt of Lewis lighthouse Hebridean Way monolith
    Lewis: cyclist at the Butt of Lewis
    Lewis: Butt of Lewis lighthouse
    Lewis: at the end of the Hebridean Way cycling route at the Butt of Lewis.
    Lewis: Dun Carloway Broch
    Lewis: Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
    Lewis: Port Stoth beach, Ness
    Lewis: Butt of Lewis lighthouse Hebridean Way monolith
    Lewis: cyclist at the Butt of Lewis
    Lewis: Butt of Lewis lighthouse

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    Clachan, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HD

    Islands: 1 (Lewis)
    Causeways:0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 36 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours
    Grade: Moderate to Difficult

    Add Hebridean Way Cycling Route Section F: Callanish (Lewis)  to Butt of Lewis to your Itinerary

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

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    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.

    Add 12. Amhuinnsuidhe Castle to your Itinerary

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    Pabbay, Uig, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9HU

    Uig, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph of Pabbay from Reef Beach © David Wilson

    In The Chessmen, Uig Gala day is taking place at Ardroil beach in front of Uig Lodge. Fin and Gunn arrive looking for their suspect and end up in a boat chase which takes them past Gallan Head and into the caves at Pabbay.  Fin and Detective Gunn arrive at the caves and despite their best…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Pabbay to your Itinerary

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    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Most often seen over the hills to the east at the mouth of Loch Eynort.

    Add White Tailed Sea Eagle-Loch Eynort to your Itinerary

  17. Harris: Horgabost wayfinder
    Harris: walkers on a hill
    Harris: view from Scarista
    Harris: beach at Seilebost
    Harris: Horgabost wayfinder
    Harris: walkers on a hill
    Harris: view from Scarista
    Harris: beach at Seilebost

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    Start: Leverburgh, Harris, Finish: Seilebost, Harris

    Islands: 2 (Berneray, Harris)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 1
    Distance: 13 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours (not including ferry - 1hr)
    Grade: Difficult

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section H: Berneray to Seilebost to your Itinerary

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    Scarista, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HX

    Scarista, Isle Of Harris


    Photograph © David Wilson

    The book The Lewis Man starts with the body of a perfectly preserved body of a young man being recovered from a peatbog at Shader, near Ness. At first it is thought to be a "bog body" until the pathologist conducting the autopsy finds an Elvis Presley Tattoo on his forearm. What had appeared to be a historical find…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Scarista Graveyard to your Itinerary

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