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

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.

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Malacleit

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

Port Nis

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

Kisimul Castle

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

Sound of Taransay

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

Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)

Traigh Bhostadh is a sheltered shell sand beach at the north end of Great Bernera. The Iron Age House and Time and Tide Bell are both sited here, along with ample parking and toilets.

Coll Beach

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

Loch Druidibeg

Loch Druidibeag is a National Nature Reserve where colourful grassland on the coast graduually gives way to moorland and lochans.

Traigh Scarista

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

Seilebost

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

Hushinish

Hushinish is a small settlement of only 4 houses overlooking a white sand beach in the far west of Harris

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Traigh Mhor

This beautiful beach is the spectacular site of Barra’s amazing airport – but only at low tide!

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.

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.

Ardroil Sands

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

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

Coileag a' Prionnnsa

Bonnie Prince Charlie first stepped foot on Scottish soil on this beach on 23rd July 1745, from the french ship "Du Teillay"

Traigh  Ghearadha

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

Traigh Iar

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

A few ideas....

  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. Address

    Rodel, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS5 3TW

    Isle of Harris

    St. Clement’s earliest sections date to the 15th Century and it is the finest pre-reformation church in the Hebrides. Inside is one of the most ambitious and richly-carved tombs of the time for the Macleod clan chief.

    Add 19. St Clements Church to your Itinerary

  2. Address

    Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DA

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Stornoway features in all three books. In particular, there are scene's in MacNeils, the Police Station, the Lews Castle and the Iolaire Monument.

    Add Peter May Trilogy - MacNeil's Bar and The Narrows to your Itinerary

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Address

    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

  6. Address

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

    Isle Of South Uist

    15th June 1746 The Prince and his small band of supporters continue on their way south to Lochboisdale

    Add Location I - Calvay Island: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  7. Address

    Rarnish, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    11th May 1746. Returning from a failed escape bid from Stornoway the Prince hides in a miserable little hut in Rarnish, Benbecula.

    Add Location D - Rarnish: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Haun, Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JH

    Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Peter and Johnny and a young girl, Ceit are brought to South Uist.  They were referred to as "homers" as they had been in an orphanage and the Catholic Church had shipped them to South Uist and boarded them out with a families in Eriskay. This house in Eriskay is where…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Ceit's (Catherine's) House Eriskay to your Itinerary

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    Boisdale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    More abundant to the west of the main road. You can access the area easily as it is unfenced although plants can be seen from the main road in fenced fields further north too.

    When to See
    Flowers in June.

    Add Lesser Butterfly Orchids-Boisdale to your Itinerary

  10. Address

    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

  11. Address

    Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Built in 1847-51 in the Neo-Gothic style popular in the Victorian era by Sir James Matheson and substantially altered by Lord Leverhulme. After being used as a school, it re-opened in 2016.

    Add 1. Lews Castle and Museum to your Itinerary

  12. 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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    Milton, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Birthplace of Flora MacDonald "...a name that will be mentioned in history, and if courage and fidelity be virtues, mentioned with honour." Samuel Johnson

    Add Location S - Milton (Airigh Mhuillinn): Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Dunard, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XD

    Telephone

    01871 810443

    Isle of Barra

    Awards

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

    Unique adventures in stunning locations on the Isle of Barra. Our professional guides and instructors offer surf lessons, snorkelling close encounters with seals, beautiful sea kayak tours, and the ultimate adventure, coasteering,

    Add Barra Surf and Coastal Adventures to your Itinerary

  15. Address

    Howmore, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    An excellent small area to see a good variety of machair flowers.

    Add Machair Flowers - Howmore to your Itinerary

  16. Address

    Garrynamonie, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TX

    Isle of South Uist

    Designed in 1965 by architect Richard McCarron, this Catholic church has been described as “brutalist”, owing little to traditional Outer Hebrides building styles. It was largely self-built by the parishioners.

    Add 25. Our Lady of Sorrows to your Itinerary

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    South Ford, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    23rd June 1746. Neil is arrested by the militia at the South Ford. He finds that Flora has been arrested the previous night .

    Add Location M - South Ford: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Nunton, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    27th April 1746. The Captain of Clanranald at Nunton House hears news of the Prince's arrival in Benbecula. Also present are Neil MacEachen who was to become the Prince's most trusted companion and the Rev John MacAulay who has betrayal in mind.

    Add Location C - Nunton House: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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