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

Malacleit

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

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.

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!

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.

Scolpaig

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

Callanish Standing Stones

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

Loch Crabhadal

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

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Heaval

Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

Traigh Mhor

The Traigh Mhor is a mile long sandy beach at North Tolsta in the unspoilt north east part of the Isle of Lewis

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 Scarista

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

Vatersay Bay

Vatersay is the southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides. It is now linked to Barra by a causeway which was completed in 1991

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

Tiumpan Head

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

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

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

Dun Cuier

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

Bearsdaire

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

Luskentyre

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

Kisimul Castle

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

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…

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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. Address

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

    Telephone

    01871 810267

    Isle of Barra

    Our Lady, Star of the Sea, designed by G. Woulfe Brenan and completed in 1888, is perched atop a crag in Castlebay. The church dominates the bay and is a beacon for returning boats.

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  2. Address

    Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AA

    Telephone

    01870 603970

    Isle of North Uist

    Awards

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

    Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating.

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    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

  4. Benbecula: running along Liniclate machair on Hebridean Way
    South Uist: Signs at Loch Druidibeg
    South Uist: wild ponies at Loch Skipport
    South Uist: Caisteal Bhagream
    South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg
    South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg
    Benbecula: running along Liniclate machair on Hebridean Way
    South Uist: Signs at Loch Druidibeg
    South Uist: wild ponies at Loch Skipport
    South Uist: Caisteal Bhagream
    South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg
    South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg

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    Start: Howmore, South Uist, Finish: Liniclate, Benbecula

    Islands: 2 (South Uist, Benbecula)
    Causeways: 1
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 16 miles
    Route Time: 5 hours
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    **Note the diversion on this part of the route**

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section D: Howmore to Liniclate to your Itinerary

  5. Cairn erected by Eriskay schoolchildren in 1995 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of BPC landing at Eriskay
    Cairn erected by Eriskay schoolchildren in 1995 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of BPC landing at Eriskay

    Address

    Eriskay, Isle of South UIst, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South UIst

    Prince Charles Edward Stuart's first landfall in Scotland was on the Island of Eriskay on 23rd July 1745.

    Add Location A - Coilleag a Phrionnsa: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Princes Strand, Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist

    This pink and white, striped funnel-shaped flower is found only here in the Outer Hebrides

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  7. Address

    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.

    Add Location G - Acarsaid Fhalaich: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Church Street, Stonoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2JD

    Stonoway, Isle of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    The police station is off course where Detective Fin Macleod is based on his return to the island, having left as a teenager. He is brought in to investigate the murder of Angus "Angel" Macritchie following a copycat murder he had been investigating in Edinburgh. Here he teams up with Detective Sergeant George Gunn…

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    Address

    25 Valasay, Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Telephone

    01851 612288

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    For a once in a lifetime experience, join us for a personalised tour of Lewis and Harris and learn about the history, archaeology and wildlife of these beautiful islands.

    Add Out and About Tours to your Itinerary

  10. Address

    Gibson Gardens, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2AG

    Isle Of Lewis

    A large (in island terms) social housing project for rent which fits an urban site where a school hostel had been located. Completed in 2012 by local architects Anderson Associates.

    Add 6. Gibson Gardens to your Itinerary

  11. Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
    Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

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    Kildonan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Scan the hills to the east of the main road.

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  12. Address

    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

  13. Address

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

    Isle of Lewis

    St Moluag’s Church is a 12th century Temple, said to have been built by the son of a Scandinavian King, who had converted to Christianity. Saint Moluag was a Scottish missionary and contemporary of Saint Columba.

    Add 8. St Moluag’s Church to your Itinerary

  14. Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed sea eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    Sparrowhawk © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed sea eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    Sparrowhawk © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Loch Sgioport, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SN

    Isle Of South Uist

    Located in the northern end of South Uist, Loch Sgioport is a great placee to spot white-tailed eagles.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Sgioport to your Itinerary

  15. 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

    Address

    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

  16. Harris: cyclists at Ardhasaig with Clisham backdrop
    Harris: cyclist on road at Ardhasaig before climbing the Clisham
    Harris: cyclists on winding double track road
    Lewis: cattle grid sign at Laxay
    Lewis: Lochganavich peat stacks
    Lewis: Callanish Stones at sunset
    Harris: cyclists at Ardhasaig with Clisham backdrop
    Harris: cyclist on road at Ardhasaig before climbing the Clisham
    Harris: cyclists on winding double track road
    Lewis: cattle grid sign at Laxay
    Lewis: Lochganavich peat stacks
    Lewis: Callanish Stones at sunset

    Address

    Tarbert, Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DJ

    Islands: 2 (Harris and Lews)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 38 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours
    Grade: Moderate to Difficult

    Add Hebridean Way Cycling Route Section E: Tarbert (Harris) to Callanish (Lewis) to your Itinerary

  17. 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

  18. 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

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