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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

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

Ardroil Sands

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

Dun Cuier

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

Traigh Eais

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

Bearsdaire

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

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.

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 Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

Traigh Dail Beag (Dalbeg) is a lovely small bay and beach on the west side of Lewis.

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

St Kilda

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

Traigh Iar

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

Ard Feinis

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

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

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.

Traigh Mhor

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

Callanish Standing Stones

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

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

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Hushinish

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

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

    Port Of Ness, Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XA

    Ness, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    The boathouse at the harbour in Port of Ness is the scene of the murder in The Blackhouse, that Detective Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. Fin left "Crobost" as a teenager and returns as a detective to investigate the case. The victim is known to Fin. He is the brother of an old school friend.

    "The…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Port of Ness Harbour to your Itinerary

  2. Address

    16 Uigen, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9HX

    Telephone

    01851 672469

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Let your Hebridean Adventure begin with Seatrek, based in Uig on the Isle of Lewis, providing unforgettable day trips to some of our most remote islands such as North Rona and the Flannans, or take a boat trip round the stunning coastline.

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    Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AA

    Isle of Lewis

    A broch is an iron-aged drystone hollow-walled structure found only in Scotland. Dun Carloway, was likely built in 1st Century AD.

    Add 10. Dun Carloway to your Itinerary

  4. Seilebost
    Scarista
    Holmasaig Gallery
    Holmasaig Gallery
    Port Vendre
    Pabbay
    June Wild flowers
    St Kilda
    Fluraichean Na Machrach
    Gannets St Kilda
    Seilebost
    Scarista
    Holmasaig Gallery
    Holmasaig Gallery
    Port Vendre
    Pabbay
    June Wild flowers
    St Kilda
    Fluraichean Na Machrach
    Gannets St Kilda

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    Quidinish, Finsbay, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3JQ

    Telephone

    01859 530401

    Isle Of Harris

    Awards

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

    Isle of Harris watercolour artist Margarita Williams of Holmasaig Studio Gallery, lives in the village where she was born, situated in spectacular scenery of the Bays Road on the rocky South East of Harris.

    Add Holmasaig Studio Gallery to your Itinerary

  5. Address

    Cuddy Point, Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Telephone

    01851 702688

    Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis

    Community slipway is available free of charge

    Add Stornoway Community Slipway to your Itinerary

  6. 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.

    Add 28. Our Lady, Star of the Sea to your Itinerary

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    Ardroil, Uig, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9EU

    Uig, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson


    The glorious bay at Uig, south west Lewis, has many of Fin’s locations around it. Whistler lives at Ardroil as does Minto and the ancient little graveyard at Baile na Cille must be one of the most scenic in Britain.

    The Chessmen sees Fin in contact with his old friend Whistler. Whistler played in a band, whilst…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Whistler's House Ardroil to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    C/O Lewis Retirement Centre, Bayhead, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, HS1 2DU

    Telephone

    01851 880303

    Stornoway

    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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    Carinish, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5EJ

    Isle Of North Uist

    Carnish at the southern tip of North Uist has you will find the Temple View Hotel, with a view of ruins of Teampall na Trianaid, an important pre-Reformation church and site of learning that predates any of the more famous Scottish universities.  As you cycle northwards towards Clachan, look out across the flat tidal island of Baleshare to see the…

    Add D. North Uist and Berneray 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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    Start: Tarbert, Harris, Finish: Scaladale, Harris

    Length: 14.5km / 9 miles
    Grade: Easy to moderate

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

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    Upper Carloway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AG

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of Lewis

    Good shelter at the pier in most weather conditions. Part of pier dries out at low spring tides. There is local fishing and leisure use.

    Add Carloway Pier to your Itinerary

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    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

  14. © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell

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    Poll na Crann, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    This small bay holds Eiders throughout the year.

    Add Eider - Poll na Crann to your Itinerary

  15. Address

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

    Isle of Lewis

    Built in 1862 by David and Thomas Stevenson. Made from red brick, which was unusual for Scottish lighthouses, it is 37 metres high and has 168 steps to the top. Spray flies over the top of it in winter storms.

    Add 7. Butt of Lewis Lighthouse to your Itinerary

  16. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell

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    Bogha Glas, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AD

    Isle Of Harris

    A path leads you into the North Harris hills; one of the largest areas of un-roaded land is Scotland. One of the most reliable places for locating both golden and white-tailed eagles and where the two eagle species are often seen together.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Bogha Glas to your Itinerary

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

    Ness, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    Skigersta harbour is where Peter May imagined to be "Crobost" harbour.  In The Blackhouse having spent many years as a detective in Edinburgh, he returns to Lewis to investigate the murder of an old school friend's brother Angus "Angel"  Macritchie. He revists his old haunts in Ness, where he was brought up - the…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Purple Boat at Skigersta Harbour to your Itinerary

  18. Address

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

    Telephone

    01851 703307

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    The largest arts facility in the Outer Hebrides and comprises a gallery, performance space/cinema, education room, bar/restaurant and gift shop. It has won many awards including a Come to Britain Trophy and Traditional Music Venue of the year.

    Add An Lanntair to your Itinerary

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