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

Rueval

This is the panoramic view from the top of Rueval (Ruabhal), which is the highest point on Benbecula. Look out for the birds of prey as you climb this hill.

Bearsdaire

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

Traigh Iar

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

Hushinish

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

Stornoway Harbour

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

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 Dhail Mhor (Dalmore)

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

Kisimul Castle

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

Seilebost

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

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

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.

Beinn Ghainche

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

Sound of Taransay

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

Loch Crabhadal

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

Tiumpan Head

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

Port Nis

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

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 Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

Dun Cuier

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

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Luskentyre

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

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.

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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

    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

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    Borve, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HT

    Isle of Harris

    Inspired by Scottish coastal Iron Age buildings. Designed by Stuart Bagshaw (Private residence, please view from the road)

    Add 16. The Broch House to your Itinerary

  3. 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

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    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

  5. Kinloch Historical Society
    Seaforth Head
    Pairc Cairn
    Lochs
    Kinloch Historical Society
    Seaforth Head
    Pairc Cairn
    Lochs

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    Community Hub, Balallan, Kinloch, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9PN

    Telephone

    01851 830778

    Kinloch, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Kinloch Historical Society is located on the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert, A859. It includes a museum and archive covering various aspects of community life, and information about the area’s links to Clan Mackenzie.

    Add Kinloch Historical Society to your Itinerary

  6. 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.

    Add Seatrek to your Itinerary

  7. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell

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    Meavaig, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AW

    Isle Of Harris

    The observatory is a purpose built hide perched in the interior of the rugged North Harris hills commanding spectacular views over the territory of a pair of golden eagles.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - North Harris Eagle Observatory to your Itinerary

  8. Bowling Alley
    Editor Hugh hard at work in Fios Office
    Kids Club
    Sauna
    Soft Play
    Gym
    Table Tennis
    Tuesday Art Club
    Bowling Alley
    Editor Hugh hard at work in Fios Office
    Kids Club
    Sauna
    Soft Play
    Gym
    Table Tennis
    Tuesday Art Club

    Address

    Lionel, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XB

    Telephone

    01851 810039

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Spòrsnis is a community sports centre in the North of Lewis. It hosts the Hebrides’ only 10-pin bowling alley and offers a wide range of indoor activities and sports as well as gyms, a sauna, showers and a selection of classes.

    Add Sporsnis to your Itinerary

  9. Address

    The Hub, Glen House, Willowglen Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2EP

    Telephone

    0787 657 0932

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Add Bespoke Bicycle Hebrides 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.

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

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    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

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    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

  13. Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HA

    Isle Of North Uist

    Beinn Langais is a prominent hill surrounded by vast areas of peatland, freshwater and sea lochs. A short path runs up to an archaeological site with excellent views over the area.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Langais to your Itinerary

  14. Eilean Glas Lighthouse

    Address

    Isle of Scalpay, HS4 3YG

    Isle of Scalpay

    One of the most popular walks in the Outer Hebrides with superb views back over Skye.  The familiar red and white tower was constructed in 1824, but is on the site of one of the four original Northern Lighthouse Board beacons established in 1789.

    Add Eilean Glas Lighthouse to your Itinerary

  15. Stornoway Harbour from Lews Castle Grounds
    Mick Blunt
    Laxay - Harris hills
    Laxay
    View from Achmore
    Traffic on Pentland Road
    Pentland Road Sheiling
    Hebridean Way monolith in Lews Castle Grounds in Stornoway
    Stornoway Harbour from Lews Castle Grounds
    Mick Blunt
    Laxay - Harris hills
    Laxay
    View from Achmore
    Traffic on Pentland Road
    Pentland Road Sheiling
    Hebridean Way monolith in Lews Castle Grounds in Stornoway

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    Start: Balallan, Finish: Woodlands Centre, Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway

    Islands: 1 (Lewis)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 17.5 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours
    Grade: Moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section L: Balallan to Stornoway to your Itinerary

  16. Beach at Sollas, North Uist
    Coming ashore otter
    Thatched cottage - Eabhal
    Cycling in Harris
    Eriskay and Causeway
    South Uist and Causeway to Eriskay
    Beach
    People on beach - Barra
    Harris Tweed
    Baile na Cillie, Uig, Lewis
    Beach at Sollas, North Uist
    Coming ashore otter
    Thatched cottage - Eabhal
    Cycling in Harris
    Eriskay and Causeway
    South Uist and Causeway to Eriskay
    Beach
    People on beach - Barra
    Harris Tweed
    Baile na Cillie, Uig, Lewis

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    An Struan Ruadh, Sollas, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DA

    Telephone

    07543 094491

    Isle of North Uist

    Awards

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


    Igot2travel offer wildlife watching, cultural & history, walking, fishing and inter-island day trips with a local Gaelic speaking guide. Specially tailored personal tours across the Outer Hebrides, introduce you to the magic of the islands.

    Add Igot2travel to your Itinerary

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    Wiay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    6th June 1746. Fearing the Prince's discovery by his enemies after being a few weeks in Glen Corodale, Neil takes the Prince to the small island of Wiay, off Benbecula.

    Add Location F - Wiay: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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