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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

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

    Length: 26km / 16 miles
    Estimated time (without stops): 5 hours

    ***Please note the route advisory***

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

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    Cross School, North Dell, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0SN

    Telephone

    01851 810377

    Isle Of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis is situated in North Dell in the former Cross Primary School. It includes an accredited museum, a vast archive as well as genealogical records for the whole of North Lewis and a café.

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  3. © 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

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

    Telephone

    01871 810306

    Isle Of Barra

    The ferry berth is only available if there is no conflict with timetabled operations, permission should be obtained from the Pier Master. CalMac pier master controls area adjacent to pier but otherwise no Harbour Authority.

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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

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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.

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

  9. 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
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    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

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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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    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

  12. © 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

  13. Address

    Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5UZ

    Isle of Barra

    This medieval castle was the seat of the Clan Macneil. Built in the 15th century it was abandoned in the early 18th century, with stones used for shipping ballast. It was rebuilt in 1956-70.

    Add 29. Kisimul Castle to your Itinerary

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    Achmore, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9DU

    Isle of Lewis

    Inspired by the traditional Hebridean summer dwellings or ‘airidhs’. The larch-clad house is both colourful and sculptural with dramatic views over the Harris hills. (Private residence: not open to the public).

    Add 11. The Summer House to your Itinerary

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    Telephone

    01851 705320

    Falmadair - the North Lewis Maritime Society - is a charitable organisation established in 2005 to promote the maritime heritage of northern Lewis and improve access to leisure sailing.

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    Loch Skipport, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    23rd June 1745. A chance meeting with some fishermen at Loch Skipport solves the problem of smuggling the Prince across the guarded South Ford.

    Add Location N - Loch Skipport: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail 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

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 62 reviews62 reviews

    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

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