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

Beinn Ghainche

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

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"

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.

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 Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

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!

Tiumpan Head

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

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

Hushinish

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

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 Steinigidh

Bag Steinigidh lies between Scarasta and Borve on the west coast of Harris.

Ard Feinis

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

Loch Crabhadal

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

Scolpaig

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

Traigh Eais

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

Callanish Standing Stones

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

Traigh Iar

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

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Malacleit

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

Kisimul Castle

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

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.

Loch Druidibeg

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

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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

    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

  2. Address

    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

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    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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    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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    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

  6. Address

    Berneray, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BD

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of North Uist

    Berneray is in the Sound of Harris and has shallow approaches. It needs good visibility and good weather to be entered.

    Add Berneray Harbour to your Itinerary

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    Bun a'Mhuilinn, 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, Johnny, Peter 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 - Johnny's House to your Itinerary

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    Wiay, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    24th June 1746. Neil realises that they are on a small island instead of being on the Benbecula mainland as they expected. The Prince throws a tantrum!

    Add Location O - Near Wiay: Bonne Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Uigen, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9HX

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of Lewis

    There are 2 visitor berths on the pontoon, next to the wave attenuator, safe anchorages and facilities available at the pontoon. Approach through the Sound of Vuia passing Pabay Mhor, Vacasay and Vuia Mhor.

    Add Miavaig Pontoon to your Itinerary

  10. Atlantic Lights - Cliff -  Lustre
    Atlantic Lights - Dail Mòr - Solstice
    Atlantic Lights - Large Candle OOB - Solstice
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Beacon
    Atlantic Lights - Large Candle OOB - Glint
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Glint
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Lustre
    Atlantic Lights - Cliff -  Lustre
    Atlantic Lights - Dail Mòr - Solstice
    Atlantic Lights - Large Candle OOB - Solstice
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Beacon
    Atlantic Lights - Large Candle OOB - Glint
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Glint
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Lustre

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    An Cnoc, 46A South Shawbost, ISLE OF LEWIS, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9BJ

    Telephone

    01851 710402

    ISLE OF LEWIS

    Awards

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    From the cusp of the Atlantic shores of the Isle of Lewis, hand poured soy wax candles, wax melts & reed diffusers with Hebridean inspired fragrances.

    Add Atlantic Lights to your Itinerary

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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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    Leverburgh, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS5 3TS

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of Harris

    The main pier at Leverburgh is 31m long with an alongside depth of 3.2 (MLWS) Chart 2642.

    Add Leverburgh Pier and Pontoon to your Itinerary

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    Sollas, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BX

    Sollas, Isle Of North Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    Sollas beach is featured in The Chessmen as the location of a drug smuggling tryst resulting in a murder. A light aircraft is found in among the hills in Uig at the start of the book. The story eventually leads to Sollas beach, which is known for its beach fly in, and was where the aircraft had come from on its final…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Sollas Beach to your Itinerary

  14. Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

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    Loch Druidibeg, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Frequently seen above the surrounding hills.

    Add Golden Eagle - Loch Druidibeg to your Itinerary

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    Start: Leverburgh, Harris, Finish: Seilebost, Harris

    Length: 21km / 13 miles
    Grade: Difficult
    ***Please check the advisory on this section***

    Add Section H: Walking the Hebridean Way - Berneray or Leverburgh to Seilebost to your Itinerary

  16. Ben Mor from Howmore © Mike Shailes
    © Tommy Macdonald
    Ben Mor from Howmore © Mike Shailes
    © Tommy Macdonald

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    Ben Mor, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    22nd June 1746. Neil leads the Prince northwards where they shelter somewhere on Ben Mor. Later Neil is sent to Benbecula to find out how Flora is getting on with the escape plan.

    Add Location L - Ben Mhor: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Adabroc, Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0TW

    Ness, Isle Of Lewis

    Adabroc was based on the fictious village "Crobost", where Fin was born and brought up.

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Adabroc "Crobost" to your Itinerary

  18. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XS

    Isle Of Barra

    A path leads into the interior of Barra with views over Heaval, the islands highest peak. Scan the ridges for golden eagles and white-tailed eagle and keep an eye out for melin darting across the moor

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Craigston to your Itinerary

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