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

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.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

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.

Sound of Taransay

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

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

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.

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.

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…

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 Mhor

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

Bagh Steinigidh

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

Dun Cuier

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

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.

Hushinish

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

Loch Druidibeg

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

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.

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

Port Nis

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

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.

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Ardroil Sands

Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west 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. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 63 reviews63 reviews

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    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

  2. North Uist: Beinn Mhor - looking over to Berneray
    North Uist: Ascent from Beinn Mhor
    North Uist: Lochmaddy
    North Uist: Beinn Mhor
    Berneray: West Beach
    Berneray: East beach
    North Uist: Beinn Mhor - looking over to Berneray
    North Uist: Ascent from Beinn Mhor
    North Uist: Lochmaddy
    North Uist: Beinn Mhor
    Berneray: West Beach
    Berneray: East beach

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    Start: Lochmaddy, North Uist, Finish: Berneray or Leverburgh, Harris

    Islands: 2 (North Uist, Berneray)
    Causeways: 1
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 10 miles
    Route Time: 4 hours
    Grade: Moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section G: Lochmaddy to Berneray to your Itinerary

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    1-3 Francis Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2NF

    Telephone

    07885 250860

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    We offer Private Tours of Outer Hebrides from our base in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Bilingual locals we provide flexible, professional journeys in our 4x4 7-seater vehicles and the highest standards of service possible to our clients.

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    Locheport, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5EU

    Telephone

    01876 580372

    Isle Of North Uist

    Awards

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

    Every piece of hand-crafted Shoreline Stoneware Pottery captures texture from natural materials and found objects. The gallery hosts a wide selection of work by local artist with original works across different media.

    Add Shoreline Stoneware to your Itinerary

  5. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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    Heatherlea, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3BG

    Telephone

    01859 502060

    Isle of Harris

    Awards

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

    Kilda Cruises is based in The Isle of Harris and aims to provide a fast, comfortable day trip service with St Kilda as our main destination

    Add Kilda Cruises to your Itinerary

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    3 Caolis, Vatersay, Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YL

    Telephone

    01871 817803

    Isle Of Barra

    Awards

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

    Enhance your visit to the Outer Hebrides with a stunning tour or adventure to Mingulay, St Kilda, or around the Southern Islands. We provide access to some of the most awe-inspiring locations.

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  7. North Uist: Langass Woods runners
    Grimsay: causeway
    Grimsay: boat on the loch
    North Uist: Loch Carabhat
    North Uist - path near Locheport
    North Uist: runners near Langass
    North Uist: Langass runners
    North Uist: Langass Woods runners
    Grimsay: causeway
    Grimsay: boat on the loch
    North Uist: Loch Carabhat
    North Uist - path near Locheport
    North Uist: runners near Langass
    North Uist: Langass runners

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    Start: Grimsay, Finish: Lochmaddy, North Uist

    Islands: 2 (Grimsay, North Uist)
    Causeways: 1
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 13 miles
    Route Time: 5 hours
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section F: Grimsay to Lochmaddy to your Itinerary

  8. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell

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

    Ness, Isle of Lewis

    Located at the North of the Archipelago, this rich Machair loch and surrounding wetland is an important migration stopover for wildfowl and waders attracting regular visits from hunting bird of prey, especially during the spring and autumn migration.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Stiapabhat to your Itinerary

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    Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    26th April 1746. PrinceCharles Edward Stuart sailed from Borradale, Loch nan Uamh, at night, accompanied by Capt O'Sullivan, Capt O'Neil, Allan MacDonald, Donald MacLeod, and Edward Burke, and by seven boatmen. A severe storm blows up.

    Add Location B - Rossinish 1st Visit: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  10. Address

    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

  11. 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

  12. Address

    Barvas Moor, Barvas, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0QY

    Barvas, Isle Of Lewis

    In The Blackhouse, this sheiling on the Barvas moor, marks place where Fin's parents' car left the road as they drove home from a dance in Stornoway. The car crash was fatal and as a result the young Fin went to stay with his aunt.

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Barvas Moor Shieling to your Itinerary

  13. 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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  14. 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.

    Add Golden Eagle - Kildonan Glen to your Itinerary

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    Loch Bee, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Check the islands at the north-west end of the loch.

    Add White Tailed Sea Eagle-Loch Bee 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

  17. Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell

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    Aline, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LE

    Isle Of Lewis

    A path takes you to the shore of Loch Seaforth, a long fjord-like loch and a stronghold for the white-tailed eagles and otters.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Aline Community Woodland to your Itinerary

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