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

Seilebost

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

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.

Loch Bee

Loch Bee is a very large brackish loch which stretches from the west side of South Uist to the east side

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

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"

Kisimul Castle

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

Traigh Mhor

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

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

Coll Beach

Beautiful beach approximately five miles from Stornoway. Suitable for walking, wind-surfing, kite flying. There is also a caravan park with toilets

Luskentyre

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

Traigh Iar

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

Traigh Scarista

Facing out into the Atlantic Traigh Scarasta has dramatic views over the Sound of Taransay from its white sand beach.

Beinn Ghainche

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

Malacleit

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

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

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.

Loch Druidibeg

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

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Tiumpan Head

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

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.

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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. © 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

  2. Address

    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Isle Of South Uist

    20th June 1746. News arrives that the notorious Capt Scott has landed on Barra and is on his way to Uist. The Prince and his party cross over to the north side of the loch but further news induces more panic!

    Add Location J - Ben Kenneth: 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

  4. Address

    Haun, 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, Peter and Johnny 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 - Ceit's (Catherine's) House Eriskay to your Itinerary

  5. Address

    Rubha Ardvule, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    You can usually find seals hauled out on the rocky promonatry looking south-west from the car park at the base of Ardvule.

    Add Common Seal - Rubha Ardvule to your Itinerary

  6. 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

    Address

    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

  7. Cairn erected by Eriskay schoolchildren in 1995 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of BPC landing at Eriskay
    Cairn erected by Eriskay schoolchildren in 1995 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of BPC landing at Eriskay

    Address

    Eriskay, Isle of South UIst, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South UIst

    Prince Charles Edward Stuart's first landfall in Scotland was on the Island of Eriskay on 23rd July 1745.

    Add Location A - Coilleag a Phrionnsa: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  8. Group of tour guides in the Outer Hebrides
    Group of Outer Hebrides Guides with a Berserker a large replica of one of the Lewis Chessmen
    Group at St Moluag Church , Ness Isle off Lewis
    Group of Hebridean Tour Guides on Assessment Day
    Group of tour guides in the Outer Hebrides
    Group of Outer Hebrides Guides with a Berserker a large replica of one of the Lewis Chessmen
    Group at St Moluag Church , Ness Isle off Lewis
    Group of Hebridean Tour Guides on Assessment Day

    Address

    c/o Failte Centre, Bayhead, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DU

    Telephone

    01851 880303

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    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

  9. Address

    Francis Street, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2NB

    Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis

    A Stornoway landmark, built in 1878. Martin’s Memorial Church was designed by RA Bryden.

    Add 4. Martin’s Memorial Church to your Itinerary

  10. Lewis: at the end of the Hebridean Way cycling route at the Butt of Lewis.
    Lewis: Dun Carloway Broch
    Lewis: Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
    Lewis: Port Stoth beach, Ness
    Lewis: Butt of Lewis lighthouse Hebridean Way monolith
    Lewis: cyclist at the Butt of Lewis
    Lewis: Butt of Lewis lighthouse
    Lewis: at the end of the Hebridean Way cycling route at the Butt of Lewis.
    Lewis: Dun Carloway Broch
    Lewis: Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
    Lewis: Port Stoth beach, Ness
    Lewis: Butt of Lewis lighthouse Hebridean Way monolith
    Lewis: cyclist at the Butt of Lewis
    Lewis: Butt of Lewis lighthouse

    Address

    Clachan, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HD

    Islands: 1 (Lewis)
    Causeways:0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 36 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours
    Grade: Moderate to Difficult

    Add Hebridean Way Cycling Route Section F: Callanish (Lewis)  to Butt of Lewis to your Itinerary

  11. Address

    Rarnish, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    11th May 1746. Returning from a failed escape bid from Stornoway the Prince hides in a miserable little hut in Rarnish, Benbecula.

    Add Location D - Rarnish: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  12. Address

    Rodel, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS5 3TW

    Isle of Harris

    Large iron-roofed 18th-century structure, it is thought to have been a store or ‘keeping house’ with two floors and three bays.

    Add 18. The Girnal to your Itinerary

  13. 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

  14. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 291 reviews291 reviews

    Address

    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

  15. Benbecula: walker at Reuval
    Benbecula: Rueval view
    Benbecula: Reuval summit
    Benbecula: walker on Liniclate beach
    Benbecula: runners on Liniclate beach
    Grimsay: causeway
    Benbecula: walker at Reuval
    Benbecula: Rueval view
    Benbecula: Reuval summit
    Benbecula: walker on Liniclate beach
    Benbecula: runners on Liniclate beach
    Grimsay: causeway

    Address

    Start: Liniclate, Benbecula, Finish: Grimsay

    Islands: 2 (Benbecula, Grimsay)
    Causeways: 1
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 13.5 miles
    Route Time: 5 hours
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section E: Liniclate to Grimsay to your Itinerary

  16. Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
    Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

    Address

    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

  17. 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

  18. Address

    Pairc Niseaboist, Horgabost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AE

    Telephone

    01859 503900

    Isle of Harris

    Translated from Gaelic, Talla na Mara means the Centre by the sea. Overlooking Niseabost beach, the Centre boasts one of the most photographed locations in the Outer Hebrides.

    Add 15. Talla na Mara to your Itinerary

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