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

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.

Traigh Iar

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

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.

Loch Crabhadal

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

Traigh Eais

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

Traigh Dhail Mhor (Dalmore)

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

Bearsdaire

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

Sound of Taransay

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

Seilebost

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

Stornoway Harbour

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

Kisimul Castle

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

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 Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie beach) is a beautiful sandy beach in the north of Lewis, near the Butt of Lewis

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

Luskentyre

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

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!

Ardroil Sands

Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west of Lewis.

Tiumpan Head

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

Dun Cuier

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

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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. Merlin © 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

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    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    21st Jun 1746. The Prince gets an offer of help from an unlikely source. (Hugh 'Cam' MacDonald of Armadale, commander of the Skye MacDonald Militia). First meeting with Flora MacDonald.

    Add Location K - Unisary: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    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

  4. Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts Heart
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts View
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts Heart
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts View
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
    Ardhasaig Glass and Arts

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    Ardhasaig, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AJ

    Telephone

    07795 804197

    Isle of Harris

    Awards

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

    Ardhasaig Glass & Arts – Embroidered Art, Gifts, Souvenirs and Clothing, many incorporating Harris Tweed. Open to the public 6 days a week.

    Add Ardhasaig Glass and Arts to your Itinerary

  5. Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory
    Ardvourlie Woodland
    View from the observatory
    Pete's Shed
    Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory
    Ardvourlie Woodland
    View from the observatory
    Pete's Shed

    Address

    Ardvourlie, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AB

    Telephone

    01859 502222

    Isle of Harris

    Awards

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

    The breath-taking views over Loch Seaforth and the chance to see native trees in an otherwise rugged and tree-less landscape make this well worth a visit. The Observatory sits near the top of the circular track through the 100ha community woodland in the often-overlooked northern part of the estate.

    Add Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JJ

    Telephone

    01878 700305

    Isle of South Uist

    Constructed by the islanders themselves under the guidance of Fr. Allan McDonald using local stone, timber salvaged from wrecks and a lime mortar of burnt shells and sand in 1899-1903. The altar rests on the bow of a lifeboat.

    Add 26. St Michael’s of the Sea to your Itinerary

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    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

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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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    Princes Strand, Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist

    This pink and white, striped funnel-shaped flower is found only here in the Outer Hebrides

    Add Sea Bindweed - Princes Strand to your Itinerary

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

    Telephone

    07833690693

    Isle Of South Uist

    Awards

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

    We run sightseeing trips along the east and west coast of Uist, along with trips to Mingulay, Monach Isles and St Kilda. Other island destinations available on request.

    Add Uist Sea Tours to your Itinerary

  12. Address

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

    Telephone

    01871 810267

    Isle of Barra

    Our Lady, Star of the Sea, designed by G. Woulfe Brenan and completed in 1888, is perched atop a crag in Castlebay. The church dominates the bay and is a beacon for returning boats.

    Add 28. Our Lady, Star of the Sea to your Itinerary

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    Milton, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Birthplace of Flora MacDonald "...a name that will be mentioned in history, and if courage and fidelity be virtues, mentioned with honour." Samuel Johnson

    Add Location S - Milton (Airigh Mhuillinn): Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Amhuinnsuidh, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AS

    Telephone

    01859 560 200

    Isle of Harris

    Amhuinnsuidhe Castle was built in 1865 in the Scottish Baronial style by the architect David Bryce and the 7th Earl of Dunmore. Access by prior arrangement only.

    Add 12. Amhuinnsuidhe Castle to your Itinerary

  15. Clisham
    Loch Seaforth
    Aline Woods
    Pairc Raiders monument
    Clisham
    Loch Seaforth
    Aline Woods
    Pairc Raiders monument

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    Start: Scaladale, Harris, Finish: Balallan, Lewis

    Islands: 2 (Harris, Lewis)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 13 miles
    Route Time:5 hours
    Grade: Moderate

    **Please note the diversion on this section**

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section K: Scaladale to Balallan to your Itinerary

  16. Eilean Glas Lighthouse

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    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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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