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

Loch Crabhadal

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

St Kilda

St Kilda, a world double heritage site, is situated some 45 miles west of Grimnish Point on North Uist

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.

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.

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.

Hushinish

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

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.

Callanish Standing Stones

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

Bagh Steinigidh

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

Heaval

Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

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"

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…

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.

Port Nis

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

Scolpaig

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

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

Lemreway

Lemreway is a small crofting and fishing village on the shores of Loach Sealg in the South Lochs area of Lewis.

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Luskentyre

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

Ardroil Sands

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

A few ideas....

  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. 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

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    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

  2. 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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    Howbeg, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Birthplace of Neil MacEachen protector of Bonnie Prince Charles and father of Alexandre MacDonald, Marshall Of France & Duke of Tarentum.

    Add Location T - Howbeg: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  4. 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

  5. Address

    Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2PN

    Isle Of Lewis

    The Italianate Clocktower remains from the original elementary and infant school built in 1873, with the tower designed by Dr Alexander Ross in 1902.

    Add 5. Nicolson Institute Clock Tower to your Itinerary

  6. © Laurie Campbell

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    Kilpheder Beach, Kilpheder, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Common Seals can be found along the rocky areas inshore at low tide.

    Add Common Seal - Kilpheder to your Itinerary

  7. Address

    Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DJ

    Isle of Harris

    Designed by John R. Coleman Architects, it occupies a strategic position in Tarbert, visible to everyone arriving there.

    Add 13. Isle of Harris Distillery to your Itinerary

  8. Rossinish © Tommy Macdonald
    © Tommy Macdonald
    Rossinish © Tommy Macdonald
    © Tommy Macdonald

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    Rossinish, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    28th June 1746. Rossinish, Benbecula. The Prince finally escapes from Uist with Flora MacDonald disguised as an Irish spinning maid Betty Burke.

    Add Location P - Rossinish 2nd Visit: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Tigharry, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DE

    Isle of North Uist

    The folly was built on the site of an Iron Age broch by Dr Alexander Macleod in the 1830’s to provided work during a famine. Now open to the elements, it is a nesting place for birds.

    Add 21. Scolpaig Tower to your Itinerary

  10. 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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    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

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    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

  13. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell

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    Bogha Glas, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AD

    Isle Of Harris

    A path leads you into the North Harris hills; one of the largest areas of un-roaded land is Scotland. One of the most reliable places for locating both golden and white-tailed eagles and where the two eagle species are often seen together.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Bogha Glas to your Itinerary

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    Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Isle Of Lewis

    Built in 1847-51 in the Neo-Gothic style popular in the Victorian era by Sir James Matheson and substantially altered by Lord Leverhulme.

    Add 2. The Boatman’s Tower 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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    Nunton, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LU

    Isle Of Benbecula

    The current steading was built in the early 1700’s; originally the site was part of a Nunnery from 1300.

    Add 24. Nunton Steadings to your Itinerary

  17. 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

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

    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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    Borve, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HT

    Isle of Harris

    Inspired by Scottish coastal Iron Age buildings. Designed by Stuart Bagshaw (Private residence, please view from the road)

    Add 16. The Broch House to your Itinerary

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