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

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

Traigh Scarista

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

St Kilda

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

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.

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.

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"

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…

Callanish Standing Stones

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

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.

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 Dhail Mhor (Dalmore)

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

Hushinish

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

Traigh Mhor

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

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

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.

Heaval

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Luskentyre

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

Loch Bee

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

Coll Beach

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

Ard Feinis

Ard Feinis is a rocky promontory just south of Mangurstadh 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. 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

  2. Address

    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

  3. Harris: Horgabost wayfinder
    Harris: walkers on a hill
    Harris: view from Scarista
    Harris: beach at Seilebost
    Harris: Horgabost wayfinder
    Harris: walkers on a hill
    Harris: view from Scarista
    Harris: beach at Seilebost

    Address

    Start: Leverburgh, Harris, Finish: Seilebost, Harris

    Islands: 2 (Berneray, Harris)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 1
    Distance: 13 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours (not including ferry - 1hr)
    Grade: Difficult

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section H: Berneray to Seilebost to your Itinerary

  4. Beach at Sollas, North Uist
    Coming ashore otter
    Thatched cottage - Eabhal
    Cycling in Harris
    Eriskay and Causeway
    South Uist and Causeway to Eriskay
    Beach
    People on beach - Barra
    Harris Tweed
    Baile na Cillie, Uig, Lewis
    Beach at Sollas, North Uist
    Coming ashore otter
    Thatched cottage - Eabhal
    Cycling in Harris
    Eriskay and Causeway
    South Uist and Causeway to Eriskay
    Beach
    People on beach - Barra
    Harris Tweed
    Baile na Cillie, Uig, Lewis

    Address

    An Struan Ruadh, Sollas, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DA

    Telephone

    07543 094491

    Isle of North Uist

    Awards

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


    Igot2travel offer wildlife watching, cultural & history, walking, fishing and inter-island day trips with a local Gaelic speaking guide. Specially tailored personal tours across the Outer Hebrides, introduce you to the magic of the islands.

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  5. Address

    West Kilbride, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TT

    Isle Of South Uist

    Kilbride House was home of Alasdair MacDonald of Boisdale. The house is no longer standing but its distinctive walled garden is still to be seen.

    Add Location R - Kilbride House: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Loch Skipport, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    13th June 1746. After a detatchment of MacLeod militia from Skye land on the island Neil and the Prince head back for South Uist. That night they sheltered at Acarsaid Fhalaich (The Hidden Anchorage) north of Uisinish.

    Add Location G - Acarsaid Fhalaich: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  7. Address

    Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DA

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Stornoway features in all three books. In particular, there are scene's in MacNeils, the Police Station, the Lews Castle and the Iolaire Monument.

    Add Peter May Trilogy - MacNeil's Bar and The Narrows to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    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

  9. Address

    Boisdale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    More abundant to the west of the main road. You can access the area easily as it is unfenced although plants can be seen from the main road in fenced fields further north too.

    When to See
    Flowers in June.

    Add Lesser Butterfly Orchids-Boisdale to your Itinerary

  10. Kinloch Historical Society
    Kinloch Historical Society aerial view
    Seaforth Head
    Pairc Cairn
    Lochs
    Kinloch Historical Society
    Kinloch Historical Society aerial view
    Seaforth Head
    Pairc Cairn
    Lochs

    Address

    Old School, Balallan, Kinloch, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9PN

    Telephone

    01851 830778

    Kinloch, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Kinloch Historical Society is located on the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert, A859. It includes a museum and archive covering various aspects of community life, and information about the area’s links to Clan Mackenzie.

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    Nunton, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    27th April 1746. The Captain of Clanranald at Nunton House hears news of the Prince's arrival in Benbecula. Also present are Neil MacEachen who was to become the Prince's most trusted companion and the Rev John MacAulay who has betrayal in mind.

    Add Location C - Nunton House: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  12. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Meavaig, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AW

    Isle Of Harris

    The observatory is a purpose built hide perched in the interior of the rugged North Harris hills commanding spectacular views over the territory of a pair of golden eagles.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - North Harris Eagle Observatory to your Itinerary

  13. Harris: cyclists at Ardhasaig with Clisham backdrop
    Harris: cyclist on road at Ardhasaig before climbing the Clisham
    Harris: cyclists on winding double track road
    Lewis: cattle grid sign at Laxay
    Lewis: Lochganavich peat stacks
    Lewis: Callanish Stones at sunset
    Harris: cyclists at Ardhasaig with Clisham backdrop
    Harris: cyclist on road at Ardhasaig before climbing the Clisham
    Harris: cyclists on winding double track road
    Lewis: cattle grid sign at Laxay
    Lewis: Lochganavich peat stacks
    Lewis: Callanish Stones at sunset

    Address

    Tarbert, Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DJ

    Islands: 2 (Harris and Lews)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 38 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours
    Grade: Moderate to Difficult

    Add Hebridean Way Cycling Route Section E: Tarbert (Harris) to Callanish (Lewis) to your Itinerary

  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

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

    Address

    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. Address

    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

  17. 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

  18. Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
    © James Smith
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
    © James Smith
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LY

    Isle Of Benbecula

    A path runs across Benbecula, through an area of low lying moorland and lochs. This is an excellent area for hen harrier, short-eared owl and merlin during the breeding season.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Rueval to your Itinerary

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