History and Mystery

  1. Explore Uist through time with a brand new Augmented Reality archaeology app which lets you see the original sites as they would have been 6000 years ago, in the modern day landscape.
  2. Sea bindweed - bonnie pronce charlies flower, eriskay
    Official tourist guide to the Bonnie Prince Charlie trail in the Outer Hebrides

Island Highlights

Lews Castle Museum and Archive for the Outer Hebrides

The Museum and Archive has recently opened at Lews Castle, Stornoway. Exhibitions will give an overview of the islands’ heritage and the Lewis Chessmen are back to delight.

Seaforth Head

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…

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating.

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis is situated in North Dell in the former Cross Primary School. It includes an accredited museum, a vast archive as well as genealogical records for the whole of North Lewis and…

The Harris Tweed® Story Room

Sgeulachd a’ Chlò Mhòir is an introduction to the unique world of HARRIS TWEED, the people, the provenance and the sense of place that makes it so special. There are weaving demos twice weekly and…

Delve into the past....

  1. Gearannan Blackhouse village, lewis
    Gearrannan (Garenin) is a restored blackhouse village on the west side of the Isle of Lewis
    1. 1st January 202231st December 2022
  2. St Clements Church is situated in the village of Rodel, South Harris. Construction started around 1520 by Alexander MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris.
    1. Our Lady of the Isles is a statue of the Madonna and Child by sculptor Hew Lorimer. Erected in 1957 on the west slope of Reuval overlooking the sea, it is a fantastic viewpoint.
    2. A monument in memory of those lost in the Annie Jane maritime disaster in 1853.
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      Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AA

      Telephone

      01870 603970

      Isle of North Uist

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

      Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating.

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      Callanish, Callanish, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9DY

      Telephone

      01851 621422

      Isle of Lewis

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      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now

      The Calanais Visitor Centre is the Visitor Centre for the Callanish Standing Stones. The Centre has a small gift shop, cafe and interpretation centre for the 'Story of the Stones'.

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    3. Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe
      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe
      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe
      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe

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      Cross School, North Dell, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0SN

      Telephone

      01851 810377

      Isle Of Lewis

      Awards

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

      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis is situated in North Dell in the former Cross Primary School. It includes an accredited museum, a vast archive as well as genealogical records for the whole of North Lewis and a café.

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    4. Lews Castle Stoprnoway

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

      Isle of Lewis

      Built in 1847, by Sir James Matheson, following his purchase of the Isle of Lewis.

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    5. Seaforth Head
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      Seaforth Head
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      Community Hub, 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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      Town Hall, 2 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DB

      Telephone

      01851 702269

      Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

      Awards

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

      Sgeulachd a’ Chlò Mhòir is an introduction to the unique world of HARRIS TWEED, the people, the provenance and the sense of place that makes it so special. There are weaving demos twice weekly and private tours bookable for up to 12 people.

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      Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2BW

      Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

      A downloadable handy pocket sized guide to galleries and retail outlets where visual art and craft, made in the Outer Hebrides, can be viewed, enjoyed & purchased.

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

      Telephone

      01851 822746

      Isle Of Lewis

      Awards

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

      The Museum and Archive has recently opened at Lews Castle, Stornoway. Exhibitions will give an overview of the islands’ heritage and the Lewis Chessmen are back to delight.

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      Carinish, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HN

      Isle Of North Uist

      250 metres from the main road (which itself dissects the remains of a stone circle at NF 833602), on top of a small hillock, lie the remains of a once spectacular long cairn with a horned facade at its eastern end

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      Nunton, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LU

      Isle Of Benbecula

      Cladh Mhuire, the burial ground for the Benbecula community, is the only site associated with early Christianity in Benbecula ,which still remains in use.

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      Shawbost, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9BQ

      Isle Of Lewis

      Reconstructed Norse Mill

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

      Isle Of North Uist

      At this site, situated on the southern slope of the hill, lie the remains of a Neolithic chambered cairn, much of which has been re-modelled as a wheelhouse in the Iron Age.

      Add Cleitreabhal Chambered Cairn/Wheelhouse to your Itinerary

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      Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

      Isle of Lewis

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

      Gearrannan (Garenin) is a restored blackhouse village on the west side of the Isle of Lewis

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      The Monach Isles, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

      Isle of North Uist

      Early Celtic monks spreading Christianity from St Columba’s initial base on Iona throughout the islands and mainland used a simple vessel, the curach, which plied these waters for centuries beforehand and continued to be used into the 18th century.

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      Kildonan, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RZ

      Isle Of South Uist

      The famous Flora MacDonald’s Birthplace is in the village of Milton, on the west side of South Uist.

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      Langass, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HA

      Isle Of North Uist

      Pobull is a stone circle situated on the south side of Ben Langass.

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

      Isle Of Harris

      This is the largest and most splendid medieval church in the Outer Hebrides. NG 048 832

      Add St Clements Church (Tur Chliamainn) to your Itinerary

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      Lochmaddy, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AE

      Isle Of North Uist

      The Mosaic Mackerel sculpture by Rosalind Waites forms part of the Uist Sculpture Trail.

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