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

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…

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…

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.

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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    1. 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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      Address

      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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    2. Address

      Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AA

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      01870 603970

      Isle of North Uist

      Awards

      • 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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    3. The Harris Tweed® Story Room
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      The Harris Tweed® Story Room
      The Harris Tweed® Story Room
      The Harris Tweed® Story Room
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      The Harris Tweed® Story Room

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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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    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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      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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      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.

      Add Made in the Outer Hebrides: Art, Craft & History Guide to your Itinerary

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      Mangersta, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9EY

      Isle Of Lewis

      Stac Dhomhnuill Chaim is situated near the village of Mangersta in Uig.

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      Bernera, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LT

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      01851 612314

      Isle Of Lewis

      An Iron Age house which was reconstructed in 1999 following a storm in 1993 which revealed stonework. Further excavation of the area showed a series of well preserved houses dating back to the 6th and 7th Centuries.

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      Newton, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AZ

      Isle Of North Uist

      The remains of a stronghold occupy the whole of a tiny islet in the middle of the tidal loch of Sticir. It is connected by a stone-built causeway to a slightly larger islet which in turn is connected to the shore by two stone causewaays.

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      Ormiclate, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SB

      Isle Of South Uist

      An Carra Standing Stone is one of the tallest standing stone in the Southern Isles at 17ft high.

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

      Isle Of Benbecula

      Ruined Chapel dating back to the 16th Century

      Add Teampull Mhoire to your Itinerary

    13. © Stornoway Port Authority

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      Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

      Isle of Lewis

      Since our ancestors landed on the Hebrides over 8,000 years ago, sailing and boat building has been an integral part of the islands’ life. Far from being a barrier, the Sea of the Hebrides formed a major thoroughfare trade and communications

      Add Vikings and the Lords of the Isles Part I to your Itinerary

    14. Stac a' Chaisteal

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      Garenin, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AL

      Isle Of Lewis

      Stac a' Chaisteal is is a dramatic, pinnacle shaped stack, surmounted by a plateau complete with what has clearly been a substantial building, joined to the adjacent cliffs by a knife edge of rock. The stack is too dangerous to access.

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      Bentangaval, Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XN

      Isle Of Barra

      Neolithic people settled here around 4000 BC and built an artificial platform behind a terrace wall. A later blackhouse stands on part of this platform, but behind it, Neolithic remains were found almost undisturbed.

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      Locheport, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HD

      Isle Of North Uist

      First World War memorial.

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      Horgabost, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HR

      Isle Of Harris

      Standing stone overlooking the beach near the village of Horgabost .

      Add Macleod Standing Stone (Clach Macleoid) to your Itinerary

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      Reef, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9HX

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      01851 672479

      Isle Of Lewis

      Public Art structure by artists Marian Leven and Will Maclean that reflects local, historical events which started in the late 19th century and which are on-going into the 21st century.

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