Archaeology in the Outer Hebrides

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Uist Unearthed - Location D - Dùn Torcuill

Download the Uist Unearthed app and discover more about this mastery of Iron Age drystone engineering. How were brochs roofed? Play the Build a Broch game to learn more about this archaeological…

Cill Donnain pannoramic photo in machair land

Download the Uist Unearthed app and step back 2000 years ago, to explore Cill Donnain Iron Age wheelhouse. Duck inside Cill Donnain’s impressively corbelled drystone cells: what will you discover…

Cladh Hallan overhead

Download the Uist Unearthed app and step back 3500 years ago to explore conjoined Bronze Age roundhouses nestled in the Daliburgh machair.

Virtual Dun an Sticir from a distance

Download the Uist Unearthed app and discover two sites in one at Dùn an Sticir! Watch the animation about the downfall of one of Dùn an Sticir’s most dastardly residents, created by the pupils of…

Virtual Bornais from a distance

Download the Uist Unearthed app and reveal an impressive Viking longhouse, which dominated the Bornais machair 1100 years ago.

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  1. Cladh Hallan overhead
    Virtual Cladh Hallan
    Uist Unearthed App - Clad Hallan
    Child posing in front of virtual Cladh Hallan
    Uist Unearthed App
    Lady looking at site on phone app
    Virtual Cladh Hallan from phone app
    Uist Unearthed signpost
    Cladh Hallan overhead
    Virtual Cladh Hallan
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    Uist Unearthed App
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    Virtual Cladh Hallan from phone app
    Uist Unearthed signpost

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    Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

    Isle of South Uist

    Download the Uist Unearthed app and step back 3500 years ago to explore conjoined Bronze Age roundhouses nestled in the Daliburgh machair.

    Add Uist Unearthed - Location A - Cladh Hallan Roundhouses to your Itinerary

  2. Virtual Dun an Sticir from a distance
    Uist Unearthed signpost in front of loch
    A fire lit inside the Dun
    Dun an Sticir from loch edge
    Uist Unearthed signpost in front of ruins
    The Dun from a distance
    Uist Unearthed signpost with the Dun in the background
    Virtual Dun an Sticir from a distance
    Uist Unearthed signpost in front of loch
    A fire lit inside the Dun
    Dun an Sticir from loch edge
    Uist Unearthed signpost in front of ruins
    The Dun from a distance
    Uist Unearthed signpost with the Dun in the background

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    Daliburgh, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

    Isle of North Uist

    Download the Uist Unearthed app and discover two sites in one at Dùn an Sticir! Watch the animation about the downfall of one of Dùn an Sticir’s most dastardly residents, created by the pupils of Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath!

    Add Uist Unearthed -Location E - Dùn an Sticir to your Itinerary

  3. Virtual Bornais from a distance
    Group of children next to virtual hut with fire burning inside
    Virtual Bornais with person standing next to it
    Uist Unearthed signpost
    Virtual Bornais closer
    Virtual Bornais from a distance
    Group of children next to virtual hut with fire burning inside
    Virtual Bornais with person standing next to it
    Uist Unearthed signpost
    Virtual Bornais closer

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    Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

    Isle of South Uist

    Download the Uist Unearthed app and reveal an impressive Viking longhouse, which dominated the Bornais machair 1100 years ago.

    Add Uist Unearthed - Location C - Bornais to your Itinerary

  4. Cill Donnain pannoramic photo in machair land
    Interior of Cill Donnain with a fire lit
    Cill Donnain viewed through phone app
    Virtual Cill Donnain up close
    Uist Unearthed signpost
    Cill Donnain pannoramic photo in machair land
    Interior of Cill Donnain with a fire lit
    Cill Donnain viewed through phone app
    Virtual Cill Donnain up close
    Uist Unearthed signpost

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    Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

    Isle of South Uist

    Download the Uist Unearthed app and step back 2000 years ago, to explore Cill Donnain Iron Age wheelhouse. Duck inside Cill Donnain’s impressively corbelled drystone cells: what will you discover inside?

    Add Uist Unearthed - Location B - Cill Donnain to your Itinerary

  5. Dun Torcuill view through phone app
    Uist Unearthed signpost
    Dun Torcuill from a distance
    Dun Torcuill view through phone app
    Uist Unearthed signpost
    Dun Torcuill from a distance

    Address

    Daliburgh, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

    Isle of North Uist

    Download the Uist Unearthed app and discover more about this mastery of Iron Age drystone engineering. How were brochs roofed? Play the Build a Broch game to learn more about this archaeological debate.

    Add Uist Unearthed - Location D - Dùn Torcuill to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Amhuinnsuidh, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AR

    Isle Of Harris

    Well preserved Beehive sheilings

    Add Beehive Sheilings to your Itinerary

  7. Calanais Standing Stones rainbow
    Calanais Standing Stones snow
    Calanais Standing Stones night
    Calanais Standing Stones day
    Calanais Standing Stones sunset
    Calanais Standing Stones rainbow
    Calanais Standing Stones snow
    Calanais Standing Stones night
    Calanais Standing Stones day
    Calanais Standing Stones sunset

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01851 621422

    Isle Of Lewis

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    The standing stones of Calanais are the most famous archaeological monument in the Outer Hebrides. It is a remarkable complex comprising a circle of 13 stones, with a central monolith, and a small chambered tomb which was later wedged between it and

    Add Calanais Standing Stones to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Griminish, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BX

    Isle Of North Uist

    Eilean Domhnuill (NF 7470 7530) is an artificial islet in the loch that was occupied during the Neolithic period.

    Add Eilean Dhomhnaill, Loch Olabhat to your Itinerary

  9. Address

    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

  10. Address

    Berneray, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BD

    Isle Of North Uist

    Close to the ferry terminal lie the slight remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to about 700 AD.

    Add Aird ma-Rhuibhe to your Itinerary

  11. Address

    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.

    Add Allt Easdal to your Itinerary

  12. Address

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

    Isle Of South Uist

    On the west side, in the village of Ormiclate is Ormiclate Castle which stands in ruins today after being burnt to the ground.

    Add Ormiclate Castle to your Itinerary

  13. Cladh Maolrithe, Berneray

    Address

    Berneray, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BJ

    Isle Of North Uist

    At Beinn a'Chlaidh - Hill of the Graveyard - there is a standing stone.

    Add Cladh Maolrithe to your Itinerary

  14. Address

    Grimsay, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HY

    Isle Of North Uist

    Remains of a wheelhouse dating back to the iron age can be seen in Grimsay.

    Add Grimsay Wheelhouse to your Itinerary

  15. Address

    Garynahine, Uig, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9DS

    Isle Of Lewis

    An oval ring now with 5 standing stones, and the remains of a low cairn inside.

    Add Calanais IV (Ceann Thulabhaig) to your Itinerary

  16. Address

    Garrabost, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0PN

    Isle Of Lewis

    Clach Ghlas (NF 5281 3340) is an enigmatic triangular standing stone 1.7 metres high, standing in the centre of a mound 2 metres high and 30 metres long and partly surrounded by a ditch.

    Add Clach Ghlas to your Itinerary

  17. Address

    Borve, Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XR

    Isle Of Barra

    This site was investigated by Channel 4's Time Team in May 2007. Amongst other remains, a well-preserved Iron Age wheelhouse was uncovered, and nearby, a group of earlier roundhouses of Bronze Age date.

    Add Allathasdal to your Itinerary

  18. Address

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

    Isle Of Harris

    Remains of an Iron Age broch at NG032 940 near the village of Borve.

    Add Iron Age Broch (Dun Bhurigh) to your Itinerary

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