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  1. 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.

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.

Kinloch Historical Society

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…

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 May 202131st December 2021
  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. 1st January 202031st December 2020
  3. 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.
  4. A monument in memory of those lost in the Annie Jane maritime disaster in 1853.
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  1. Bonnie Prince Charlie Monument - Arivruach - Rachel Keenan

    Address

    Arivruaich, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LE

    Isle of Lewis

    This Bonnie Prince Charlie monument is in the village of Arivruach, Lochs - on the main A857 road between Stornoway and Tarbert to mark where he landed following the Battle of Culloden.

    This is what it says on the plaque; 

    "On 4th May 1746 Charles Edward Stuart landed here while on the run having sailed from Scalpay. It was 18 days after…

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  2. Address

    Vatersay, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YW

    Vatersay

    A monument in memory of those lost in the Annie Jane maritime disaster in 1853.

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  3. 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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  4. Address

    Scalpay, Isle Of Scalpay, Outer Hebrides, HS4 3XU

    Isle Of Scalpay

    The Old Manse, now Two Harbours Guest House, is built on the site of the house Prince charlie sheltered in after the battle of Culloden in 1746.

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  5. Seol an Iolaire installation, Stornoway

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    STORNOWAY, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DU

    Isle of Lewis

    While the sea brought has wealth and power to the Outer Hebrides over the centuries, it has also brought tragedy.

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  6. Address

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

    Isle Of North Uist

    The Scantuary sculpture forms part of the Uist Sculpture Trail.

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  7. Address

    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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  8. Address

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

    Isle Of North Uist

    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.

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  9. Address

    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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  10. Address

    Vatersay, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YW

    Vatersay

    The wreck of an RAF Catalina seaplane that tragically crashed on the hill killing three of her nine crew on a training excerise in 1944 can still be seen on the side of the hill at Heishival Beag.

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  11. Address

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

    Isle Of North Uist

    First World War memorial.

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  12. Address

    Bornish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SA

    Isle Of South Uist

    South Uist War Memorial

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  13. Pairc Raiders monument

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    Balallan, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9PN

    Isle of Lewis

    Built in 1994, the Pairc Land Raiders monument is dedicated to the memory of the people of Lochs who challenged their landlords.

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  14. Address

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

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    A handy pocket sized guide to galleries and retail outlets where visual art and craft, made in the Outer Hebrides, can be viewed, enjoyed & purchased. Please download a PDF from the CnES website or pick up a hard copy at cultural venues and visitor centres around the islands.

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  15. Address

    Gress, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0LQ

    Isle Of Lewis

    Memorial erected to signify the land raid in Gress

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    St Kilda, Outer Hebrides

    St Kilda

    1901 - With four to feed the rationales winter ahead was of concern, but by use of a double-barrelled gun and some fishing tackle… the Schoolmaster was confident he could make a useful contribution to the table….

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    Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JH

    Isle Of South Uist

    Stations of the Cross Interesting climb, following these images.© Copyright Barbara Carr and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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    Brevig, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5UN

    Isle of Barra

    This is the only standing stone of any size still erect on Barra.

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