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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.

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…

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…

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…

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
  2. St Clements Church is situated in the village of Rodel, South Harris. Construction started around 1520 by Alexander MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris.
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  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

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    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. © Copyright Stornoway Port Authority

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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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  3. Teampull Mhoire

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

    Isle Of Benbecula

    Ruined Chapel dating back to the 16th Century

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    Memorial Avenue, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2QR

    Isle of Lewis


     

     

     

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  5. Dun Carloway Broch - Rachel Keenan
    Dun Carloway Broch - Rachel Keenan

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    Carloway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AA

    Isle Of Lewis

    This is the best preserved and most visited broch in the Outer Hebrides. It occupies a low hilltop with commanding views across the seaways to the south and west.

    Add Dun Carloway Broch (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) and Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

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

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    01851 621422

    Isle of Lewis


     

     

     

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    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

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

    Isle Of North Uist

    Barpa Langais is a neolithic chambered cairn or tomb.

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  10. Gress Lodge Corn Mill

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

    Isle Of Lewis

    Corn mill, Gress, 19th and early 20th century. The roofless ruin of a complex and two-storey building, part rubble, part cast concrete, with rhe axle and one ring of a six-spoke iron overshot wheel about 14ft (4.3m) diameter and the cast-iron pit wheel. There is a 48in (1.22m) diameter millstone at the entrance.

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    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

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

    Isle Of North Uist

    Vallay is a beautiful desserted tidal island and is accessible at low tide from Sollas. Tidal information is available from the Tourist Information Centre in Lochmaddy.

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  14. Dunasbroc

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    South Dell, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0SP

    Isle Of Lewis

    This is a small, steep-sided, conical stack situated close to shore near Aird Dell. It is c 20m tall with a flat summit platform measuring only c 6 by 15m and can be seen from the adjacent coast.

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    Eoligarry, Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YD

    Isle Of Barra

    The chapel at Cille Bharra was perhaps founded as early as the 7th century AD, being named after St Barr (or Finnbar) who was ordained c AD 600.

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    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.

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    Old School House, Drinishader, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DX

    Telephone

    01859 511189

    Isle Of Harris

    Awards

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


     

     

     

    Add Harris Tweed and Knitwear  "Clo Mhor" Exhibition to your Itinerary

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    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

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