History and Mystery

  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.
    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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    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

    Add Carabhat Barp to your Itinerary

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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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    Howmore, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SH

    Isle Of South Uist

    Tobha Mòr has been an important ecclesiastical centre since early medieval times.

    Add Howmore (Tobha Mhor) Ancient Chapels to your Itinerary

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

    Isle Of Lewis

    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

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

    Isle Of North Uist

    Ruins of a Medival early church, Teampull Na Trionaid, can be found in the village of Cairinish.

    Add Teampull Na Trionaid to your Itinerary

  6. Address

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

    Telephone

    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.

    Add Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House to your Itinerary

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    Kilpheder, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TB

    Isle Of South Uist

    A well-preserved aisled wheelhouse was excavated in 1952 in the machair at Kilpheder (Cille Pheadair).

    Add Kilpheder (Cille Pheadair) Wheelhouse to your Itinerary

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    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

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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.

    Add Baille nan Cailleach to your Itinerary

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    Kildonan Centre, Kildonan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RZ

    Telephone

    01878 710343

    Isle of South Uist

    Awards

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

    Learn about the South Uists local history at Kildonan Museum through stories, artefacts and images.

    The museum is ajacent to a cafe and opposite a local craft shop.

    Add Kildonan Museum to your Itinerary

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    Balemartin, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DQ

    Isle Of North Uist

    Kilpheder Cross

    Add Kilpheder (Cille Pheadair) Cross to your Itinerary

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    Northton, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3JA

    Isle Of Harris

    This area, from the township of Taobh Tuath to the headland of Rubh' an Teampaill, has numerous sites of archaeological significance.

    Add Northon Temple (Rubh' an Teampaill) to your Itinerary

  13. Clach Ghlas

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    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

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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.

    Add Dun an Sticer to your Itinerary

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    Scarista, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HX

    Isle Of Harris

    This standing stone appears now as a single monolith overlooking one of the most beautiful stretches of shore in the Hebrides, looking towards the island of Taransay. But when it was first erected, it was part of a complex that included a large stone

    Add Clach Steineagaidh to your Itinerary

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    New Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0NN

    Isle Of Lewis

    Caisteal a' Mhorair (the Castle of the Nobleman) is one of the few probably medieval 'castles' in the Isle of Lewis.

    Add Caisteal a' Mhorair to your Itinerary

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    West Kilbride, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TT

    Isle Of South Uist

    At the very south of the Island, lies the Polachar Stone, looking out to sea.

    Add Polochar Stone to your Itinerary

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    Milton, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RY

    Isle Of South Uist

    Neolithic chambered cairn.

    Add Reineabhal Chambered Cairn to your Itinerary

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