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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.
    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. Dun Mhulan

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

    Isle Of South Uist

    The broch of Dùn Mhulan was inhabited during the Iron Age. This large tower-like house was built around 150 BC, originally on an island within a freshwater loch, long before the open sea had broken through.

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  2. Address

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

    Isle Of Harris

    Well preserved Beehive sheilings

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  3. Address

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

    Isle Of Lewis

    North Rona is an uninhabited, isolated island 44 miles in the open sea north of the Butt of Lewis, and is seldom visited except by occasional private vessels. But its isolation has preserved the archaeological sites of the island in a relatively undi

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    Drimisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RT

    Isle Of South Uist

    Caisteal Bheagram is a ruin of a 15th/16th Century tower,

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  5. Address

    Torlum, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5PP

    Isle Of Benbecula

    Borve Castle stood three storeys high. Now in ruins you can still see the five foot deep walls.

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  6. Teampull Chaluim Chille

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    Balivanich, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LA

    Isle Of Benbecula

    Ruins of Teampull Chaluim Chille to the east of Balivanich.

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  7. Address

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

    Isle Of Lewis

    This communal burial tomb would have been an important highly visible monument of the first farming people who lived in the peninsula of An Rubha in the Neolithic period.

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  8. Dùn Othail

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

    Isle Of Lewis

    This striking pinnacle of rock can only be accessed with great care from the south, via a series of small plateau's and eventually a narrow ledge, which runs into a defended entrance. The terraces beyond this have at least five structures upon them.

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  9. Address

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

    Isle Of Lewis

    An outer ring now with 8 standing stones and 5 fallen ones, with an inner group of 4 distinctive stones.

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  10. 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.

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  11. Address

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

    Isle Of North Uist

    Pobull is a stone circle situated on the south side of Ben Langass.

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  12. Bunavoneader Whaling Station

    Address

    Bunavoneader, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AL

    Isle Of Harris

    Situated at the foot of the southern slopes of the North Harris mountains, the remains of a 20th century industrial site nestle between the road and the shore of Loch Bun Abhainn Eadarra.

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  13. Cladh Maolrithe

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    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.

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  14. Address

    Kildonan, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RZ

    Isle Of South Uist

    The famous Flora MacDonald’s Birthplace is in the village of Milton, on the west side of South Uist.

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  15. Address

    Liniclate, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5PJ

    Telephone

    01870 602864

    Isle Of Benbecula

    Awards

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

    Museum nan Eilean is part of the Heritage Service operated by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and is based at Sgoil Lionacleit the community school on the Isle of Benbecula. Museum nan Eilean U&B is a sister museum of Museum nan Eilean Lews Castle which is in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. 

     

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  16. Bornais Settlements

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

    Isle Of South Uist

    Three artificial settlement mounds dominate the machair plain at Bornish.

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  17. Address

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

    Isle Of Harris

    Remains of chambered cairn

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  18. 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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