See and Do


The devil creates work for idle hands. (Someone with nothing to do will put the cats on the fire)

An duine aig nach eil càil ri dhèanamh, cuiridh na cait air an teine


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Island Highlights

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie beach) is a beautiful sandy beach in the north of Lewis, near the Butt of Lewis

Traigh Scarista

Facing out into the Atlantic Traigh Scarasta has dramatic views over the Sound of Taransay from its white sand beach.

Traigh Eais

Traigh Eais is sandy beach over a mile long, bordered on the east side by a extensive area of sand dunes.

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

Rubha Robhais (Butt of Lewis) is the most northerly tip of the Isle of Lewis.

Port Nis

Port Nis (Port of Ness) is in the parish of Ness, the most northerly parish in Lewis.

Beinn Ghainche

Ben Ghainche is a small hill situated at the north end of the beach at Bearsdaire

Stornoway Harbour

Stornoway with its population of about 6000 is the main port and administrative centre on the Isle of Lewis.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

A beautiful reserve on the north west coast of North Uist with sandy beaches, rocky foreshore,, marshes and sand dunes.

Crosbost

The peaceful crofting village of Crosbost is reached near the end of the B897 road that branches of the main Stornoway to Tarbet road at Liurbost.

Bagh Mor

The Island of Grimsay is made up of tidal sands, sea lochs, small islands and islets, and is situated between Benbecula and North Uist.

Lemreway

Lemreway is a small crofting and fishing village on the shores of Loach Sealg in the South Lochs area of Lewis.

Rueval

This is the panoramic view from the top of Rueval (Ruabhal), which is the highest point on Benbecula. Look out for the birds of prey as you climb this hill.

Miabhag

Miabhag (Miavag) is a small setttlemen in North Harris of just a few houses situated on the narrow single track road from Tarbet to Hushinish.

Camas na Clibhe (Cliff Beach)

Camas na Clibhe (Cliff beach) is a quartz sand beach situated on the Valtos peninsular in the Uig parish of Lewis.

Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)

Traigh Bhostadh is a sheltered shell sand beach at the north end of Great Bernera. The Iron Age House and Time and Tide Bell are both sited here, along with ample parking and toilets.

St Kilda

St Kilda, a world double heritage site, is situated some 45 miles west of Grimnish Point on North Uist

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Stones can be found near the village of Callanish in west Lewis just above Loch Roag.

Coll Beach

Beautiful beach approximately five miles from Stornoway. Suitable for walking, wind-surfing, kite flying. There is also a caravan park with toilets

Luskentyre

The beach at Luskentyre is the largest and most spectacular of all the Harris beaches.

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Sound of Taransay

The Sound of Taransay lies between the main west coast of Harris and the beautiful island of Taransay.

Coileag a' Prionnnsa

Bonnie Prince Charlie first stepped foot on Scottish soil on this beach on 23rd July 1745, from the french ship "Du Teillay"

Traigh Iar

Traigh Noisaboist (Nisabost) is a spectacular west coast beach with extensive views across the Sound of Taransay.

Ardroil Sands

Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west of Lewis.

A few ideas....

  1. Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis
  2. Northton temple harris
    This area, from the township of Taobh Tuath to the headland of Rubh' an Teampaill, has numerous sites of archaeological significance.
  3. 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.
  4. Beach laning in Barra
    The only place in the world where scheduled flights land on the beach!
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    Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    26th April 1746. PrinceCharles Edward Stuart sailed from Borradale, Loch nan Uamh, at night, accompanied by Capt O'Sullivan, Capt O'Neil, Allan MacDonald, Donald MacLeod, and Edward Burke, and by seven boatmen. A severe storm blows up.

    Add Location B - Rossinish 1st Visit: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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

    Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Peter and Johnny and a young girl, Ceit are brought to South Uist.  They were referred to as "homers" as they had been in an orphanage and the Catholic Church had shipped them to South Uist and boarded them out with a families in Eriskay. This house in Eriskay is where…

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    Daliburgh, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

    Islands: 4 (South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist)
    Causeways: 3
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 37 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours
    Grade: Easy

    Add Hebridean Way Cycling Route Section B: Daliburgh (South Uist) to Clachan (North Uist) to your Itinerary

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    Church Street, Stonoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2JD

    Stonoway, Isle of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    The police station is off course where Detective Fin Macleod is based on his return to the island, having left as a teenager. He is brought in to investigate the murder of Angus "Angel" Macritchie following a copycat murder he had been investigating in Edinburgh. Here he teams up with Detective Sergeant George Gunn…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Police Station to your Itinerary

  5.  © Copyright Ian Capper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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    Loch Thallan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    The Common Twayblade is an orchid which can be found around Loch Thallan.

    Add Common Twayblade - Loch Thallan to your Itinerary

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    Loch Skipport, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    13th June 1746. After a detatchment of MacLeod militia from Skye land on the island Neil and the Prince head back for South Uist. That night they sheltered at Acarsaid Fhalaich (The Hidden Anchorage) north of Uisinish.

    Add Location G - Acarsaid Fhalaich: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Wiay, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    24th June 1746. Neil realises that they are on a small island instead of being on the Benbecula mainland as they expected. The Prince throws a tantrum!

    Add Location O - Near Wiay: Bonne Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  8. Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DS

    Isle Of North Uist

    Surrounded by rolling moorland and young plantations this is a hotspot for hen harriers and short-eared owls. The roadside car park is an excellent vantage point from which to watch.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Committee Road to your Itinerary

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    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    21st Jun 1746. The Prince gets an offer of help from an unlikely source. (Hugh 'Cam' MacDonald of Armadale, commander of the Skye MacDonald Militia). First meeting with Flora MacDonald.

    Add Location K - Unisary: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  10. Clisham
    Loch Seaforth
    Aline Woods
    Pairc Raiders monument
    Clisham
    Loch Seaforth
    Aline Woods
    Pairc Raiders monument

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    Start: Scaladale, Harris, Finish: Balallan, Lewis

    Islands: 2 (Harris, Lewis)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 13 miles
    Route Time:5 hours
    Grade: Moderate

    **Please note the diversion on this section**

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section K: Scaladale to Balallan to your Itinerary

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    Coll, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0JP

    Telephone

    01851 820475

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    A working craft centre featuring a blacksmith, glass, ceramics and jewellery. Here you can browse our galleries, watch us work from our viewing area and have refreshments in our tearoom. Classes and workshops available in glass and ceramics. We have ample car parking space for cars and coaches and disabled access.

    Add Coll Pottery Craft Centre to your Itinerary

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    Boisdale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    More abundant to the west of the main road. You can access the area easily as it is unfenced although plants can be seen from the main road in fenced fields further north too.

    When to See
    Flowers in June.

    Add Lesser Butterfly Orchids-Boisdale to your Itinerary

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    North Tolsta, Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0NL

    Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    This is the location, in the book The Chessmen, of a scooter race between band members and teenage friends of Fin's; Strings and Roddy. The idea was to have a race along the track at the Bridge to Nowhere and whoever won, would be able to name their celtic rock band.

    "It was one of those rare, delicious, early…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Bridge to Nowhere to your Itinerary

  14. North Uist: Beinn Mhor - looking over to Berneray
    North Uist: Ascent from Beinn Mhor
    North Uist: Lochmaddy
    North Uist: Beinn Mhor
    Berneray: West Beach
    Berneray: East beach
    North Uist: Beinn Mhor - looking over to Berneray
    North Uist: Ascent from Beinn Mhor
    North Uist: Lochmaddy
    North Uist: Beinn Mhor
    Berneray: West Beach
    Berneray: East beach

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    Start: Lochmaddy, North Uist, Finish: Berneray or Leverburgh, Harris

    Islands: 2 (North Uist, Berneray)
    Causeways: 1
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 10 miles
    Route Time: 4 hours
    Grade: Moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section G: Lochmaddy to Berneray to your Itinerary

  15. South Uist: Wayfinder at Daliburgh
    South Uist: Kildonan beach
    South Uist: Track along machair
    South Uist: Hebridean Way walking route road signage
    South Uist: hills from the machair at Stoneybridge
    South Uist: Howmore church
    South Uist: Howmore chapel
    South Uist: Wayfinder at Daliburgh
    South Uist: Kildonan beach
    South Uist: Track along machair
    South Uist: Hebridean Way walking route road signage
    South Uist: hills from the machair at Stoneybridge
    South Uist: Howmore church
    South Uist: Howmore chapel

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    Start: Daliburgh, South Uist, Finish: Howmore, South Uist

    Islands: 1 (South Uist)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 11.5 miles
    Route Time: 4 hours
    Grade: Easy

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section C: Daliburgh to Howmore to your Itinerary

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    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    14th June 1746.They arrive at Loch Eynort or according to some accounts Caolas Stulaigh just to the south of the loch.

    Add Location H - Loch Eynort: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DA

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Stornoway features in all three books. In particular, there are scene's in MacNeils, the Police Station, the Lews Castle and the Iolaire Monument.

    Add Peter May Trilogy - MacNeil's Bar and The Narrows to your Itinerary

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    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JJ

    Telephone

    01878 700305

    Isle of South Uist

    Constructed by the islanders themselves under the guidance of Fr. Allan McDonald using local stone, timber salvaged from wrecks and a lime mortar of burnt shells and sand in 1899-1903. The altar rests on the bow of a lifeboat.

    Add 26. St Michael’s of the Sea to your Itinerary

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