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

Malacleit

Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay) on the north coast of North Uist.

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.

Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge was built - and there was meant to be a road that would ling Tolsta to Skigersta at Ness. The mixing of many tons of concrete went into making the bridge and this was all done by hand!

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.

Scolpaig

Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

Callanish Standing Stones

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

Loch Crabhadal

Loch Crabhadal (Cravadal) is a wild, remote and spectacular area of North Harris.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Heaval

Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

Traigh Mhor

The Traigh Mhor is a mile long sandy beach at North Tolsta in the unspoilt north east part of the Isle of Lewis

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.

Traigh Scarista

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

Vatersay Bay

Vatersay is the southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides. It is now linked to Barra by a causeway which was completed in 1991

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach) is a very long, sweeping, white sand beach in Uig

Tiumpan Head

Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta) is a beautiful beach in the parish of Uig in south west Lewis.

Stornoway Harbour

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

Dun Cuier

A well preserved iron age galleried dun situated on hill to the east of Cuier cemetery

Bearsdaire

Berneray and the nearby island of Pabbay lie in the Sound of Harris between North Uist and Harris

Luskentyre

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

Kisimul Castle

Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky islet just off the coast of Barra at Castlebay

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Sunrise at Loch Seaforth

Loch Seaforth Viewpoint looks out along the sea loch that is Loch Seaforth. The viewing is stunning, and worth a stop off. There is a carpark with picnic tables and it is one of the best viewpoints…

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  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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  1. Address

    Gibson Gardens, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2AG

    Isle Of Lewis

    A large (in island terms) social housing project for rent which fits an urban site where a school hostel had been located. Completed in 2012 by local architects Anderson Associates.

    Add 6. Gibson Gardens to your Itinerary

  2. 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

  3. Address

    Ardroil, Uig, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9EU

    Uig, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson


    The glorious bay at Uig, south west Lewis, has many of Fin’s locations around it. Whistler lives at Ardroil as does Minto and the ancient little graveyard at Baile na Cille must be one of the most scenic in Britain.

    The Chessmen sees Fin in contact with his old friend Whistler. Whistler played in a band, whilst…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Whistler's House Ardroil to your Itinerary

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    Poll na Crann, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    This small bay holds Eiders throughout the year.

    Add Eider - Poll na Crann to your Itinerary

  5. Address

    Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5UZ

    Isle of Barra

    This medieval castle was the seat of the Clan Macneil. Built in the 15th century it was abandoned in the early 18th century, with stones used for shipping ballast. It was rebuilt in 1956-70.

    Add 29. Kisimul Castle to your Itinerary

  6. Beach at Sollas, North Uist
    Coming ashore otter
    Thatched cottage - Eabhal
    Cycling in Harris
    Eriskay and Causeway
    South Uist and Causeway to Eriskay
    Beach
    People on beach - Barra
    Harris Tweed
    Baile na Cillie, Uig, Lewis
    Beach at Sollas, North Uist
    Coming ashore otter
    Thatched cottage - Eabhal
    Cycling in Harris
    Eriskay and Causeway
    South Uist and Causeway to Eriskay
    Beach
    People on beach - Barra
    Harris Tweed
    Baile na Cillie, Uig, Lewis

    Address

    An Struan Ruadh, Sollas, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DA

    Telephone

    07543 094491

    Isle of North Uist

    Awards

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


    Igot2travel offer wildlife watching, cultural & history, walking, fishing and inter-island day trips with a local Gaelic speaking guide. Specially tailored personal tours across the Outer Hebrides, introduce you to the magic of the islands.

    Add Igot2travel to your Itinerary

  7. Address

    Borve, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HT

    Isle of Harris

    Inspired by Scottish coastal Iron Age buildings. Designed by Stuart Bagshaw (Private residence, please view from the road)

    Add 16. The Broch House to your Itinerary

  8. Address

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

    Isle Of Benbecula

    The current steading was built in the early 1700’s; originally the site was part of a Nunnery from 1300.

    Add 24. Nunton Steadings to your Itinerary

  9. North Uist: Langass Woods runners
    Grimsay: causeway
    Grimsay: boat on the loch
    North Uist: Loch Carabhat
    North Uist - path near Locheport
    North Uist: runners near Langass
    North Uist: Langass runners
    North Uist: Langass Woods runners
    Grimsay: causeway
    Grimsay: boat on the loch
    North Uist: Loch Carabhat
    North Uist - path near Locheport
    North Uist: runners near Langass
    North Uist: Langass runners

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    Start: Grimsay, Finish: Lochmaddy, North Uist

    Islands: 2 (Grimsay, North Uist)
    Causeways: 1
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 13 miles
    Route Time: 5 hours
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section F: Grimsay to Lochmaddy to your Itinerary

  10. Holmasaig Gallery
    Holmasaig Gallery

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    Quidinish, Finsbay, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3JQ

    Telephone

    01859 530401

    Isle Of Harris

    Awards

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

    Isle of Harris watercolour artist Margarita Williams of Holmasaig Studio Gallery, lives in the village where she was born, situated in spectacular scenery of the Bays Road on the rocky South East of Harris.

    Add Holmasaig Studio Gallery to your Itinerary

  11. Address

    Amity House, Esplanade Quay, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2XS

    Telephone

    01851 702688

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Stornoway Harbour is it is the main seaport of the Outer Hebrides and provides a vital link to mainland Britain. The idyllic harbour town provides ample opportunity to explore the culture and tradition of Lewis that makes it so unique today.

    Add Stornoway Port Authority to your Itinerary

  12. Address

    Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Isle Of Lewis

    Built in 1847-51 in the Neo-Gothic style popular in the Victorian era by Sir James Matheson and substantially altered by Lord Leverhulme.

    Add 2. The Boatman’s Tower to your Itinerary

  13. Address

    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

  14. Address

    Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XD

    Telephone

    01871 810267

    Isle of Barra

    Our Lady, Star of the Sea, designed by G. Woulfe Brenan and completed in 1888, is perched atop a crag in Castlebay. The church dominates the bay and is a beacon for returning boats.

    Add 28. Our Lady, Star of the Sea to your Itinerary

  15. Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell

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    Aline, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LE

    Isle Of Lewis

    A path takes you to the shore of Loch Seaforth, a long fjord-like loch and a stronghold for the white-tailed eagles and otters.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Aline Community Woodland to your Itinerary

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    Ardinashaig, Scalpay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS4 3XZ

    Scalpay, Isle of Harris

    Scalpay Bridge opened in 1997 and was designed by Halcrow Crouch. It replaced a bow loaded ferry as Scalpay’s link to Harris.

    Add 14. Scalpay Bridge to your Itinerary

  17. 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

    Address

    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

  18. Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HA

    Isle Of North Uist

    Beinn Langais is a prominent hill surrounded by vast areas of peatland, freshwater and sea lochs. A short path runs up to an archaeological site with excellent views over the area.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Langais to your Itinerary

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