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 Mhor

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

Sound of Taransay

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

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

Traigh Dail Beag (Dalbeg) is a lovely small bay and beach on the west side of Lewis.

Ardroil Sands

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

Bearsdaire

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

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Heaval

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

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!

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

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

Hushinish

Hushinish is a small settlement of only 4 houses overlooking a white sand beach in the far west of Harris

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.

Malacleit

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

Stornoway Harbour

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

Bagh Steinigidh

Bag Steinigidh lies between Scarasta and Borve on the west coast of Harris.

Loch Druidibeg

Loch Druidibeag is a National Nature Reserve where colourful grassland on the coast graduually gives way to moorland and lochans.

Dun Cuier

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

Callanish Standing Stones

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

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.

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

Traigh Scarista

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

Port Nis

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

Traigh Seilebost

Traigh Seilebost is a beautiful sandy beach on the south side of Traigh Luskentyre.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

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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. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
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    Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    This ferry route runs from Eriskay to the north end of Barra. White-tailed eagles, golden eagles and peregrines are often seen from the ferry as it passes numerous islands and skerries close to Barra.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Sound of Barra Ferry to your Itinerary

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    Rarnish, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    11th May 1746. Returning from a failed escape bid from Stornoway the Prince hides in a miserable little hut in Rarnish, Benbecula.

    Add Location D - Rarnish: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Isle Of South Uist

    Awards

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

    Lochboisdale Harbour is a great base from which to explore the unspoilt beauty of the Outer Hebrides. Facilities available include: 52 sheltered berths, with lit walkways, access to power and water, shower block, disabled hoist, slipway

    Facilities

    Transport

    • On Public Transport Route

    Add Lochboisdale Harbour to your Itinerary

  4. Ardhasaig Glass and Arts
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    Ardhasaig, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AJ

    Telephone

    07795 804197

    Isle of Harris

    Awards

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

    Ardhasaig Glass & Arts – Embroidered Art, Gifts, Souvenirs and Clothing, many incorporating Harris Tweed. Open to the public 6 days a week.

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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…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Ceit's (Catherine's) House Eriskay to your Itinerary

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    Daliburgh, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

    Telephone

    01878 700 154

    Isle Of South Uist

    Awards

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    A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

    Add Ceolas to your Itinerary

  7. Urgha
    Urgha

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    Start: Tarbert, Harris, Finish: Scaladale, Harris

    Islands: 1 (Harris)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 9 miles
    Route Time:4 hours
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section J: Tarbert to Scaladale to your Itinerary

  8. Atlantic Lights - Cliff -  Lustre
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    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Beacon
    Atlantic Lights - Large Candle OOB - Glint
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    Atlantic Lights - Dail Mòr - Solstice
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    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Beacon
    Atlantic Lights - Large Candle OOB - Glint
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Glint
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    An Cnoc, 46A South Shawbost, ISLE OF LEWIS, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9BJ

    Telephone

    01851 710402

    ISLE OF LEWIS

    Awards

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

    From the cusp of the Atlantic shores of the Isle of Lewis, hand poured soy wax candles, wax melts & reed diffusers with Hebridean inspired fragrances.

    Add Atlantic Lights to your Itinerary

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    Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DJ

    Isle of Harris

    Designed by John R. Coleman Architects, it occupies a strategic position in Tarbert, visible to everyone arriving there.

    Add 13. Isle of Harris Distillery to your Itinerary

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    Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Stornoway, 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. After being used as a school, it re-opened in 2016.

    Add 1. Lews Castle and Museum to your Itinerary

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    Rodel, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS5 3TW

    Isle of Harris

    St. Clement’s earliest sections date to the 15th Century and it is the finest pre-reformation church in the Hebrides. Inside is one of the most ambitious and richly-carved tombs of the time for the Macleod clan chief.

    Add 19. St Clements Church to your Itinerary

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    Eoropie, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XH

    Isle of Lewis

    Built in 1862 by David and Thomas Stevenson. Made from red brick, which was unusual for Scottish lighthouses, it is 37 metres high and has 168 steps to the top. Spray flies over the top of it in winter storms.

    Add 7. Butt of Lewis Lighthouse to your Itinerary

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    Pairc Niseaboist, Horgabost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AE

    Telephone

    01859 503900

    Isle of Harris

    Translated from Gaelic, Talla na Mara means the Centre by the sea. Overlooking Niseabost beach, the Centre boasts one of the most photographed locations in the Outer Hebrides.

    Add 15. Talla na Mara 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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    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

  16. Benbecula: running along Liniclate machair on Hebridean Way
    South Uist: Signs at Loch Druidibeg
    South Uist: wild ponies at Loch Skipport
    South Uist: Caisteal Bhagream
    South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg
    South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg
    Benbecula: running along Liniclate machair on Hebridean Way
    South Uist: Signs at Loch Druidibeg
    South Uist: wild ponies at Loch Skipport
    South Uist: Caisteal Bhagream
    South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg
    South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg

    Address

    Start: Howmore, South Uist, Finish: Liniclate, Benbecula

    Islands: 2 (South Uist, Benbecula)
    Causeways: 1
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 16 miles
    Route Time: 5 hours
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    **Note the diversion on this part of the route**

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section D: Howmore to Liniclate to your Itinerary

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    Address

    25 Valasay, Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Telephone

    01851 612288

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    For a once in a lifetime experience, join us for a personalised tour of Lewis and Harris and learn about the history, archaeology and wildlife of these beautiful islands.

    Add Out and About Tours to your Itinerary

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