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

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Traigh Mhor

This beautiful beach is the spectacular site of Barra’s amazing airport – but only at low tide!

Sound of Taransay

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

Stornoway Harbour

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

Traigh Eais

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

Loch Bee

Loch Bee is a very large brackish loch which stretches from the west side of South Uist to the east side

Traigh Scarista

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

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.

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

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

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

Kisimul Castle

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

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.

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

Bagh Steinigidh

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

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Lemreway

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

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

Seilebost

Seilebost is a small crofting village on the coast road along the west side of Harris.

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  Ghearadha

Triaigh Ghearadha is a beautiful sandy beach at the end of the B895 road in the unspoilt north east part of Lewis.

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.

Heaval

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

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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  1. Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
    Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

    Address

    Kildonan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Scan the hills to the east of the main road.

    Add Golden Eagle - Kildonan Glen to your Itinerary

  2. Kinloch Historical Society
    Seaforth Head
    Pairc Cairn
    Lochs
    Kinloch Historical Society
    Seaforth Head
    Pairc Cairn
    Lochs

    Address

    Community Hub, Balallan, Kinloch, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9PN

    Telephone

    01851 830778

    Kinloch, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    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 area’s links to Clan Mackenzie.

    Add Kinloch Historical Society to your Itinerary

  3. Address

    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

  4. Address

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

    Telephone

    07876 340416

    Isle of Harris

    A stone building reminiscent of a Blackhouse, designed by Stuart Bagshaw in 1999 as an interpretive centre of William MacGillivray, an ornithologist from Harris.

    Add 17. Temple Cafe to your Itinerary

  5. 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

  6. Harris: view of Seilebost from Hebridean Way
    Harris: scholars path
    Harris: Tarbert
    Harris: view of Seilebost from Hebridean Way
    Harris: scholars path
    Harris: Tarbert

    Address

    Start: Seilebost, Harris, Finish: Tarbert, Harris

    Islands: 1 (Harris)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 14.5 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours
    Grade: Moderate

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

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section I: Seilebost to Tarbert to your Itinerary

  7. Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
    Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

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    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Can be seen over any of the hills here.

    Add Golden Eagle - Loch Eynort to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    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

  9. Address

    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

  10. Ben Mor from Howmore © Mike Shailes
    © Tommy Macdonald
    Ben Mor from Howmore © Mike Shailes
    © Tommy Macdonald

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    Ben Mor, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    22nd June 1746. Neil leads the Prince northwards where they shelter somewhere on Ben Mor. Later Neil is sent to Benbecula to find out how Flora is getting on with the escape plan.

    Add Location L - Ben Mhor: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  11. Address

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

    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Johnny, Peter and a young girl, Ceit (Catherine) are brought to South Uist and boarded out with a families in Eriskay.

    They were referred to as "homers" as they had been in an orphanage and the Catholic Church had shipped them to South Uist. It was in the days before…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Lochboisdale Pier to your Itinerary

  13. Address

    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

  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. 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

  16. Address

    Ardivachar, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Seals are often found "bottling" just off the rocks to the south and west.

    Add Grey Seal - Ardivachar to your Itinerary

  17. Benbecula: walker at Reuval
    Benbecula: Rueval view
    Benbecula: Reuval summit
    Benbecula: walker on Liniclate beach
    Benbecula: runners on Liniclate beach
    Grimsay: causeway
    Benbecula: walker at Reuval
    Benbecula: Rueval view
    Benbecula: Reuval summit
    Benbecula: walker on Liniclate beach
    Benbecula: runners on Liniclate beach
    Grimsay: causeway

    Address

    Start: Liniclate, Benbecula, Finish: Grimsay

    Islands: 2 (Benbecula, Grimsay)
    Causeways: 1
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 13.5 miles
    Route Time: 5 hours
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section E: Liniclate to Grimsay to your Itinerary

  18. Address

    Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AA

    Telephone

    01870 603970

    Isle of North Uist

    A former inn with detached stable/storehouse, built on the site of an old salt house.

    Add 22. Taigh Chearsabhagh to your Itinerary

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