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

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

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.

Sound of Taransay

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

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

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.

Traigh Seilebost

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

Traigh Mhor

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

Hushinish

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

Seilebost

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

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.

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.

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 Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

Ard Feinis

Ard Feinis is a rocky promontory just south of Mangurstadh in the south west of Lewis.

Loch Bee

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

Heaval

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

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 Eais

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

Scolpaig

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

Loch Crabhadal

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

Dun Cuier

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

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. Address

    Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DS

    Telephone

    01851 703307

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    The largest arts facility in the Outer Hebrides and comprises a gallery, performance space/cinema, education room, bar/restaurant and gift shop. It has won many awards including a Come to Britain Trophy and Traditional Music Venue of the year.

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    • Children Welcome
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    Add An Lanntair to your Itinerary

  2. 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

  3. Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
    © James Smith
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
    © James Smith
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LY

    Isle Of Benbecula

    A path runs across Benbecula, through an area of low lying moorland and lochs. This is an excellent area for hen harrier, short-eared owl and merlin during the breeding season.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Rueval to your Itinerary

  4. 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

  5. Bowling Alley
    Editor Hugh hard at work in Fios Office
    Kids Club
    Sauna
    Soft Play
    Gym
    Table Tennis
    Tuesday Art Club
    Bowling Alley
    Editor Hugh hard at work in Fios Office
    Kids Club
    Sauna
    Soft Play
    Gym
    Table Tennis
    Tuesday Art Club

    Address

    Lionel, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XB

    Telephone

    01851 810039

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Spòrsnis is a community sports centre in the North of Lewis. It hosts the Hebrides’ only 10-pin bowling alley and offers a wide range of indoor activities and sports as well as gyms, a sauna, showers and a selection of classes.

    Add Sporsnis to your Itinerary

  6. Eilean Glas Lighthouse

    Address

    Isle of Scalpay, HS4 3YG

    Isle of Scalpay

    One of the most popular walks in the Outer Hebrides with superb views back over Skye.  The familiar red and white tower was constructed in 1824, but is on the site of one of the four original Northern Lighthouse Board beacons established in 1789.

    Add Eilean Glas Lighthouse 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

  8. Kinloch Historical Society
    Kinloch Historical Society aerial view
    Seaforth Head
    Pairc Cairn
    Lochs
    Kinloch Historical Society
    Kinloch Historical Society aerial view
    Seaforth Head
    Pairc Cairn
    Lochs

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    Old School, 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

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    Finsbay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Elegant white seabird with a black cap, orange bill and long forked tail.

    Add Arctic Tern - Loch Fionsabhaigh to your Itinerary

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

    Isle Of South Uist

    20th June 1746. News arrives that the notorious Capt Scott has landed on Barra and is on his way to Uist. The Prince and his party cross over to the north side of the loch but further news induces more panic!

    Add Location J - Ben Kenneth: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail 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

  12. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell

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    Meavaig, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AW

    Isle Of Harris

    The observatory is a purpose built hide perched in the interior of the rugged North Harris hills commanding spectacular views over the territory of a pair of golden eagles.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - North Harris Eagle Observatory to your Itinerary

  13. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © 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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    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

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    Address

    18 Laxay, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9PJ

    Telephone

    07393 378303

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Join one of our fun and informative tours of Lewis or Harris visiting the main sites and beaches along the way.
    Private tours and any special requests by arrangement. Book online. Tel: 07803 808229

    Add Love Hebrides Guided Tours to your Itinerary

  16. Harris: Horgabost wayfinder
    Harris: walkers on a hill
    Harris: view from Scarista
    Harris: beach at Seilebost
    Harris: Horgabost wayfinder
    Harris: walkers on a hill
    Harris: view from Scarista
    Harris: beach at Seilebost

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    Start: Leverburgh, Harris, Finish: Seilebost, Harris

    Islands: 2 (Berneray, Harris)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 1
    Distance: 13 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours (not including ferry - 1hr)
    Grade: Difficult

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section H: Berneray to Seilebost to your Itinerary

  17. Address

    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

  18. Address

    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

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