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

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…

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.

Coll Beach

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

Traigh Eais

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

Bearsdaire

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

Stornoway Harbour

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

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Bagh Steinigidh

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

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

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!

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.

Kisimul Castle

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

Tiumpan Head

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

St Kilda

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

Traigh Iar

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Dun Cuier

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

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

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Sound of Taransay

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

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

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

Hushinish

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

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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. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 291 reviews291 reviews

    Address

    Heatherlea, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3BG

    Telephone

    01859 502060

    Isle of Harris

    Awards

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

    Kilda Cruises is based in The Isle of Harris and aims to provide a fast, comfortable day trip service with St Kilda as our main destination

    Add Kilda Cruises to your Itinerary

  2. 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

  3. Address

    East Tarbert, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DB

    Telephone

    01859 502007

    Isle of Harris

    Awards

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

    Sea Harris offer scheduled excursions to St.Kilda and the Shiant Islands as well as providing charters to many small Islands accessible from the Isle of Harris. The dual World Heritage site of St Kilda is our main destination with daily trips running

    Add Sea Harris to your Itinerary

  4. Address

    Glen Corrodale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    14th May 1746. Neil MacEachen guides the Prince to Glen Corodale which was to be his main place of refuge during his time in Uist.

    Add Location E - Corrodale: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  5. 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

  6. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 31 reviews31 reviews

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    3 Caolis, Vatersay, Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YL

    Telephone

    01871 817803

    Isle Of Barra

    Awards

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

    Enhance your visit to the Outer Hebrides with a stunning tour or adventure to Mingulay, St Kilda, or around the Southern Islands. We provide access to some of the most awe-inspiring locations.

    Add Hebridean Sea Tours to your Itinerary

  7. 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

  8.  © 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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    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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    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Isle Of South Uist

    15th June 1746 The Prince and his small band of supporters continue on their way south to Lochboisdale

    Add Location I - Calvay Island: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Bornish, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Colourful fallow or crops full of Corn Marigold can be seen from the main track across the machair.

    Add Machair Flowers - Bornish to your Itinerary

  12. 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

    Address

    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

  13. Address

    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

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

    Address

    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

  15. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell

    Address

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

    Ness, Isle of Lewis

    Located at the North of the Archipelago, this rich Machair loch and surrounding wetland is an important migration stopover for wildfowl and waders attracting regular visits from hunting bird of prey, especially during the spring and autumn migration.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Stiapabhat to your Itinerary

  16. Address

    Loch Bee, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Check the islands at the north-west end of the loch.

    Add White Tailed Sea Eagle-Loch Bee to your Itinerary

  17. © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Ardvule, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    There are regular sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins to the south and west of the headland.

    Add Bottlenosed Dolphin - Rubha Ardvule to your Itinerary

  18. 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

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