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

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.

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.

Scolpaig

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

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Coll Beach

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

Loch Druidibeg

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

Seilebost

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

Bagh Steinigidh

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

Stornoway Harbour

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

Coileag a' Prionnnsa

Bonnie Prince Charlie first stepped foot on Scottish soil on this beach on 23rd July 1745, from the french ship "Du Teillay"

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.

Hushinish

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

Heaval

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

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

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

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…

Ardroil Sands

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

Traigh Iar

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

Tiumpan Head

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

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

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.

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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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    Mangersta, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    One of the largest fish seen in the waters around the Outer Hebrides.

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    Coll, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0LP

    Isle Of Lewis

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

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    Berneray Harbour, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    A large seal with a forehead and less spots than the Harbour Seal. Males can be up to 3.3 metres in length and females around 2 metres.

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    Hougharry, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DL

    Isle Of North Uist

    A stunning white beach and is easily accessible through the village of Hougharry.

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  5. Free Church of Scotland Continuing

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

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    01859 520200

    Isle of Harris

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  6. Skeudale with the old whaling station at Buonvoneader in the foreground

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    Ardhasaig, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AJ

    Isle Of Harris

    A circular walk of 16km (10 miles) along a high ridge with excellent views in all directions - well worth the effort involved in the steep ascent - 6-7 hours.

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  7. Brue shore and beach

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    Brue, Barvas, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9QW

    Isle of Lewis

    A good access road and parking for a walk down to a boulder beach.

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    Hushinish, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris


     

     

     

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    New Tolsta, Tolsta, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0NF

    Isle of Lewis

    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!

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    Mingulay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Present on off-shore islands from late April - August.

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    Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

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

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    Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JT

    Isle Of South Uist

    A great walk, taking in some stunning scenery and history. Moderate walk. Allow 3 Hours. 8.5kilometers/5.25miles.Keep a look out for the Eriskay Ponies.

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    Eoligarry, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Great beach for a family outing or a quiet walk.

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    Loch Druidibeg, South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    South Uist

    This stunning diver species breeds on large moorland lochs in the summer and winter in coastal waters.

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    Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

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

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    Vatersay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    The Field Gentian (Gentianella Campestris) on Vatersay is home to the largest display on Barra and Vatersay.


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    Eoligarry, Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YD

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    01871 890212

    Isle Of Barra

    Traigh Mhor is the beach where the plane lands - the only scheduled plane landing that lands on a beach in the world!

    Add Traigh Mhor Beach - Barra Airport to your Itinerary

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    Acarsaid Mhor, Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist

    Common Seals can be found in small numbers and usually present themselves on the rocks.

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