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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

Traigh Iar

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

Hushinish

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

Scolpaig

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

Traigh Scarista

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

Traigh Seilebost

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

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.

Beinn Ghainche

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

Ardroil Sands

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

Sound of Taransay

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

Loch Bee

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

Malacleit

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

Bagh Steinigidh

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

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

St Kilda

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

Ard Feinis

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

Heaval

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

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Gearrannan (Garenin) is a restored blackhouse village on the west side of the Isle of Lewis

Seilebost

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

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 Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

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!

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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. Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
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    Aline, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LE

    Isle Of Lewis

    A path takes you to the shore of Loch Seaforth, a long fjord-like loch and a stronghold for the white-tailed eagles and otters.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Aline Community Woodland to your Itinerary

  2. Address

    Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5UZ

    Isle of Barra

    This medieval castle was the seat of the Clan Macneil. Built in the 15th century it was abandoned in the early 18th century, with stones used for shipping ballast. It was rebuilt in 1956-70.

    Add 29. Kisimul Castle to your Itinerary

  3. Address

    Upper Carloway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AG

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of Lewis

    Good shelter at the pier in most weather conditions. Part of pier dries out at low spring tides. There is local fishing and leisure use.

    Add Carloway Pier to your Itinerary

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    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

  5. Address

    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    21st Jun 1746. The Prince gets an offer of help from an unlikely source. (Hugh 'Cam' MacDonald of Armadale, commander of the Skye MacDonald Militia). First meeting with Flora MacDonald.

    Add Location K - Unisary: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Arivruaich, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LE

    Isle Of Lewis

    Antiquities in Lewis can be found at every turn.  At Arivuraich in South Lewis, a roadside monument commemorates Bonnie Prince Charlie passing through in 1745 and further on a cairn at the turn for Eisgean remembers the local men who raided the Pairc Deer Park in 1887 to make a peaceful protest about their conditions. Then once you have turned…

    Add F - Lewis to your Itinerary

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    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

  8. Address

    Boisdale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    More abundant to the west of the main road. You can access the area easily as it is unfenced although plants can be seen from the main road in fenced fields further north too.

    When to See
    Flowers in June.

    Add Lesser Butterfly Orchids-Boisdale to your Itinerary

  9. 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. The Western Isles' only ten-pin bowling alley. Soft play, football, athletics, ju jitsu, indoor climbing, body conditioning and yoga all on offer throughout the week.

    Add Sporsnis to your Itinerary

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    Leverburgh, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS5 3UB

    Isle Of Harris

    After the dog’s leg ferry ride across the Sound of Harris, where you may catch sight of seals basking  on the skerries, the route heads up the west side of South Harris with magnificent views out across sandy beaches to Taransay and the North Harris Hills. You will definitely want to linger awhile perhaps stopping off for a bite to eat at the cafe…

    Add E. Harris to your Itinerary

  11. Address

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

    Telephone

    01870 603970

    Isle of North Uist

    Awards

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

    Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating.

    Add Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre to your Itinerary

  12. Address

    Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2PN

    Isle Of Lewis

    The Italianate Clocktower remains from the original elementary and infant school built in 1873, with the tower designed by Dr Alexander Ross in 1902.

    Add 5. Nicolson Institute Clock Tower to your Itinerary

  13. Address

    Ardveenish, Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YA

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of Barra

    Water and phone are available on the quay and diesel is available in large quantities.

    Add Ardveenish Pier (Barra) to your Itinerary

  14. Address

    Castlebay, Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XD

    Telephone

    01871 810306

    Isle Of Barra

    The ferry berth is only available if there is no conflict with timetabled operations, permission should be obtained from the Pier Master. CalMac pier master controls area adjacent to pier but otherwise no Harbour Authority.

    Add Castlebay Ferry Port to your Itinerary

  15. Address

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

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of South Uist

    There are 2 blue visitor moorings on the south side of the harbour. They are available on a first come first served basis (for maximum vessel size 15 tonnes)

    Add Acarsaid Mhor (Eriskay) Visitor Moorings to your Itinerary

  16. 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

  17. Horseriding - airport beach, Balivanich, Benbecula
    Horseriding - airport beach, Balivanich, Benbecula

    Address

    East Camp, Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LA

    Telephone

    01870 602808

    Isle of Benbecula

    Awards

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

    Located on the edge of Balivanich, the principal settlement on the Isle of Benbecula.

    Add Uist Community Riding School to your Itinerary

  18. Address

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

    Isle of Harris

    Large iron-roofed 18th-century structure, it is thought to have been a store or ‘keeping house’ with two floors and three bays.

    Add 18. The Girnal to your Itinerary

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