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

Stornoway Harbour

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

Sound of Taransay

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

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

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"

Port Nis

Port Nis (Port of Ness) is in the parish of Ness, the most northerly parish in Lewis.

Hushinish

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Heaval

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

Traigh Dhail Mhor (Dalmore)

Dail Mhor (Dalmore) is a long sandy beach with sea stacks, on the Atlantic Coast of the Isle of Lewis

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.

Traigh Iar

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

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.

Dun Cuier

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

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  Ghearadha

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

Bearsdaire

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

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

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

Ard Feinis

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

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

Lemreway

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

Bagh Steinigidh

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

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.

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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. Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
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    Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DS

    Isle Of North Uist

    Surrounded by rolling moorland and young plantations this is a hotspot for hen harriers and short-eared owls. The roadside car park is an excellent vantage point from which to watch.

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    Polochar, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TU

    South Uist

    Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in the Sound of Barra.

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    25 Valasay, Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Telephone

    01851 612288

    Isle of Lewis

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    • 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.

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    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle Of South Uist

    6th September 1746 . Two French ships anchor in Lochboisdale. Two hundred troops come ashore and march to Kilbride House!

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  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

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  6. 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.

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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.

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    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.

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    Barvas Moor, Barvas, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0QY

    Barvas, Isle Of Lewis

    In The Blackhouse, this sheiling on the Barvas moor, marks place where Fin's parents' car left the road as they drove home from a dance in Stornoway. The car crash was fatal and as a result the young Fin went to stay with his aunt.

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    Skigersta, Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0TH

    Ness, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    Skigersta harbour is where Peter May imagined to be "Crobost" harbour.  In The Blackhouse having spent many years as a detective in Edinburgh, he returns to Lewis to investigate the murder of an old school friend's brother Angus "Angel"  Macritchie. He revists his old haunts in Ness, where he was brought up - the…

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  11. 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

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    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

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    Dunard, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XD

    Telephone

    01871 810443

    Isle of Barra

    Awards

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

    Unique adventures in stunning locations on the Isle of Barra. Our professional guides and instructors offer surf lessons, snorkelling close encounters with seals, beautiful sea kayak tours, and the ultimate adventure, coasteering,

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    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Most often seen over the hills to the east at the mouth of Loch Eynort.

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    68 Kirkibost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LX

    Telephone

    01851 612324

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Personal guided tours of Lewis & Harris For the single traveller, couple, family or group of friends max 6 people.Tours are conducted by a resident archaeologist/guide in a Land Rover Defender 110 available 7 days week all year round.

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    Scarista, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HX

    Scarista, Isle Of Harris


    Photograph © David Wilson

    The book The Lewis Man starts with the body of a perfectly preserved body of a young man being recovered from a peatbog at Shader, near Ness. At first it is thought to be a "bog body" until the pathologist conducting the autopsy finds an Elvis Presley Tattoo on his forearm. What had appeared to be a historical find…

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  16. Group of tour guides in the Outer Hebrides
    Group of Outer Hebrides Guides with a Berserker a large replica of one of the Lewis Chessmen
    Group at St Moluag Church , Ness Isle off Lewis
    Group of Hebridean Tour Guides on Assessment Day
    Group of tour guides in the Outer Hebrides
    Group of Outer Hebrides Guides with a Berserker a large replica of one of the Lewis Chessmen
    Group at St Moluag Church , Ness Isle off Lewis
    Group of Hebridean Tour Guides on Assessment Day

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    c/o Failte Centre, Bayhead, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DU

    Telephone

    01851 880303

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Engage professional Tour Guides to enhance your visit to a Gaelic landscape and culture. Western Isles Tour Guide Association has a 21-year record of successful tours, in 9 languages, with U.K. & international visitors to the Outer Hebrides.

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  17.  © 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.

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    Bun a'Mhuilinn, Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JH

    Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Johnny, Peter and a young girl, Ceit are brought to South Uist.  They were referred to as "homers" as they had been in an orphanage and the Catholic Church had shipped them to South Uist and boarded them out with a families in Eriskay. This house in Eriskay is where…

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