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

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

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

Lemreway

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

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.

Tiumpan Head

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

Port Nis

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

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Stones can be found near the village of Callanish in west Lewis just above Loch Roag.

Ard Feinis

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

Traigh Dhail Mhor (Dalmore)

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

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.

Ardroil Sands

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

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

Malacleit

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

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

Traigh Iar

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

Heaval

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

Traigh Seilebost

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

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Kisimul Castle

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

Loch Crabhadal

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

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

    Telephone

    01870 603970

    Isle of North Uist

    A former inn with detached stable/storehouse, built on the site of an old salt house.

    Add 22. Taigh Chearsabhagh to your Itinerary

  2. 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

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    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

  3. Address

    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

  4. 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

  5. Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed 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

  6. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Bogha Glas, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AD

    Isle Of Harris

    A path leads you into the North Harris hills; one of the largest areas of un-roaded land is Scotland. One of the most reliable places for locating both golden and white-tailed eagles and where the two eagle species are often seen together.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Bogha Glas to your Itinerary

  7. 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

    Address

    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

  8. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle Of Harris

    The Sound of Harris ferry runs between Berneray and Leverburgh. The route meanders round skerries and rocks and is a haven for wildlife. White-tailed eagles are a particularly common sight around these waters.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Sound of Harris Ferry to your Itinerary

  9. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XS

    Isle Of Barra

    A path leads into the interior of Barra with views over Heaval, the islands highest peak. Scan the ridges for golden eagles and white-tailed eagle and keep an eye out for melin darting across the moor

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Craigston to your Itinerary

  10. Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
    Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

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    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Can be seen over any of the hills here.

    Add Golden Eagle - Loch Eynort to your Itinerary

  11. Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © 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.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Committee Road to your Itinerary

  12. Address

    Eoropie, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XH

    Isle of Lewis

    St Moluag’s Church is a 12th century Temple, said to have been built by the son of a Scandinavian King, who had converted to Christianity. Saint Moluag was a Scottish missionary and contemporary of Saint Columba.

    Add 8. St Moluag’s Church to your Itinerary

  13. Barra: View from Beinn Bhaslain to Ardmhor
    Ferry approaching Eriskay
    Eriskay: Coilleag a'Phrionsa beach
    South Uist: causeway linking Eriskay
    South Uist: Machair flowers at South Boisdale
    South Uist: beach at Garrynamonie
    South Uist: wayfinder
    Barra: View from Beinn Bhaslain to Ardmhor
    Ferry approaching Eriskay
    Eriskay: Coilleag a'Phrionsa beach
    South Uist: causeway linking Eriskay
    South Uist: Machair flowers at South Boisdale
    South Uist: beach at Garrynamonie
    South Uist: wayfinder

    Address

    Start: Northbay, Barra, Finish: Daliburgh, South Uist

    Islands: 3 (Barra, Eriskay and South Uist)
    Causeways: 1
    Ferries: 1
    Distance: 14 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours
    Grade: Easy to Moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section B: Northbay to Daliburgh to your Itinerary

  14. 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.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Langais to your Itinerary

  15. Address

    Loch Skipport, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    13th June 1746. After a detatchment of MacLeod militia from Skye land on the island Neil and the Prince head back for South Uist. That night they sheltered at Acarsaid Fhalaich (The Hidden Anchorage) north of Uisinish.

    Add Location G - Acarsaid Fhalaich: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  16. Address

    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.

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Barvas Moor Shieling to your Itinerary

  17. 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

  18. Address

    Princes Strand, Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist

    This pink and white, striped funnel-shaped flower is found only here in the Outer Hebrides

    Add Sea Bindweed - Princes Strand to your Itinerary

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