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 Seilebost

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

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

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…

St Kilda

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

Bagh Steinigidh

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

Traigh  Ghearadha

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

Seilebost

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

Kisimul Castle

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

Bearsdaire

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

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.

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

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Traigh Scarista

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

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

Coll Beach

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

Ard Feinis

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

Traigh Eais

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

Malacleit

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

Lemreway

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

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

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach) is a very long, sweeping, white sand beach in Uig

Traigh Mhor

This beautiful beach is the spectacular site of Barra’s amazing airport – but only at low tide!

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. Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
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    Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
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    Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LY

    Isle Of Benbecula

    A path runs across Benbecula, through an area of low lying moorland and lochs. This is an excellent area for hen harrier, short-eared owl and merlin during the breeding season.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Rueval to your Itinerary

  2. Address

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

    Isle of Harris

    St. Clement’s earliest sections date to the 15th Century and it is the finest pre-reformation church in the Hebrides. Inside is one of the most ambitious and richly-carved tombs of the time for the Macleod clan chief.

    Add 19. St Clements Church to your Itinerary

  3. 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

  4. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    This ferry route runs from Eriskay to the north end of Barra. White-tailed eagles, golden eagles and peregrines are often seen from the ferry as it passes numerous islands and skerries close to Barra.

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

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    Locheport, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5EU

    Telephone

    01876 580372

    Isle Of North Uist

    Awards

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

    Every piece of hand-crafted Shoreline Stoneware Pottery captures texture from natural materials and found objects. The gallery hosts a wide selection of work by local artist with original works across different media.

    Add Shoreline Stoneware to your Itinerary

  6. Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory
    Ardvourlie Woodland
    View from the observatory
    Pete's Shed
    Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory
    Ardvourlie Woodland
    View from the observatory
    Pete's Shed

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    Ardvourlie, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AB

    Telephone

    01859 502222

    Isle of Harris

    Awards

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

    The breath-taking views over Loch Seaforth and the chance to see native trees in an otherwise rugged and tree-less landscape make this well worth a visit. The Observatory sits near the top of the circular track through the 100ha community woodland in the often-overlooked northern part of the estate.

    Add Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory to your Itinerary

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    Borve, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HT

    Isle of Harris

    Inspired by Scottish coastal Iron Age buildings. Designed by Stuart Bagshaw (Private residence, please view from the road)

    Add 16. The Broch House to your Itinerary

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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.

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

  9. Address

    Pairc Niseaboist, Horgabost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AE

    Telephone

    01859 503900

    Isle of Harris

    Translated from Gaelic, Talla na Mara means the Centre by the sea. Overlooking Niseabost beach, the Centre boasts one of the most photographed locations in the Outer Hebrides.

    Add 15. Talla na Mara to your Itinerary

  10. Holmasaig Gallery
    Holmasaig Gallery

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    Quidinish, Finsbay, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3JQ

    Telephone

    01859 530401

    Isle Of Harris

    Awards

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

    Isle of Harris watercolour artist Margarita Williams of Holmasaig Studio Gallery, lives in the village where she was born, situated in spectacular scenery of the Bays Road on the rocky South East of Harris.

    Add Holmasaig Studio Gallery to your Itinerary

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    Wiay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    6th June 1746. Fearing the Prince's discovery by his enemies after being a few weeks in Glen Corodale, Neil takes the Prince to the small island of Wiay, off Benbecula.

    Add Location F - Wiay: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Sollas, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BX

    Sollas, Isle Of North Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    Sollas beach is featured in The Chessmen as the location of a drug smuggling tryst resulting in a murder. A light aircraft is found in among the hills in Uig at the start of the book. The story eventually leads to Sollas beach, which is known for its beach fly in, and was where the aircraft had come from on its final…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Sollas Beach to your Itinerary

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    Garenin, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AL

    Isle of Lewis

    Blackhouses were common dwellings in the Hebrides. This was the last group to be occupied, being vacated in 1974.

    Add 9. Gearrannan Blackhouse Village to your Itinerary

  14. Address

    Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Built in 1847-51 in the Neo-Gothic style popular in the Victorian era by Sir James Matheson and substantially altered by Lord Leverhulme. After being used as a school, it re-opened in 2016.

    Add 1. Lews Castle and Museum to your Itinerary

  15. © Laurie Campbell

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    Kilpheder Beach, Kilpheder, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Common Seals can be found along the rocky areas inshore at low tide.

    Add Common Seal - Kilpheder to your Itinerary

  16. Address

    Wiay, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    24th June 1746. Neil realises that they are on a small island instead of being on the Benbecula mainland as they expected. The Prince throws a tantrum!

    Add Location O - Near Wiay: Bonne Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Rubha Ardvule, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    You can usually find seals hauled out on the rocky promonatry looking south-west from the car park at the base of Ardvule.

    Add Common Seal - Rubha Ardvule to your Itinerary

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    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

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