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

Heaval

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

Loch Crabhadal

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

Stornoway Harbour

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

Hushinish

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

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.

Port Nis

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

Traigh Iar

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

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Bearsdaire

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

Kisimul Castle

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

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.

St Kilda

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

Traigh Eais

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

Coll Beach

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

Traigh Seilebost

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

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 Scarista

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

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.

Miabhag

Miabhag (Miavag) is a small setttlemen in North Harris of just a few houses situated on the narrow single track road from Tarbet to Hushinish.

Scolpaig

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

A few ideas....

  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

    Ardinashaig, Scalpay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS4 3XZ

    Scalpay, Isle of Harris

    Scalpay Bridge opened in 1997 and was designed by Halcrow Crouch. It replaced a bow loaded ferry as Scalpay’s link to Harris.

    Add 14. Scalpay Bridge to your Itinerary

  2. Address

    Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DJ

    Isle of Harris

    Designed by John R. Coleman Architects, it occupies a strategic position in Tarbert, visible to everyone arriving there.

    Add 13. Isle of Harris Distillery to your Itinerary

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    Haun, 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, Peter and Johnny 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…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Ceit's (Catherine's) House Eriskay to your Itinerary

  4. Address

    Amhuinnsuidh, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AS

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    01859 560 200

    Isle of Harris

    Amhuinnsuidhe Castle was built in 1865 in the Scottish Baronial style by the architect David Bryce and the 7th Earl of Dunmore. Access by prior arrangement only.

    Add 12. Amhuinnsuidhe Castle to your Itinerary

  5. 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

  6. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell

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    Lionel, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XB

    Ness, Isle of Lewis

    Located at the North of the Archipelago, this rich Machair loch and surrounding wetland is an important migration stopover for wildfowl and waders attracting regular visits from hunting bird of prey, especially during the spring and autumn migration.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Stiapabhat to your Itinerary

  7. 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

  8. 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

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    Ardivachar, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Seals are often found "bottling" just off the rocks to the south and west.

    Add Grey Seal - Ardivachar to your Itinerary

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    Berneray, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BQ

    Isle of North Uist

    These two converted blackhouses now form the Berneray hostel site of the Gatliff Trust and lie in a Conservation Area. The original croft houses probably dated from the 19th Century.

    Add 20. Gatliff Hostel to your Itinerary

  11. Address

    Coll, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0JP

    Telephone

    01851 820475

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    A working craft centre featuring a blacksmith, glass, ceramics and jewellery. Here you can browse our galleries, watch us work from our viewing area and have refreshments in our tearoom. Classes and workshops available in glass and ceramics. We have ample car parking space for cars and coaches and disabled access.

    Add Coll Pottery Craft Centre to your Itinerary

  12. Address

    Gibson Gardens, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2AG

    Isle Of Lewis

    A large (in island terms) social housing project for rent which fits an urban site where a school hostel had been located. Completed in 2012 by local architects Anderson Associates.

    Add 6. Gibson Gardens to your Itinerary

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    Milton, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Birthplace of Flora MacDonald "...a name that will be mentioned in history, and if courage and fidelity be virtues, mentioned with honour." Samuel Johnson

    Add Location S - Milton (Airigh Mhuillinn): Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Achmore, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9DU

    Isle of Lewis

    Inspired by the traditional Hebridean summer dwellings or ‘airidhs’. The larch-clad house is both colourful and sculptural with dramatic views over the Harris hills. (Private residence: not open to the public).

    Add 11. The Summer 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

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    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

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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.

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Barvas Moor Shieling to your Itinerary

  18. Address

    Nunton, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LU

    Isle Of Benbecula

    The current steading was built in the early 1700’s; originally the site was part of a Nunnery from 1300.

    Add 24. Nunton Steadings to your Itinerary

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