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 Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

Heaval

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

Seilebost

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

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

Ardroil Sands

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

Traigh Dhail Mhor (Dalmore)

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

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.

Tiumpan Head

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

Loch Druidibeg

Loch Druidibeag is a National Nature Reserve where colourful grassland on the coast graduually gives way to moorland and lochans.

Kisimul Castle

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

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

Loch Bee

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

Callanish Standing Stones

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

Hushinish

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

Dun Cuier

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

Traigh  Ghearadha

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

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…

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.

Traigh Scarista

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

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. St Peters Catholic Church

    Address

    Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

    Telephone

    01878 700305

    Isle of South Uist

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    Vatersay, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YW

    Vatersay

    A monument in memory of those lost in the Annie Jane maritime disaster in 1853.

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    Mingulay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Present on off-shore islands from late April - August.

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    Berneray Harbour, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Common seals are brown, tan, or grey, with distinctive V-shaped nostrils.

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    Garry Beach, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Isle of Lewis

    Low to medium growing with globular flowerheads, found on coastal grassland and agricultural land

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    Vatersay, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YW

    Vatersay

    The wreck of an RAF Catalina seaplane that tragically crashed on the hill killing three of her nine crew on a training excerise in 1944 can still be seen on the side of the hill at Heishival Beag.

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  7. Address

    Rhenigidale, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Large eagle species found mainly in coastal areas

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    Brevig, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5UN

    Isle of Barra

    This is the only standing stone of any size still erect on Barra.

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  9. The Harris Tweed® Story Room
    The Harris Tweed® Story Room
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    The Harris Tweed® Story Room
    The Harris Tweed® Story Room
    The Harris Tweed® Story Room
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    Town Hall, 2 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DB

    Telephone

    01851 702269

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

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    Sgeulachd a’ Chlò Mhòir is an introduction to the unique world of HARRIS TWEED, the people, the provenance and the sense of place that makes it so special. There are weaving demos twice weekly and private tours bookable for up to 12 people.

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    Miavag, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    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.

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    Grimsay, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5JA

    Telephone

    01870 602597

    Isle Of North Uist

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    Uist Wool runs a spinning Mill & Wool Centre that specialises in creating artisan yarns for knitting and weaving using fleece sourced from crofts and farms in the Outer Hebrides and Scottish Highlands.

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    Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Camas na Clibhe (Cliff beach) is a quartz sand beach situated on the Valtos peninsular in the Uig parish of Lewis.

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    North Loch Eynort, South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    South Uist

    The Cuckoo is heard regularly calling with its classic "Cuckoo" call around the wooded garden at the end of the road.

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    Knockintorran, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5ED

    Isle Of North Uist

    Balemore Beach and Machair is easily accessible through the village of Balemore.

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  15. Brue shore and beach

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    Brue, Barvas, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9QW

    Isle of Lewis

    A good access road and parking for a walk down to a boulder beach.

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    Marvig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Isle of Lewis

    Short, compact plant with pale yellow flowers

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    Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    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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  18. St Brides Catholic Church

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    Gerinish, Gerinish, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RP

    Telephone

    01870 610243

    Isle of South Uist

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