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 Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

Sound of Taransay

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

Tiumpan Head

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

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

Dun Cuier

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

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.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Hushinish

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

Coll Beach

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

Luskentyre

The beach at Luskentyre is the largest and most spectacular of all the Harris beaches.

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

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 Eais

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

Loch Crabhadal

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

Traigh Iar

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

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Stornoway Harbour

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

Ardroil Sands

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

Malacleit

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

Heaval

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

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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

    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

  2. Holmasaig Gallery
    Holmasaig Gallery

    Address

    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

  3. 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

  4. Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    © James Smith
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Long - eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    © James Smith
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Long - eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Stilligarry, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RS

    Isle Of South Uist

    This location is on the shore of a large fresh water loch surrounded by moorland with views south over Beinn Mhor, the highest peak in the Uists. Both species of eagle, hen harrier, merlin and short-eared owl are regularly seen here.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Druidibeg to your Itinerary

  5. Address

    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

  6. 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

  7. Address

    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…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Johnny's House to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LA

    Isle of Benbecula

    An iconic structure built in the early 1970s to service the RAF station in Balivanich.

    Add 23. Benbecula Water Tower to your Itinerary

  9. Address

    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

  10. Isle of Harris Distillery
    East loch Tarbert
    The Whisky Stills
    Spirit Hall
    Spirit Hall
    The Hearach - Tarbert Warehouse
    The Hearach - Ardhasaig Warehouse
    Casks in Ardhasaig
    Gin Still Dottach
    Gin Still at work
    Isle of Harris Distillery
    East loch Tarbert
    The Whisky Stills
    Spirit Hall
    Spirit Hall
    The Hearach - Tarbert Warehouse
    The Hearach - Ardhasaig Warehouse
    Casks in Ardhasaig
    Gin Still Dottach
    Gin Still at work

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01859 502212

    Isle of Harris

    Awards

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

    The first distillery in Harris has opened it's doors. The Harris Distillery is a working distillery that welcomes guests. Join us on a tour of the distillery, sit by the peat fire or enjoy the flavours of the Island in the canteen.

    Add Isle of Harris Distillery to your Itinerary

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    Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AA

    Isle of Lewis

    A broch is an iron-aged drystone hollow-walled structure found only in Scotland. Dun Carloway, was likely built in 1st Century AD.

    Add 10. Dun Carloway to your Itinerary

  12. Address

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

    Telephone

    01878 700 154

    Isle Of South Uist

    Awards

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

    A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

    Add Ceolas to your Itinerary

  13. Address

    Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DS

    Isle Of Lewis

    An Lanntair’s award winning building, designed by Nicoll Russell Studios, is inspired by its name, which means “the beacon” in Gaelic.

    Add 3.  An Lanntair to your Itinerary

  14. 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

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    Address

    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

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    Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2PN

    Isle Of Lewis

    The Italianate Clocktower remains from the original elementary and infant school built in 1873, with the tower designed by Dr Alexander Ross in 1902.

    Add 5. Nicolson Institute Clock Tower to your Itinerary

  17. Address

    South Ford, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    23rd June 1746. Neil is arrested by the militia at the South Ford. He finds that Flora has been arrested the previous night .

    Add Location M - South Ford: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  18. Address

    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…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Scarista Graveyard to your Itinerary

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