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

Luskentyre

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

Traigh Mhor

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

Traigh Eais

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

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie beach) is a beautiful sandy beach in the north of Lewis, near the Butt of Lewis

Scolpaig

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

Hushinish

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

Coileag a' Prionnnsa

Bonnie Prince Charlie first stepped foot on Scottish soil on this beach on 23rd July 1745, from the french ship "Du Teillay"

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!

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Beinn Ghainche

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

Lemreway

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

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.

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Bagh Steinigidh

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

Tiumpan Head

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

Ardroil Sands

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

Loch Druidibeg

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

Traigh Iar

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

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

Heaval

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

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.

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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    Scalpay, Isle Of Scalpay, Outer Hebrides, HS4 3XU

    Isle Of Scalpay

    The Old Manse, now Two Harbours Guest House, is built on the site of the house Prince charlie sheltered in after the battle of Culloden in 1746.

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    Loch Langavat, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Large diving water bird with red neck in summer plumage

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

    Isle of Lewis

    Loch Stiapabhat bird reserve and hide to watch golden plover, Lapwing, whooper swans, geese and many rare migrants. The hide is open all year.

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    Rhenigidale, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Large eagle species found mainly in coastal areas

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    Finsbay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    The Common Seal is the smaller of our two seal species and is often seen hauled up on rocky skerries at low tide.

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  6. Lews Castle Stoprnoway

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

    Isle of Lewis

    Built in 1847, by Sir James Matheson, following his purchase of the Isle of Lewis.

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    Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DR

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    01851 702279

    Isle of Lewis

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    Howmore, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    This rather fat looking, sparrow-like bird and occurs on the machair, either side of the Howmore River mouth.

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    Coll, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0LP

    Isle Of Lewis

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

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  10. Lochmaddy Church of Scotland

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

    Telephone

    01876 500414

    Isle Of North Uist

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    Rubha Ardvule, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    This is our smallest bird of prey with males appearing a dashing, steel blue compared with the slightly larger, rusty-brown females and young.

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    Tigharry, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DE

    Isle Of North Uist

    St Kilda archipelago can be viewed from the west coast of North Uist. The viewpoint is at Clettreval Hill close to Hosta.

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    Barvas, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Isle of Lewis

    Low to medium growing with globular flowerheads. Found on coastal grassland and agricultural land

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    Loch Mor, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    This sleek, elegant bird with a silvery body, slender wings and elongated tail streamers can be found in the islands from late April - October.

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    Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Large Diving water bird present on the Harris coastline throughout the winter

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    Toddun, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    The mountain hare is about twice the size of a rabbit with much longer hind legs and a white winter coat.

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    Committee Road, Malacleit, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Medium sized, sandy brown, day flying owl.

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    Lews Castle Grounds, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

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    01851 822746

    Isle Of Lewis

    Awards

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

    The Museum and Archive has recently opened at Lews Castle, Stornoway. Exhibitions will give an overview of the islands’ heritage and the Lewis Chessmen are back to delight.

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