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. Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
    © James Smith
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
    © James Smith
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie 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

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    Bornish, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Colourful fallow or crops full of Corn Marigold can be seen from the main track across the machair.

    Add Machair Flowers - Bornish to your Itinerary

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

    Isle of Harris

    Large iron-roofed 18th-century structure, it is thought to have been a store or ‘keeping house’ with two floors and three bays.

    Add 18. The Girnal to your Itinerary

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    Church Street, Stonoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2JD

    Stonoway, Isle of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    The police station is off course where Detective Fin Macleod is based on his return to the island, having left as a teenager. He is brought in to investigate the murder of Angus "Angel" Macritchie following a copycat murder he had been investigating in Edinburgh. Here he teams up with Detective Sergeant George Gunn…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Police Station to your Itinerary

  5. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell

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    Meavaig, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AW

    Isle Of Harris

    The observatory is a purpose built hide perched in the interior of the rugged North Harris hills commanding spectacular views over the territory of a pair of golden eagles.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - North Harris Eagle Observatory to your Itinerary

  6. Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell

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    Kershader, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9QA

    Isle Of Lewis

    This visitor centre, hostel and cafe have good views over the shore of loch Erisort, a sea loch regularly visited by white-tailed eagles. This is also an excellent place from which to explore the remote Pairc peninsula.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Ravenspoint 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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    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

  9. Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe
    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe
    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe
    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe
    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe
    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe

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    Cross School, North Dell, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0SN

    Telephone

    01851 810377

    Isle Of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis is situated in North Dell in the former Cross Primary School. It includes an accredited museum, a vast archive as well as genealogical records for the whole of North Lewis and a café.

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    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
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    Add Comunn Eachdraidh Nis to your Itinerary

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    Loch Bee, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Check the islands at the north-west end of the loch.

    Add White Tailed Sea Eagle-Loch Bee to your Itinerary

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    Ardroil, Uig, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9EU

    Uig, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson


    The glorious bay at Uig, south west Lewis, has many of Fin’s locations around it. Whistler lives at Ardroil as does Minto and the ancient little graveyard at Baile na Cille must be one of the most scenic in Britain.

    The Chessmen sees Fin in contact with his old friend Whistler. Whistler played in a band, whilst…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Whistler's House Ardroil to your Itinerary

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

    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.

    Add 2. The Boatman’s Tower 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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    Princes Strand, Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist

    This pink and white, striped funnel-shaped flower is found only here in the Outer Hebrides

    Add Sea Bindweed - Princes Strand to your Itinerary

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    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

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    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Isle Of South Uist

    20th June 1746. News arrives that the notorious Capt Scott has landed on Barra and is on his way to Uist. The Prince and his party cross over to the north side of the loch but further news induces more panic!

    Add Location J - Ben Kenneth: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    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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    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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