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.

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. The Salvation Army

    Address

    Bayhead, STORNOWAY, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DZ

    Telephone

    01851 703875

    Isle Of Lewis

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  2. Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland

    Address

    North Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0NH

    Isle Of Lewis

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    Griminish, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    Often encountered at the roadside during the morning and late evenings from May - July.

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  4. © Laurie Campbell

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

    Isle of Lewis

    Short, compact plant with pale yellow flowers

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    Hushinish, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

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    Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

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

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    Askernish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SY

    Isle Of South Uist

    Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach and machair.

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    Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    The long, broad wings and longish tail create a different flight silhouette than the smaller buzzard.

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  9. Address

    Clisham, 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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  10. © Laurie Campbell

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    Loch an Duin, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Bog bean (Menyanthes Triolaiata). This lovely flower, often overlooked, can be found in the stream overflow from the reservoir.

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    Bosta, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Low/medium annual flowering plant with White/Mauve flowers

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  12. Address

    Shawbost, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9BQ

    Isle Of Lewis

    Reconstructed Norse Mill

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  13. Free Church of Scotland

    Address

    Carinish, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HN

    Isle Of North Uist

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  14. St Joseph's Catholic Church

    Address

    Howbeg, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SQ

    Telephone

    01870 610243

    Isle of South Uist

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  15. Address

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

    Telephone

    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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  16. Martins Memorial Church of Scotland

    Address

    11 Francis Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2NB

    Telephone

    01851 700820

    Isle of Lewis

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    Bogach, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Drosera intermedia. - Insectivorous plant found in marshy ground

    Add Oblong-Leaved Sundew -Loch nic Ruaidhe to your Itinerary

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    Rodel, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    St Clements Church is situated in the village of Rodel, South Harris. Construction started around 1520 by Alexander MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris.

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