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.

Traigh Iar

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

Tiumpan Head

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

Malacleit

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

Ardroil Sands

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

Hushinish

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

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…

Bagh Steinigidh

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

Seilebost

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

Traigh Eais

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

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

Traigh Mhor

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

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Heaval

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

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"

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.

Vatersay Bay

Vatersay is the southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides. It is now linked to Barra by a causeway which was completed in 1991

Loch Druidibeg

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

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

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

Dun Cuier

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

Stornoway Harbour

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

Scolpaig

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

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.

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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    Vatersay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    The basking SHark (Cetorhinus Maximus) is one of the largest fish seen in the waters around the Outer Hebrides. .

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    Berneray, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

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

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    Loch Bee, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Can be found anywhere in the loch.

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    Kildonan, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RZ

    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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    Cuidhsiadar, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XA

    Isle of Lewis

    A small group of well-used and maintained shielings with a track along a ravine to a small beach.

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    Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

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

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  7. Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland

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    Leverburgh, Leverburgh, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3UA

    Isle of Harris

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  8. Free Church of Scotland (Continnuing)

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

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    01876 510305

    Isle Of North Uist

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    Balranald township, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Much slimmer and smaller than the corn bunting this bird is often breeds in reed beds.

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    Boisdale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TF

    Isle of South Uist

    A good area to see this species during the spring and summer.

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

    Isle of Lewis

    Tall, slim stems with pale blue flowers

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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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    Shiants, Outer Hebrides

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

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    Cleit, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    A great beach for all the family or a quiet walk. At low tide there are caves to explore at the far end.

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  15. © Laurie Campbell

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    Hougharry, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DL

    Isle Of North Uist

    Corn Bunting is our largest bunting. Dull streaked brown, with paler underparts, a jangley song and is most usually seen perched on a wire or post.

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    Seilebost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    The corncrake is a rare but characteristic Machair species, a similar shape, size and colour to a chicken.

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  17. Seol an Iolaire installation, Stornoway

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    STORNOWAY, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DU

    Isle of Lewis

    While the sea brought has wealth and power to the Outer Hebrides over the centuries, it has also brought tragedy.

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    Bornish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SA

    Isle Of South Uist

    South Uist War Memorial

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