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

Bagh Mor

The Island of Grimsay is made up of tidal sands, sea lochs, small islands and islets, and is situated between Benbecula and North Uist.

Traigh Scarista

Facing out into the Atlantic Traigh Scarasta has dramatic views over the Sound of Taransay from its white sand beach.

Traigh Eais

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

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Lemreway

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

Coll Beach

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

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"

Tiumpan Head

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

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

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 Iar

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

Miabhag

Miabhag (Miavag) is a small setttlemen in North Harris of just a few houses situated on the narrow single track road from Tarbet to Hushinish.

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.

Loch Bee

Loch Bee is a very large brackish loch which stretches from the west side of South Uist to the east side

Beinn Ghainche

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

Traigh Seilebost

Traigh Seilebost is a beautiful sandy beach on the south side of Traigh Luskentyre.

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

St Kilda

St Kilda, a world double heritage site, is situated some 45 miles west of Grimnish Point on North Uist

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

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  Ghearadha

Triaigh Ghearadha is a beautiful sandy beach at the end of the B895 road in the unspoilt north east part of Lewis.

Kisimul Castle

Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky islet just off the coast of Barra at Castlebay

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Stones can be found near the village of Callanish in west Lewis just above Loch Roag.

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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

    22a Crossbost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NP

    Telephone

    07833 335186

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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    The Weaving Shed; an independent studio shop and Harris Tweed weaving shed. Stocking Harris Tweed fabric, clothing, bags and accessories, plus original artwork and jewellery crafted from seashore finds.

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    Houghgarry, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Telephone

    01876 560287

    Isle of North Uist

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

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    Ardivachar, Isle of South Uist, Outer hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    This elusive, grey and brown bird is slightly smaller than a moorhen and found around thick cover.

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    Kildonan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    An excellent area for sightings of this species.

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    Langass, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    The red deer is the fourth largest deer species behind moose, elk (wapiti), and sambar deer

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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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    Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

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

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    Loch Bee, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    The rough grassland just south of the Loch Carnan tunring is a good area for owls.

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  9. St Peters Catholic Church

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

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    01878 700305

    Isle of South Uist

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    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    At least 4 pairs use the loch to feed.

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    Berneray Harbour, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    A large seal with a forehead and less spots than the Harbour Seal. Males can be up to 3.3 metres in length and females around 2 metres.

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    Glen Miavaig, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Sundews are a group of low growing carnivorous plants that grow in nutrient poor soils.

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    Berneray Harbour, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Common seals are brown, tan, or grey, with distinctive V-shaped nostrils.

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  14. St Joseph's Catholic Church

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

    Telephone

    01870 610243

    Isle of South Uist

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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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  16. 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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  17. St Mary's Catholic Church

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

    Telephone

    01870 610243

    Isle of South Uist

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    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XP

    Telephone

    01851 621234

    Isle of Lewis

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    The multi-award winning Hebridean Celtic Festival (HebCelt) has been a key feature in the cultural landscape of the Outer Hebrides since 1996. This internationally renowned event has a unique setting in the Scottish Hebridean island of Lewis, the heartland of the Gaelic language and culture.

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    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
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