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

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!

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

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.

Loch Druidibeg

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

Lemreway

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

Seilebost

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

Loch Bee

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

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.

Ardroil Sands

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

Stornoway Harbour

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

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.

Tiumpan Head

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

Heaval

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

Coll Beach

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

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

Traigh Mhor

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

Bagh Steinigidh

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

Scolpaig

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

Traigh  Ghearadha

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

Traigh Iar

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

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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    Howmore, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SH

    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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    Carnan, Isle of Mingulay, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Mingulay

    Solidago vigaurea
    Colony of dwarf variety, located near the top of the tallest cliff

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    Tolsta, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    The Traigh Mhor is a mile long sandy beach at North Tolsta in the unspoilt north east part of the Isle of Lewis

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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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    Borve, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    The Great Yellow Bumblebee is a large bee with a yellow or brownish yellow body with a single black band (between the wings).

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  6. Airport beach in Balivanich, Benbecula

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    Balivanich, ISLE OF BENBECULA, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LA

    ISLE OF BENBECULA

    Just a stones throw from the airport, this magnifient beach is well worth a visit and is easily acccessed by a small road before you get to Benbecula Aiport. 

    The beach is a haven for wildlife such as ground nesting waders including the oystercatcher, lapwing, dunlin, ring plover, redshank and the snipe that return here to nest each year.…

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    Stoneybridge, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SD

    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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    St Kilda, Outer Hebrides

    St Kilda

    1901 - With four to feed the rationales winter ahead was of concern, but by use of a double-barrelled gun and some fishing tackle… the Schoolmaster was confident he could make a useful contribution to the table….

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    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

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    Hougharry, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Adults are large and bright white, except for a yellowish head and black wingtips.

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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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    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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    Baleshare, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HG

    Isle Of North Uist

    Balleshare beach is easily accessed from the village of Baleshare.

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    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    They are found throughout the loch.

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    Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

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

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    Eochdar, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    This dumpy looking finch with prominent white flashes in the wing can often be found on the machair in winter.

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    Youth Hostel, Isle of Berneray, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Berneray

    This is a large, heavy-billed diver can resemble a goose, especially in flight.

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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.

    Add Artic Tern - Loch Mor to your Itinerary

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