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

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Callanish Standing Stones

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

Sound of Taransay

The Sound of Taransay lies between the main west coast of Harris and the beautiful island of Taransay.

Kisimul Castle

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

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.

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 Dhail Mhor (Dalmore)

Dail Mhor (Dalmore) is a long sandy beach with sea stacks, on the Atlantic Coast of the Isle of Lewis

Bagh Steinigidh

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

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 Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

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 Scarista

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

Ard Feinis

Ard Feinis is a rocky promontory just south of Mangurstadh in the south west of Lewis.

Traigh Mhor

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

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 na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

Loch Druidibeg

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

Heaval

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

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

Hushinish

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

St Kilda

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

Traigh  Ghearadha

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

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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    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.

    Add Merlin-Rubha Ardvule to your Itinerary

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    Howmore, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    This rather fat looking, sparrow-like bird and occurs on the machair, either side of the Howmore River mouth.

    Add Corn Bunting - Howmore River Mouth to your Itinerary

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    Loch Carabhat, North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    North Uist

    This stunning diver species breeds on large moorland lochs in the summer and winters in coastal waters.

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    Lewis Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2JF

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    01851 705933

    Isle of Lewis

    Successor to St Lennan's Church Stornoway and St Columba's Uidh, the church of 1794 by John Lobban, master mason, was repaired in 1831 and extended in 1885 when stone Y-tracery and leaded glass was added to the windows, and the transept and porch added. Internally, the 1794 roof survives. Caen stone and marble font gifted by Lady Matheson of the…

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    Geocrab, Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Harris

    A semi- aquatic plant with large white flower heads.

    Add Bog Bean - Geocrab to your Itinerary

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    Kershader, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Large semi-aquatic animal. Very sleek profile in water.

    Add European Otter - Loch Erisort to your Itinerary

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    Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

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

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    Francis Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2NF

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    01851 703 658

    Isle of Lewis

    St Peter's Church was built in 1837-8 and dedicated in 1839; it was consecrated in 1898. The chancel was added in 1954 by George Macnab. It is a simple harled rectangular church with a pinnacled tower at the west end.

    The oak pulpit with statues of saints came from King's College, London. The stone bowl used as a font was brought from the Flannan…

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    Barra, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

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

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    Dalmore, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Dail Mhor (Dalmore) is a long sandy beach with sea stacks, on the Atlantic Coast of the Isle of Lewis

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  11. Long Tailed Duck - Culla Bay

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    Nunton, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LU

    Isle Of Benbecula

    The long-tailed duck is a small, neat sea duck. They have small round heads and steep foreheads.

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    Shiants, Outer Hebrides

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

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    Glen Langadail, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    The red deer is Scotlands largest land mammal.

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

    Isle of Lewis

    Medium, slim plant with pale to deep purple spike of flowers.

    Add Early Purple Orchid-Gearranan to your Itinerary

  15. Slavonian Grebe-Sound of Taransay

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    Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Small diving waterbird

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  16. Point Free Church

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    Bayble, Point, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0PX

    Isle Of Lewis

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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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    Loch Skipport, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Occasionally seen at close range from the old pier at the end of the road.

    Add Red Throated Diver - Loch Skipport to your Itinerary

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