Discover the best top things to do in Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom including Luskentyre, Eriskay Beach, Surf Lewis, Uig Sands, The Hebridean Design Company, Callanish Standing Stones, Golden Road, Isle of Harris Distillery, Lews Castle.
5.0 based on 1,055 reviews
This is as close to heaven as you could get, it took my breath away so calming and peaceful.The white sand and crystal clear sea that just go on for miles and miles with the Harris hills as a backdrop it truely is a magical place
5.0 based on 84 reviews
If you are on the outer Hebrides this is a must visit. The drive over to Eriskay from Uist is amazing in itself. The beach is close to the road so very easy access. As soon as you see the beach you will see a massive white sand beach with stunning clear waters. We took wetsuits and went for a swim then had lunch after the water is refreshing and if it’s sunny it’s like the carribean.
5.0 based on 59 reviews
SurfLewis & Harris offer Surfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding Open Water Swimming and Snorkelling lessons throughout the Isles of Lewis and Harris.
5.0 based on 279 reviews
The whole area around the extensive Uig Sands is a must visit on any trip to Lewis.An hour or so from Stornoway but definitely Lewis's most beautiful area (along with Mangersta and Reef.) In fact this must be one of the most impressive areas in the whole of the Outer Isles. We were lucky in that the sun shone and we walked from the car park, for 20 mins to a particularly deserted part of the Uig sands (you could walk for miles all round the little bays and headlands) and had a picnic. Paradise. Beautiful pink/orange rock of the type I've seen on Iona were a gorgeous backdrop to the turquoise seas and white sands. There is a free (donation) area behind the main part of the beach, set back from the dunes, where wild camping is allowed supported by public toilets/showers. A replica large Lewis Chessman is passed while heading to the parking. Luskentyre is still to me the most beautiful area of all (and in any weather given the colours and rock/moorland there) but Uig is stunning also.
5.0 based on 27 reviews
Designed and Created on Harris - Handmade Glass Embroidered Art, Souvenirs and Personalised Gifts - all created in Harris and inspired by the landscape. Art Gallery includes works by local artists. Teas and coffees also served. Restroom with baby changing facilities. Disabled parking and access.
Love this gallery. Full of beautiful imaginative handmade glass and embroidery items made by Doug and Kate on Harris. I have quite a few items now, they are so colourful and really well made. The gallery is in a beautiful setting and the views are breathtaking x They also have lovely face book and instagram pages where Kate posts pics and videos of their beautiful island. A lovely couple with a fabulous little business, acheived through hard work and dedication. Fabulous customer service and lovely hot chocolate ❤❤❤❤❤
4.5 based on 1,608 reviews
This ancient monument is one of the most significant archaeological spots in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.
The time to visit this if it were possible would be alone in the evening with you and the stones for company. Set in beautiful scenery and quite extraordinary it is well worth a visit when you are in this part of Scotland. Don't go to Scotland and not visit here. Great gift shop but the cafe was packed and very long queues because of its popularity so would suggest an "out of season" or out of school holidays if you don't want to be squeezed out by the other tourists visiting here.
4.5 based on 199 reviews
We took this route by accident (!) but it was one of the highlights of our stay on Harris - absolutely breathtaking views, almost otherworldly in places. Be prepared to take it slow - there are lots of blind corners and more than a few stubborn sheep too!
4.5 based on 512 reviews
The Isle of Harris Distillery is The Social Distillery, offering a warm welcome to all in the heart of Harris. We are open six days a week with regular tours, a public canteen offering fresh local produce and a shop full of local products as well as our own Isle of Harris Gin.
If you are anywhere near, do go. It is a lovely distillery.I did not arrive in time to join a tour but I did enjoy looking around and shopping
4.0 based on 707 reviews
Overlooking Stornoway harbour, the impressive gothic-revival style castle was built in the mid 1800’s by Sir James Matheson. Since then this beautiful building has also served as a hospital during WW2, a college, a school and now as an iconic wedding venue and luxurious holiday destination with Together Travel. Serving delicious hand-prepared dishes as well as local delicacies, our Storehouse cafe is the perfect place to take a moment after your exploration of the Lews Castle grounds. Enjoy a frothy coffee or two from the comfort of our unique eatery, before tucking into our tasty specials of the day. Pick up the perfect souvenir from your visit to our retail outlet 'The Outfitters', during your time at Lews Castle. From gorgeous gifts to luxury clothing and foodie treats, we've got you covered. Outfitters Store: 10am-4pm
Loved the staff. Very helpful at every turn, polite and friendly. Manager was exceptional from the first meeting till the last nights dinner. Cafe and food service excelent. Fantastic spacious rooms and the incredible facilities in the kitchen and living areas.Loved the linens and the Harris tweed cushions (where did you get them)
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