Rich history, stunning beaches, rugged hills, fascinating wildlife… an amazing island!

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A Richly Diverse Island

Whether you love climbing hills, strolling along deserted beaches, surfing the waves, fishing the lochs, exploring history, being inspired by local artists, absorbing the local culture or just sitting still watching the world go by… the joint isles of Lewis & Harris have it all in abundance.


Places To Go & Things To See


Wildlife & the Natural Environment

There are breath-taking views around every turn with land and seascapes to inspire you. In the summer, the unique machair near the shore is carpet of wildflowers. And if you keep your eye open, and are patient and lucky, you will see white tailed & golden eagles, corncrakes, oyster catchers (in fact more than 320 species of bird have been recorded on the Outer Hebrides), otter, seals, basking sharks, minkie whales, dolphins…

Beautiful, unspoilt, empty beaches

We are spoilt in Uig, with both glorious sandy beaches and dramatic stone coves. There is the vast Uig Sands, the wild swimmer’s paradise and white sands of Reef, the roaring surf and sea stacks at Mangersta, surfers delight at Cliff beach and the many other hidden secret gems; you will be spoilt for choice. And the best bit is…hardly anyone else will be there!

Rich History

The archaeology of the islands is fascinating: Brochs and stone circles, including the Bronze Age Callanish Stones; 12th Century walrus ivory Viking chessmen; cold war spy intrigue; traditional crofting blackhouses occupied as recently as 1976…Lewis has an unrivalled wealth of history and culture to explore.

Exciting Recreation

See the islands from a different perspective: wild swim in crystal clear waters, kayak out to the islands, cycle along the coast, climb the hills, walk coastline, fish the lochs and surf the waves? There is freedom to adventure in abundance.

Arts, Crafts & Music

When you think of the Hebrides, you think of Harris Tweed and you can go to see where it is still woven in people’s sheds on traditional looms. There is a wonderful variety of local artists with small studios inspired by this amazing island. If you are into music, the Hebridean Celtic Festival in July attracts a wonderful range of artists to Lews Castle grounds.

Dark Skies & Aurora

There is almost no light pollution out here so we have really dark skies – in March there is a Dark Skies Festival – amazing blankets of stars and between September and March we regularly see the Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights.

Find Out More

Shop, Eat and Drink

There are not many places locally to eat out, especially on a Sunday, so plan ahead and book

  • The Uig Community Shop is only a short drive away and is well stocked with grocery essentials and Uig souvenirs.  There is also petrol, cash machine, launderette and post office. Uig Community Shop | Isle of Lewis

There are two supermarkets in Stornoway:

  • Tesco – Just opposite the ferry terminal.  Ferry Road Stornoway, HS1 2QY 9JD.
  • Co-op – Close to the roundabout which takes you out of Stornoway to Uig.  8 Macaulay Road, Stornoway HS1 2HU

There is a small grocery store in Tarbert:

  • A Munro, Main Street, Isle of Harris, HS3 3DG

The Visit Outer Hebrides site has a comprehensive list of shops and supermarkets throughout the islands at – Food Shops – Outer Hebrides

Practicalities

Things to think about on your adventure.

Guest Reviews


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Fabulous room with stunning views – We could not have been made more Welcome at SEAcroft. Sarah was a brilliant host and she made everyone feel very welcome. She had an immense amount of knowledge about the area and produced photos and information about anything that was asked. We never met the elusive Andrew who hid behind the mysterious door however the food he produced was fantastic. The scallop meal on the last night was just perfect.
Jane
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An absolute slice of heaven – My husband and I had a fabulous time at SEAcroft while on sabbatical. Sarah was a fabulous hostess and answered all our questions about the area, crofting, what to do, and where to go. I was so pleased they could accommodate my dairy allergy at the restaurant – thank you so much for that! We spent lots of time hiking the area for all the best views and came home with suntans – in APRIL! We were there just in time for lambing and the lambs were bouncing everywhere. We can’t wait to come back! Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven.
Tasha