The Magic of Sith na Mara

If you’ve ever fantasised about escaping to a remote island, far from the hustle and hum of the modern world, then look no further than the Hebrides.

Voted one of the most exquisite holiday destinations in the world.

 

Here you will find a few ideas and information with links to places of interest and events on the Islands of Lewis and Harris.

ScalpayTarbert the main town on Harris
An Seallam - Genealogy Centre
Harris Tweed and Knitwear  Harris Tweed weaving demonstrations
Skoon Art Cafe - Original Art and great cafe
St. Clements Church, Rodel
MacLeod Stone
Coir Fhinn Chambered Cairn - Horgabost
Leverburgh
Isle of Scalpay
Eilean Glas Lighthouse Scalpay

Galleries

Willie Fulton Art Gallery
Holmasaig Studio/Gallery 
Finsbay Gallery

Beaches

Borve, Horgabost, Seilebost, Garry, Traigh Mhor, Bosta, Dalmore and Dalbeg, Uig Sands, Reef Beach, Vhaltos, Mangersta, Huisinis and the award winning Luskentyre Beach.

Festival funFestivals and Shows

Harris Mountain Festival
lsle of Harris Half Marathon
South Harris Agricultural Show

Sites of Interest and Local Information

North Harris Trust organise walks and tours Calendar of Events 
The Western Isles - multi information site with information on birds, wildlife, wild flowers and events across the Western Isles
Hebridean Connections - where you will find over 74,900 records on the people, places and stories of the Western Isles
Virtual Hebrides


Hebridean Islands accesible from Sith na Mara

The Isle of Taransay lies just off the west coast of South Harris, and was used to film the BBC programme, Castaway 2000. It can be best viewed from the roadside parking place between Horgabost and Borve. Boat trips are available during the summer months.

St.Kilda (source Wikipedia)The Isle of Scalpay The island is peppered with small lochans. The largest of these is Loch an Duin (loch of the fort) which has a tiny island in it, with the remains of the fort still visible. Eilean Glas, a tiny peninsula on Scalpay's eastern shore is home to the first lighthouse to be built in the Outer Hebrides.

Great Bernera Bernera connected to the Isle of Lewis by the famous 'Bridge over the Atlantic' and populated by a few small lobster fishing settlements. The island has a rich history that dates back to prehistoric times and there are various historical and archaeological sites worth visiting including the Iron Age Fort at Bosta.

St.Kilda  the island on the edge of the world - St. Kilda became one of Scotland's five World Heritage Sites in 1986 and is one of the few in the world to hold joint status for its natural and cultural qualities.


The Isle of
Lewis

Stornoway, the principal town of the Island of Lewis is also home to the Lewis Pipe Band. The Band parade in the town centre every Saturday evening from the end of May till the end of August, weather permitting!
StornowayLews Castle Stornoway
Ui Church - St. Columba's (ruin and ancient monument)
An Lanntair

Around Lewis

Calanais Standing Stones
Carloway Broch
Blackhouse Arnol
Gearannan Blackhouse Village
Norse Mill Shawbost
Abhainndearg Distillery
Port of Ness Harbour & Beach

 

 

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