Things to do

What to do and see

Lewis and Harris are home to one of the best prehistoric sites in Scotland, and fabulous beaches (Luskentyre rated #5 in the world). Add that to the abundant wildlife that you would expect in Scotland such as eagles, deer, otters, whales, dolphins etc and you have one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in the world.

If its the Arts and music that takes your fancy, then the An Lanntair Arts centre is the hub for the island with regular exhibitions, an excellent cinema/theatre and cafe to leisurely pass the time. In July the HebCelt festival showcases the best and upcoming artists of Celtic music as well as various world music artists.

The following links provide some information and guides as to what to see and do on the Outer Hebrides, but we find the best way is just to get out there and explore, there’s always something of interest to be found.

Visit Outer Hebrides have a series of PDF leaflets for download offering information on where to eat, attractions, trails, walking and cycling routes

You can download these from:

The main site also provide up to date information on a whole host of activities and visitor info to the Western Isles.
OHT have produced a friendly guide offering advise for responsible tourism, which offers advise during the Covid-19 period. It is available for download by clicking here

Boat trips around Lewis/Harris

Day trips, Short trips, charter and boat hire from Stornoway
Tel: 0800 246 5609

Day trips, Short trips, charter from Stornoway
Tel: 07871 463755 / 07789 971070
Day trips, Short trips, St Kilda from Leverburgh, Isle of Harris
Tel: 01859 502007 / 07760 216555

Pony trekking:

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Leigh Minion.
41 North Tolsta
Isle of Lewis
Tel: 01851 890453


Stornoway Angling Association:
Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust

Theatre, Cinema, Art and Concerts:

An Lanntair
Kenneth Street
Isle of Lewis
Phone: 01851 708480