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The Butt of Lewis is the most northerly point of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The headland, which lies in the North Atlantic, is frequently battered by heavy swells and storms and is marked by the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. The nearest populated area is the village of Eoropie, about 1 mile to the south.
Uig Beach is best known as the site where the remarkable Lewis Chessmen – elaborately carved chess pieces made from walrus ivory and whales’ teeth in the Middle Ages in Norway – were found in the dunes in 1831. They are now exhibited at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and the British Museum in London.
Dalbeg Beach is found on the north of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
A walking route along much of the coast in this part of the Isle of Lewis takes you to Dalbeg Beach.
Facing north west into the Atlantic Ocean, this sandy secluded bay boasts remarkable cliffs, a natural stone arch and wildlife to spot including geese and golden eagles.
Dalmore, Isle of Lewis.
The beach faces out to the north west and large Atlantic rollers often crash onto the beach here. The bay is a favourite place for surfers.
Evening time from April through to September provides good lighting of the bay and cliffs.
There are a couple of sea stacs at the north east end of the bay that are good for photography
Callanish, Isle of Lewis
The Callanish Stones are an arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern with a central stone circle. They were erected in the late Neolithic era, and were a focus for ritual activity during the Bronze Age.
Isle of Harris
This wild and beautiful beach is backed by great dunes. A prominent feature on the hill behind is Clach Mhic Leoid, a prehistoric standing stone. Well worth the walk there are splendid views from here over the beaches of Horgabost and Luskentyre. To the west on a clear day you can see St Kilda.
Mangersta, Isle of Lewis
The beach is open to the Atlantic and receives the full ocean swell. Hugh rollers crash onto the beach here on most days of the year.
Traigh Mhangurstadh is best reached by taking the road into the vilage, turning left about a mile into the village and parking at the road end. A gate leads onto the machair and down to the beach.
There are cliffs and a small promontory on the south side of the beach giving a good vantage point for photographs and also a small area of dunes at the back of the beach.
Isle of Harris
Garry Beach, Isle of Lewis
Golden sand and blue waters, Garry beach is located in the village of Tolsta in the north of Lewis.
Sea stacks of Lewisian Gneiss.Near to Garry Beach is the famous ‘Bridge to Nowhere’, built in 1920 as part of a road from Tolsta to Ness which was never completed.
Isle of Lewis
Dumfries and Galloway
Caerlaverock Castle is a moated triangular castle first built in the 13th century. It is located on the southern coast of Scotland, 11 kilometres south of Dumfries, on the edge of the Caerlaverock National Nature
Garry, Isle of Lewis