For those heading off to see the sites then here's a quick Hebridean Tour Guide:
Stornoway the main town and capital of the Outer Hebrides is approximatley 45 minutes drive.
Callanish Stones; - 20 minutes this starts a circular tour that can take an afternoon, or just a couple of hours, depending on what you want to do. On the circular you can see:
Dun Carloway Broch
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
Dalmor and Dalbeg Beaches, although the famous Uig beaches are only 20 minutes from the cottages.
Shawbost Norse Mill
Shawbost Folk Museum
Whalebone Arch at Bragar
Arnol Black House Museum
- Barvas the road joins the main Stornoway - Ness road so you have the choice of carrying on to Ness, or completing the circular and come back via Stornoway.
Heading into Uig:
Gisla Woodcraft - is only five minutes away and next door to the Big Big Skies Gallery
Lochcroistean Cafe is only a few minutes further away and well worth a visit - it's like a mini museum in itself!
Riof, Cliff and Valtos Beaches are within 20 mins.
Auberge for fine dining
Uig Sands where there is a community shop
Ardroil Sands boasts a wonderful tribute to the Lewis Chessmen in the shape of a statue of the King.
Abhainn Dearg Distillery