Hebrides Bothy is situated in the grounds of our traditional croft house, in the heart of a traditional crofting village.We are centrally located 2miles from Stornoway Airport and 5miles from Stornoway town and its facilities. We provide private, off road parking along with access to a regular bus service from the end of our driveway. Our local village shop and café, Buth an Rubha, is a ten minute walk away and can provide guest grocery needs.We are close to beaches and coastal walks.
Local beaches in Point
The island coastline is dotted with amazing beaches to explore. You can visit the main beaches or we can help you discover some hidden gems.You don’t have to go far from the Bothy to start your Hebridean beach experience…. take a ten minute walk to the small Swordale shore or carry on along the road past our local shop to find the larger Braighe beach. Alternatively, the small but perfectly formed sandy Bayble beach is a few minutes drive away from the Bothy.
Ui Church - 14th Century site
Discover the historic 14th century Ui Church next to the Braighe beach . The Church is also referred to as the Eye Church or its Gaelic equivalent, Eaglais na h-Aoidhe. St Columba’s (or Ui) Church This medieval church, which was one of the most important medieval churches in the Western Isles, now it’s in real danger of being lost to the sea. Visitors can walk around the ruins.
Callanish Standing Stones and visitor centre
The world famous Callanish Stones are one of the most complete stone circles in Europe. The stones are made of Lewisian Gneiss which is one of the oldest rocks in Britain and dates back 3000 million years. They are a must see on your trip. The visitor centre provides information and a lovely cafe. The Stones are a half hour drive from Hebrides Bothy.
The beautiful, picture perfect white beaches of Uig by spending time at the Adroil in the south of Uig Bay and Kneep, Reef and Valtos in the north of the bay, within the dramatic scenery of the Atlantic Coast. In 1831, the world famous 12th Century Lewis Chessmen were found on Adroil. The Chessmen were carved from walrus ivory and whale tooth between around 1150 and 1200. You can now view the Lewis Chessmen at the new Museum nan Eilean in Stornoway. Seatrek offer beautiful boat trips from Uig.
The Hebridean Way - Walk or Cycle routes
Steeped in History, the Hebridean Way stretches along the length of the Outer Hebrides The stunning landscapes, the geology, wildlife, heritage and scenery of the Outer Hebrides are truly awe-inspiring. The cycling route follows the National Cycle Network 780, following both main and quiet roads, whilst the walking route has a combination of purpose built sections, existing footpaths, peat tracks, and quiet roads.
Wildlife boat trips - Stornoway Seafari
Stornoway Seafari - boat tours from Stornoway harbour Outings can vary from a 30min Adrenaline blast down Loch Grimshader at a rate of only £10 per person,to a 5hr excursion to the beautiful volcanic Shiant Isles and along the stunning Lochs coastline at a rate of £95 per person.This longer excursion includes Loch Marvig, the witches pool in loch Erisort, Loch Grimshader and a stop-off in Tarbert for lunch and a tour of the famous Isle of Harris Distillery
Peter May - The Lewis Trilogy tour
Want to see where The Blackhouse is set? Explore the real islands from the Lewis Trilogy books? If you are a fan of the books of Peter May, you may be interested in visiting locations that inspired the books in the Lewis Trilogy, and the places which feature in the companion photobook Hebrides. From Ness to Uig, the locations are in easy driving distance to Hebrides Bothy!
Bike hire - bikes can be delivered to the Bothy
Bespoke Bicycle Repairs - Bike hire, can arrange for bikes to be dropped to Hebrides Bothy for your stay. Bespoke offer adult and child bike hire and a cycle shop. The shop also has a great wee cafe and nearby bike trails for all ages in the woodland area of the Lews Castle grounds.
Local shop and ATM - Buth an Rubha
Great wee local grocery shop with ATM, open until 8pm.