Archeology

History is everywhere on North Uist and ruins can be explored including a Viking fort, standing stones, wheelhouses, sheilings, blackhouses and over 100 duns (fortified settlements).

Scolpaig Tower, also known as Macleod's Folly was built in 1830 over an Iron Age dun in a beautiful spot about 10 minutes drive from the cottage. In summer the Machair is in full glory and alive with bees and butterflies. Looking up often there are raptors soaring overhead. The tower is very photogenic with waterlilies on the water of Scolpaig beside it.

The Udal peninsula is home to several archaeological sites, which were excavated between 1963-1994. They are thought to have been inhabited from the neolithic period to the 18th century. As well as being fascinating to explore, the area is also rich in wildlife and flora and fauna and enjoys fantastic views in all directions. It's a great place to spend a day exploring with a picnic.

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Archeology
 
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View from Udal peninsular
View from Udal peninsular

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View to St Kilda from Udal
View to St Kilda from Udal

This was our picnic spot at Udal on a warm day in December

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Udal views
Udal views

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View from Udal peninsular
View from Udal peninsular

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MORE ACTIVITIES
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ART & CULTURE

Visit the museums and artisans who have made North Uist their home 

WILDLIFE

Explore the wildlife of the Island. RSPB Balranald visitor centre is 5 minutes walk from the cottage

ON THE DOORSTEP

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Stunning coastal walking straight from the door. No need to drive.

SPORT

If you are feeling more energetic...

BOAT TRIPS

Explore the coast, islands and wildlife from the sea

THE NIGHT SKY

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See the Northern Lights. Experience probably the darkest skies in the UK

WALKS

Explore the coast or head to hills. Every fitness level catered for

EXCURSIONS

Day trips further afield to Harris, Lewis, Barra, Eriskay, Mingulay and St. Kilda

ST. KILDA

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Visit the remote and fascinating archipelago of St. Kilda- a UNESCO world heritage site

FOOD & DRINK

Some of the best local seafood in the UK

FISHING & GOLF

Enjoy world class fishing and golf