Little Bernera

Long sandy beaches, outlying islands and aquamarine waters on Little Bernera To the north of the island of Great Bernera, across the water from the idyllic Bosta Beach, lies the smaller, uninhabited island of Little Bernera. Bosta Beach is six miles from our B&B and it takes around 15 minutes to get there by car

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The Bernera Riot

April 2024 The cairn commemorating the Bernera Riot is located at the junction to Tobson Exactly 150 years ago, in April 1874, an event known as the ‘Bernera Riot’ took place on the Isle of Lewis. Probably somewhat less dramatic than it sounds, the ‘riot’ involved around 150 men, accompanied by a piper, marching over

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The Great Bernera Walk

One of the most beautiful walks on Great Bernera (and featured on the Visit Outer Hebrides website) is a circular route around the northern part of the island. As the map below shows, the walk starts in Breaclete (the ‘hub’ of the island community, with museum and café) and goes in a clockwise direction to

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Dun Bharabhat

Dun Bharabhat is one of around 600 brochs in Scotland (a very impressive one not far from our B&B is Carloway Broch). The word broch, originating from the Old Norse borg and the German burg which means castle or fortress, describes a number of stone roundhouses that were constructed during the period from 300BC to

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Carloway broch

A well-known landmark just a short drive from our B&B is Carloway Broch. The word broch originates from the Old Norse borg and the German burg, meaning castle or fortress, from which cities such as Edinburgh derive their name. Also known as a Dùn or Doune, a Broch is a stone roundhouse dating from around

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The Norse Mill

This photo depicts the mill, the adjacent stream and the freshwater loch (top right) One of the sights well worth a visit on the island of Great Bernera is a Norse Mill, which has been suitably restored to give an idea of how grains would have been milled, and flour produced, by former inhabitants of

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