Bernera, officially known as Great Bernera, is a rocky island off the north west coast of Lewis, joined to the mainland by a narrow bridge.

    Bernera is dotted with lochans and fringed by a few small lobster fishing settlements. The island has a rich history that dates back to prehistoric times and there are various historical and archaeological sites worth visiting.

    Great Bernera is ideal for walking, fishing and birdwatching. If the weather's fine and you climb to the top of the hills above Bostadh, you can admire the view over the 40 or so islands in Loch Roag, and maybe even the Flannan Isles on the horizon.

    It is also ideally placed to explore the scenic and historic district of Uig, or the west-side loop of Lewis that includes the world-famous standing stones at Callanish, and the Arnol Blackhouse.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner

    Explore More

    Quick Finder

    Search for Places

    Search Accommodation

    Room / Property
    If booking self-catering accommodation please select 1 room/property for the total number of adults & children.
    Advanced Search

    Search What's On

    Start Date
    End Date

    Search things to do


    Search Food & Drink


    Recently Viewed