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Bernera

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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.

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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.

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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.

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