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Your Visit

If you plan to visit the Outer Hebrides, Eilean Glas Lighthouse is a 'must' on your itinerary. Its setting is spectacular, with views up the east coast of Lewis and to the Shiant Islands on the horizon; east to the northerly tip of Skye, and south down the length of South Harris, North and South Uist, and Barra in the far distance. On the south-east horizon are the Cuillins of Skye, and on a clear day you can see the mountains of the mainland as far as Assynt.

Closer to hand are the grassy stone-walled enclosures bearing witness to the self-sufficiency of the lightkeepers during the 200 years in which they lived and subsisted here.

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Guide book

A guide book is available at the lighthouse, during opening hours. Its 48 pages describe the story of Eilean Glas, and the historic role it has played both locally and nationally. Please get in touch if you would like to order the guide book, and we will post it to you.

Tea & Coffee

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and a range of snacks are available to buy on-site. There are outside picnic tables, and some basic seating inside for when the weather is bad. Postcards and local crafts are also available. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the buildings.

Opening hours

April 1st - September 31st

11am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

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