Butt of Lewis / Isle of Lewis ***

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The Butt of Lewis is located at the far northerly point of the Isle of Lewis. It is the furthest north you can get in the Outer Hebrides, and what feels like the edge of the world. If you carry on north from here then your next stop would be the Arctic, go west and it’s Newfoundland in Canada. On a sunny day when the sea is calm, the endless views out into the ocean from its steep 60- to 80-foot-high cliffs take your breath away.

Standing proud against the fearsome storms that ravage the north coast of Lewis is the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse designed by Scottish lighthouse engineer David Stevenson in the 1860s.