Temple View is a superb family run hotel highly praised for food, service and comfort, and welcoming to all.
Come to one of the most unique and distinctive of the Outer Hebridean Islands to relax and enjoy what many seasoned travellers consider to be magical in its’ atmosphere.
Explore our stunning scenery and our beautiful white sand beaches, sample the finest locally sourced produce, and relax in the ambience of our home from home watching the sunset over the sea lochs and temple from our sun lounge.
From the azure coloured sea and unspoilt machair, the abundance of wildlife, exhilarating scenery that is steeped in history, to the local iconic seafoods, this really is the most magically enchanting place to visit.
The Outer Hebrides or Western Isles, sometimes known as Innse Gall or the Long Isle/Long Island, is an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland. The islands are geographically coextensive with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, one of the 32 unitary council areas of Scotland.
Temple View is owned and managed by Stephen and Susan Young. You will find Stephen in the kitchen each day preparing and cooking locally sourced produce, with Susan working Front of House and also having a big influence on our menus and style of cooking we offer.
Where Is Temple View Hotel
Temple View is conveniently located at the Southern end of North Uist, approximately 15 minutes drive from Benbecula Airport and a similar distance from Lochmaddy, with frequent car ferry services to and from Skye. It is an ideal centre for touring North and South Uist, Benbecula and Berneray. Day trips can easily be undertaken by car/passenger ferry to Lewis, Harris, and Barra.
Balivanich, where Benbecula Airport is located, is a 15 minute drive south. Loganair flights connect Benbecula to Glasgow and Stornoway.
Lochmaddy is only a 15 minute drive north. Caledonian MacBrayne operates an all year round ferry service, connecting the Uists to the Isle of Skye and the Scottish Mainland. Quality local car hire is also available.
Things To Do In North Uist
There are numerous sandy beaches on all of these islands but only in North Uist, unique in the Western Isles, are there as many tidal islands accessible on foot at low tide, providing exciting destinations for family picnics or quiet, contemplative walks.
The Uists are renowned for their wealth of bird life and there are RSPB centres on both North and South Uist. The tree-less nature of these islands, the multitude of fresh water and sea lochs, together with the ever changing quality of light presents a challenge to the most experienced artist and photographer.
The islands are also steeped in history and there are many significant archaeological remains such as the Neolithic burial chamber at Langass, stone circles and standing stones.
Walking, cycling and windsurfing are regular pursuits of many visitors. In co-operation with North Uist Estate, fishing permits for brown trout can be arranged.
. . . . . And Relax!
After a day’s exploring, you can be sure of a warm, friendly welcome at Temple View. Kick back and unwind in our sun lounge, residents guest lounge or one of our spacious bedrooms. We offer a home from home comfortable atmosphere with attentive service. Our licence is restricted which offers the discerning clientele the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.
After dinner, the sun lounge provides an ideal retreat where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the sea lochs and the ruins of Trinity Temple.
The Finest Local Produce
The Western Isles are home to a fine array of local produce. We take advantage of local ingredients with shellfish from the Minch, the best white fish from the North Atlantic and salmon from both North and South Uist. Our local suppliers can be found on the Hebridean Food Trail. Scotland boasts some of the finest meat in the world and we source a wide range from the Highlands and Islands.
We serve our fresh, home cooked meals to both residents and non-residents in our Dining Room, Lounge Bar and Sun Lounge. Our menu represents excellent value and is complemented by a carefully chosen wine list.
- Lunch served from 12.00 to 2.00pm
- Evening meals served from 6.00 to 9.00pm
Booking is advisable for Evening Meals for both residents and non-residents, please call or email us to book a table.
Sleep In Relaxing Comfort
We have 10 spacious well appointed letting bedrooms each with their own en-suite facilities. There are 4 single, 5 double/twin rooms and 1 family room. One of our rooms has bespoke facilities for disabled guests.
All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and TV.
The rooms to the front of the hotel have extensive views of the small islands towards the large tidal island of Baleshare, and the 13th Century ruins of Trinity Temple. The rooms to the rear have views of moorland and distant hills towards the east of the island.