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Uig Travel guide
Uig : Michelin's recommendations
Uig is a settlement tucked away in a bay on the western side of Lewis and Harris. After a storm in 1831, the Lewis Chessmen - 80 chess pieces carved from walrus ivory, of Norse origin and dating from the mid-12C - were found in a sandbank. The demonic expressions of the kings, queens, knights and bishops were said to have terrified the finder. They are on display in the British Museum in London.
5 Carnish GB - Uig HS2 9EX
Modern, timber-clad building with decking all around, set in an idyllic position above the sweeping sands of Uig Bay. Lewis produce features in satisfying, classically based dishes with a twist; daily specials are usually seafood-based. Spacious, min..