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MV-Isle of Lewis

Travel Information

Stornoway to Calanais Visitor Centre is approximately 30 minutes, from Tarbert in Harris, approximately 40 miles and around an hours drive.


Lewis Chessmen

Isle of Lewis

Famous for the Lewis Chessmen, the Celtic Festival and not forgetting the Callanish Stones.

What will you to discover?




Isle of Harris

Stunning beaches with white sands and clear crystal water set amongst some of the most spectacular scenery and famed worldwide for it's Harris Tweed.


Local Links

Local Links

Links to local businesses, places to visit, museums and galleries you might enjoy whilst visiting the Western Isles, or Outer Hebrides as we are also known.


Isle of Lewis

The Isle of Lewis is the largest of the Hebridean Isles and home to the Western Isles Council Offices, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar which is located in the main town of Stornoway.

If you enjoy fishing, golfing, or adventure sports this is the place for you.  However there is something for everyone with many more archeological sites, spectacular scenery and walks to suit all it is ideal for photographers.  The island attracts Bird Watchers as it has a huge variety of both water birds, migratory birds and some really rare breeds, Corncrakes for example.

Stornoway is a vibrant town with plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafes.  There are art galleries, museums and a variety of shops to satisfy those who like retail therapy.  An art Centre with cinema, a sports centre as well as a public library.  Stornoway also has a golf course with a large modern club house.

Places to visit include;Lews Castle Stornoway

- Iron Age houses near Bostadh (Great Bernera)
- The Garenin Blackhouse Village in Carloway
- Black House at Arnol
- Bragar Whale Bone Arch
- St. Columba's Ui Church in Aignish
- Teampull Mholuaidh in Ness
- Clach an Truiseil monolith
- Clach Na Thursa, Carloway
- Bonnie Prince Charlie's Monument, Arnish
- Lews Castle and Grounds, Stornoway
- Butt of Lewis Lighthouse and cliffs
- Tiumphan Head Lighthouse, Point - ideal for whale watching
- Dùn Èistean, a small island which is the ancestral home of the Lewis Morrisons.
- Abhainn Dearg Distillery. First legal distillery on the island in 170 years. Carnish Uig