Official guide to Stornoway & the Island of Lewis.

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Then inLewis was sold to Lord Leverhume. Today, Stornoway is a popular tourist destination. A busy little town with a bustling harbor, visitors to Stornoway will have a delightful adventure. The town is a doorway to the island of Lewis and its many attractions dating far back in history.

Scottish tourist board's comprehensive accommodation guide to Lewis, Harris & Stornoway.

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Browse s of hotels, self catering cottages & cabins, B&Bs & more. Whatever choice you make from a variety of Lewis and Harris accommodation, you are guaranteed a magical island experience. LibraryThing Review User Review - adb42 - LibraryThing.

A must-read for all officionados of the Isle of Lewis. It has yielded some incredible gems of information, not investigated before, such as the internment of Lewismen in Holland during World War I.

Read full review/5(2). The stone circle on the Hebridean island of Lewis may be 5, years old, but it would not do to keep it waiting.

Besides, coming here at daybreak is, from certain perspectives, positively tardy. Stornoway is the capital and largest town in the Western Isles (Outer Hebrides), located 30 miles off the NW coast of Scotland. It is a busy port on the sheltered, eastern side of the island of Lewis and its ferry provides a vital link to mainland Britain.

Guidebook to walking the Hebridean Way, a mile (km) walking route along the length of the Outer Hebrides. From the island of Vatersay to Stornoway on Lewis, the waymarked route can be walked in 8 to 13 days and Official guide to Stornoway & the Island of Lewis.

book a variety of terrain including shell beaches, rugged hills and wild moor. Also includes an extension to the Butt of Lewis. That said, I prefer to book a campsite and have a shower and facilities nearby.

Below are a list of the campsites we stayed at with phone numbers to contact for bookings. Eilean Fraoich Camp Site – Phone +44 This is a well-maintained campsite with great facilities in Shawbost on the islands north western coast.

Voted No.1 island in Europe. As TripAdvisor's top island pick inLewis has got a lot to recommend it. The Callanish stones are one of the finest examples of Neolithic standing stones to be found anywhere in Scotland, and the beaches are broad sweeps of white sand and clear seas.

A visit to the Isle of Lewis is like stepping into the pages of a Scottish fairy tale. Everywhere you look, medieval structures remind you of the island’s remarkable history.

The legendary Callanish Standing Stones poke up from the ground like a strange and massive stone city. Welcome to The Isle of Lewis. The Isle of Lewis is at the North west corner of the group of islands known as the Hebrides, or Western Isles.

The Hebrides are known as the "long islands" as they stretch for miles. The other main islands in the Western Isles are the Isles of Harris North Uist Benbecula South Uist and Barra.

Comprehensive guide on things to do in Stornoway and the beautiful Isles of Lewis and Harris, from the Scottish tourist board. Days out, local tips & more. You'll probably just want to spend your trip soaking up the stunning landscapes and beautiful views, but if you can tear your eyes away, there's plenty of things to do on Lewis and Harris.

The largest settlement and administrative centre of the Outer Hebrides is Stornoway, on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis. As home to the island’s airport, as well as a busy sea port, Stornoway offers a warm welcome to anyone choosing to visit Lewis as part of their Outer Hebridean explorations, as well as providing the backdrop to many a fond farewell.

Rome2rio makes travelling from Stornoway to Isle of Lewis (Island) easy. Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world.

Find all the transport options for your trip from Stornoway to Isle of Lewis (Island) right here. Stornoway is the main port on the Island, due to its sheltered location with the ferry to Ullapool a regular visitor.

The sheltered harbour is the reason for Stornoway's existence and was named by the visiting Vikings "Steering Bay" which, when phonetically translated, became the name Stornoway.

This book gives a very detailed history of a well known business in Stornoway which at one time ran buses, lorries, and a garage business from the ’s until It details the companies highs and lows and the challenges it faced.

Many former employees were interviewed for this book. P.B. There are 3 ways to get from Isle of Lewis to Stornoway by bus, taxi or foot. Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option. Bus • 3 min. Stornoway Castle Within the town centre lie the grounds of Lews Castle, the name a reminder of the way the Islands name was originally spelt. The castle is a splendid sight, and its grounds are host to the island's only woodland of any significance – mixed forest planted and carefully tended and cared for - trees are rare elsewhere on account of the acidic soil.

Reflections on the History of Stornoway and Lewis by Sandy Matheson. Based on a talk to The Islands Book Trust. Booklet, printed in 32 Pages.

£6; The Furrow Behind Me, Told by Angus MacLellan. Translated from the Gaelic by John Lorne Campbell. The Autobiography of a Hebridean Crofter. Stornoway is the main town of the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The tour is normally between hours long and can be tailored to your own interests.

We take an informal look at the Stornoway's history, events that have shaped the town as it appears today, a few notable local characters and some local stories. The islands of the Outer Hebrides have been inspiring writing – fact, fiction, and downright fancy – for years.

From the 18th century diary entries of Boswell and Johnson, to the current-day best-sellers by Peter May, writers visiting (or living in) the islands. Stornoway (/ ˈ s t ɔːr n ə w eɪ / (); Scottish Gaelic: Steòrnabhagh) is the main town of the Western Isles and the capital of Lewis and Harris in Scotland.

The town's population is around 8, making it by far the largest town in the Hebrides, as well as the second largest island town in Scotland after Kirkwall in traditional civil parish of Stornoway, which includes.

Planning your trip. We champion the amazing Hebridean Way Cycle Tour which is a miles road cycle trip over the chain of island that make the Outer Hebrides.

You will cross 10 islands, 6 causeways and travel on two inter-island ferries. We create and prepare personal itineraries for all activity adventures and self-guided multi-day cycle trips. Lews Castle.

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Whether searching for a delicious handcrafted dish sourced from the finest local ingredients, a frothy cappuccino from our Storehouse Café, a thoughtful gift from our Outfitters retail store, luxurious holiday accommodation or an unforgettable journey through our ground floor public rooms – Lews Castle by Together Travel offers exceptional experiences in the heart of Stornoway.

Visit the magical Hebridean Islands of Harris and Lewis where the lilt of Gaelic is still widely heard. Travel through the Highlands to reach delightful Ullapool and the cruise-ferry bound for the islands. From our base in Stornoway explore the neighbouring islands of Lewis and Harris in depth.

Stornoway is the main town of Lewis and Harris and there are direct flights here from a number of UK airports. Credit: Kenny Lam/VisitScotland The Lewis Chessmen were found near Uig on the Isle of Lewis inhaving lain undiscovered beneath the sands since the days when Vikings ruled the islands.

The Isle of Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Leòdhais or simply Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Leòdhas, pronounced [ˈʎɔːəs̪] ()) is the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island of the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides archipelago in Scotland. The two parts are frequently referred to as if they were separate islands.

The total area of Lewis is square miles (1, km 2). It's not the obvious route to Stornoway but could be part of a grand tour of the Hebrides. By bus. See Lewis for buses around the island, which all converge on Stornoway.

A linked bus / ferry service runs up the Western Isles through Barra, the Uists and Harris to Stornoway, so M-Sa it's possible to go the whole way in one day. There are half. Onadune: Relaxing in Isle of Lewis - See 11 traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Onadune at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews.

STORNOWAY, a burgh of barony, sea-port, and parish, in the Island of Lewis, county of Ross and Cromarty, miles (N. by W.) from Dingwall; containing the late quoad sacra parish of Knock or Uii.

This place, originally called Uii from the situation of its ancient church on an isthmus, derives its present name from the position of the town. Lewis offers both west and east coast surf spots, giving a good choice of locations for a variety of wind directions. Buy. All the big stores are in Stornoway, which has two supermarkets.

Small shops are dotted around the island, and often manage to pack a varied stock into a small building.

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Stornoway is a British alternative indie folk band from the Cowley area of Oxford. Tales from terra firma by Stornoway (Musical group) (Recording) 8 editions published (Musical group) (Book) in. Welcome to Stornoway, the gateway to Scotland’s Outer Hebrides!.

As the largest town on the archipelago, the chances are that on any trip to the Outer Hebrides you’ll find yourself in Stornoway at least once. I t’s the ideal place to start your island journey, and a great base from which to explore Lewis and Harris before moving south, to Uist and beyond.For detailed information about the cycling route check out the Cycling in the Hebrides guide book or visit Outer Hebrides cycling page for more details.

Cycling in the Hebrides Comprehensive guidebook of 22 link routes, 37 day rides and 11 suggested island tours throughout the Inner and Outer Hebrides and the Firth of Clyde with.