|[Stornoway from Cnoc na Croich, Lews Castle grounds]|
Stornoway is the capital of Lewis, capital of the Western Isles and by far the largest settlement on this beautiful chain of islands. Your feeling about the place is likely to be influenced by where you approach it from. Arrive here from elsewhere on the island and the town feels like a real metropolis, with exotic sights such as roundabouts (!), chain shops (!) and trees (!). Arrive direct from the mainland ferry and the settlement's "normal" feel may be underwhelming. Whatever your first impression, Stornoway makes a great base to explore Lewis (but not Harris), boasting accommodation and eateries to suit all preferences and budgets. The nearby Lews Castle grounds are also a key draw with good walking trails, an excellent museum and the castle itself.
📌 Stornoway ★★☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NB 423327 ///apart.boardroom.history
Anything else? Some parking has a charge, but there are plenty of free spaces too.
Within walking distance
>> Museum nan Eilean ★★★☆☆
>> Walk: Lews Castle grounds - Hebridean oasis ★★★☆☆
>> Lewis War Memorial ★★☆☆☆ (1 mile away)
|[Lewis War Memorial]|
|[Museum nan Eilean]|
|[Leaving Stornoway on the ferry to Ullapool]|