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Arnol  Blackhouse
Arnol Blackhouse
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Lews Castle
Lews Castle
Owner description: It’s not difficult to see why the Isle of Lewis consistently receives so much acclaim. From beaches and crystal clear waters that rival luxury tropical islands, to its rich... more Owner description: It’s not difficult to see why the Isle of Lewis consistently receives so much acclaim. From beaches and crystal clear waters that rival luxury tropical islands, to its rich history and stunning scenery, this remote and spectacular destination in the Outer Hebrides is the perfect venue for wonderful memories. Overlooking Stornoway harbour, the impressive gothic-revival style castle was built in the mid 1800’s by Sir James Matheson. Since then this beautiful building has also served as a hospital during WW2, a college, a school and now as an iconic wedding venue and luxurious holiday destination with Natural Retreats. Serving delicious hand-prepared dishes as well as local delicacies, our Storehouse cafe is the perfect place to take a moment after your exploration of the Lews Castle grounds. Enjoy a frothy coffee or two from the comfort of our unique eatery, before tucking into our tasty specials of the day. Pick up the perfect souvenir from your visit to our retail outlet 'The Outfitters', during your time at Lews Castle. From gorgeous gifts to luxury clothing and foodie treats, we've got you covered. less
Attraction type: Castles
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An Lanntair Gallery
An Lanntair Gallery
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Stornoway Harbour
Stornoway Harbour
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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Museum nan Eilean
Museum nan Eilean
Owner description: Located in a modern purpose built extension to the restored Lews Castle, the new Museum nan Eilean opened on 14 July 2016. Admission is free of charge. This is the first Gaelic... more Owner description: Located in a modern purpose built extension to the restored Lews Castle, the new Museum nan Eilean opened on 14 July 2016. Admission is free of charge. This is the first Gaelic led Museum in Europe, with interpretation also provided in English. Exciting new galleries look at the stories of the Islands and the Islanders. Visitors can: •Discover the distinctiveness of the Outer Hebrides, shaped by a unique combination of land, sea and people. •Hear about people’s lives; the diversity of experience, opinion and perception of living life on the Islands. •Find out how people have lived and worked from the earliest times until the present day and how culture has been and continues to be expressed through the Gaelic language, work, religion, and community life. •View the Outer Hebrides as never before in a wrap-around audio-visual presentation which takes the visitor on a journey across the islands to experience our natural environment at all times of year, day and night. Significant loans from National Museums Scotland and the British Museum, including the world-famous Lewis Chessmen, alongside unique items from the local collection set the modern culture of the Islands in the historic context. less
Attraction type: History Museums; Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Digby Chick
Digby Chick
Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Stornoway
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British, Scottish
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Camerons Chip Shop
Camerons Chip Shop
Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Stornoway
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, British, Scottish
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
HS-1 Cafe Bar
HS-1 Cafe Bar
Ranked #3 of 41 Restaurants in Stornoway
Cuisines: Bar, British, Scottish
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Boatshed Restaurant
The Boatshed Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 41 Restaurants in Stornoway
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Woodlands Centre
Woodlands Centre
Ranked #5 of 41 Restaurants in Stornoway
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Arnish View B&B
Arnish View B&B
$33 - $52 (£25 - £40)
Ranked #14 of 24 Stornoway B&B and Inns
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Brackenbury Self Catering
$65 - $209 (£50 - £160)

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Harris Hotel
2.0 of 5
Harris Hotel
$52 - $85 (£40 - £65)
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tarbert
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Jannel Bed and Breakfast
4.0 of 5
Jannel Bed and Breakfast
$127 - $154
Ranked #1 of 24 Stornoway B&B and Inns
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The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel
$87 - $168 (£67 - £129)
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Stornoway
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Royal Hotel Stornoway
2.0 of 5
Royal Hotel Stornoway
$115 - $175 (£88 - £134)
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Stornoway
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Cabarfeidh Hotel
4.0 of 5
Cabarfeidh Hotel
$130 - $210 (£100 - £161)
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Stornoway
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Hebridean Guest House
4.0 of 5
Hebridean Guest House
$89 - $136
Ranked #5 of 24 Stornoway B&B and Inns
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Holm View Guest House
4.0 of 5
Holm View Guest House
$152 - $156 (£117 - £120)
Ranked #11 of 24 Stornoway B&B and Inns
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