Places to Go and Things to See
Hebridean Celtic Festival
Famous three day music festival held in Stornoway Castle Grounds
Annual Sailing Festival for everyone.
LewisHighland Games -
The Lewis Highland Games has been staged for around a century. This event is hosted by the community of
Tong, only a short distance from town.
Gala's, Carnivals & Shows,
Uig Gala Day
Point Show agricultural show
Westside Agricultural Show
The Circular Tour
Callanish Stones; - just 30 minutes from Stornoway accommodation, is on part of a circular tour that can take an afternoon, or just a couple of hours, depending on what you want to do. On the circular you can see:
Gearrnnan Blackhouse Village
Dun Carloway Broch
Dalmor and Dalbeg beaches
Shawbost Norse Mill
Whalebone Arch at Bragar
At Barvas you can take the Ness road for a couple of miles to the Morven Gallery and enjoy a lovely fresh cup of coffee and a cake before you decide to continue to Ness or return home to Stornoway completing the circular tour.
Ardroil Sands boasts a wonderful tribute to the Lewis Chessmen in the shape of a statue of the King.
Abhainn Dearg Distillery
Harris and a wild mountainous almost moonscape feel about it - Harris has fantastic white, golden sandy beaches and you do see clear blue skies and aqua marine seas. Some of the beaches worth visiting are Luskentyre, Huisinis, Horgabost and Seilabost.
Holmasaig Studio Gallery
Scarista Studio, S.W. Harris
Skoon Art Café, Geocrab, Harris
Harris Tweed and Knitwear
Seallam Visitor Centre
Day Trips to St. Kilda:
Find out more from the St Kilda Wee Guide.
SeaTrekSea Safari - boat trips from Lewis with day trips to St. Kilda. Sea Trek is based at Miavaig, Uig, approximately a 45 minute trip from Stornoway. They offer a range of excursions and opportunities to enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife the Outer Hebrides has to offer.
Island Cruising - based on the isle of Lewis.
Kilda Cruises - From the isle of Harris. Weather permitting, Angus Campbell will take you from Leverburgh for the day, but booking is essential.
Sea Harris - Daily trips if the weather permits, from the Isle of Harris to St Kilda. Seumas Morrison will take you across for the day and again book in advance.
Hebrides Fish ‘N’ Trips - to the Shiant Isles and around the east coast.
Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions
Ionad Ealain Arts Centre. Open 10am till Late Monday to Saturday
Sràid Choinnich Kenneth Street, Steòrnabhagh Stornoway, Eilean Leòdhais Isle of Lewis.
Fòn Telephone 01851 703 307 Oifis thiocaidean Box Office 01851 708 480
Comann Eachdraidh Nis / Ness Historical Society
Ongoing exhibitions covering local crofting history in the Ness Area.
10-4pm Mon - Fri
Ness Heritage Centre, Habost, Ness, Tel No. 01851 810377
Ravenspoint Visitor Centre,
Kershader, South Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Tel No. 01851 880737
This is just a sample selection of the photo galleries, museums and art exhibitions on the islands.
There is almost always something to do or see, all year around!
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