THINGS TO DO IN LEWIS

HEBRIDEAN ADVENTURES

One of the very best ways to see and experience the wealth and variety of wildlife, as well as the magnificent scenery of the Isle of Lewis, is to join us on your own Hebridean Adventure! Let us take you on a guided wildlife watching tour by boat or van, or sign up for one of our short cruises and get the chance to really explore the coast, seas and islands of the Outer Hebrides. 

CALANAIS STANDING STONES

How often do you get to stand amongst 5,000 years of history? The Calanais standing stones (also known as Callanish) are older than Stonehenge, are unique in their layout, and are thought to probably have performed some sort of astronomical function.

They are free to visit and are located 12 miles west of Stornoway.

TIUMPAN HEAD LIGHTHOUSE

The wild coastline of the Isle of Lewis means lighthouses are a must to keep shipping safe from the rocks. The Tiumpan Head lighthouse at the end of the Eye peninsula outside of Stornoway has been in operation for over 100 years. The headland is also a well-known location for watching whales and dolphins from land in the deep waters off-shore.

Northern Lighthouse Board

TRAIGH MHOR BEACH

The highlands and islands are home to some of Scotland's most beautiful beaches and Lewis has its share too.

Traigh Mhor at North Tolsta on the east coast is one of the best and is a photographers dream with its rocky headlands at either end looking great in the early morning light in particular. There is a mile of golden sand for you to explore and enjoy.
 

THE BLACKHOUSE, ARNOL

Find out how the islanders used to live in this traditional Hebridean blackhouse and the neighbouring 'white house' that replaced it, both cared for and maintained by Historic Environment Scotland. A real glimpse into what life would have been like, just trying to survive and living alongside your livestock!

The Blackhouse, Arnol

 

LOCATION

22 North Beach, Stornoway, 
Isle of Lewis, SCOTLAND HS1 2XQ

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