Well of course we had to include the best thing to do in Stornoway, which is to book a guided wildlife cruise or day trip with Hebridean Adventures!
Join us for a boat trip or book a land tour by van with our guide who will show you the best wildlife on and around the Isle of Lewis - you still might see whales or dolphins if you are lucky, or even an eagle!
One of the best things about being based in the Outer Hebrides, is the wealth of brilliant small businesses run by locals. Arts, crafts, produce - you name it, someone is making it!
When we are back in town and moored up in the harbour there is only one place to head for some of the best coffee and cake in Stornoway - The Blue Lobster Cafe!It has a great selection of freshly baked treats to compliment their delicious coffee, plus a selection of locally made gifts also and a nice view overlooking the harbour.
Located just a few doors down from our own booking office on North Beach street, this is the perfect place to pick up that quality souvenir of your visit to the Outer Hebrides. Harris Tweed is world famous and can cover you, your furnishings or your accessories. With a huge range of fabrics to choose from you are bound to find one you like.
Traditional smoking techniques are being kept alive by the Stornoway Smokehouse in Shell Street, with one of their specialities remaining the famous Stornoway kippers! 150 years of heritage is built into the business and the production methods - nowhere is more authentic for a true taste of the islands. They have salmon too of course.
Ready to live like a Laird? Built 1844-1851, this magnificent Victorian castle was erected on the 16th-centrury home of Lord Seaforth (Mackenzie of Kintail). Whisk back to a bygone era; explore the impressive 667-acre estate, feast within the ground floors of the castle and uncover stories from the Lews Castle museum (Museum & Tasglann nan Eilean). Open all year round.