Things to do in Stornoway

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  • Welsh NZers
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1,200 contributions
    Lews Castle is not only a 19th Century castle you can visit, but it also is used for luxury holiday accommodation and the downstairs rooms are used for special events and weddings.

    There was a special exhibition on loan from the Museum of London of late Bronze Age gold jewellery. A few of the most impressive artefacts were found in Shropshire. We particularly liked the 3 geometric sun necklaces which were surprisingly shiny, especially given the length of time they’d been buried.

    They also had on display some of the famous Lewis or Uig Chessmen, named after the island or the bay where they were found in 1831. They are a group of distinctive 12th-century chess pieces, along with other game pieces, most of which are carved from walrus ivory. They may be some of the few complete, surviving medieval chess sets.

    The Storehouse Cafe was a great place for lunch. They have both hot and cold food and a good variety of drinks. The service was exceptional.

    The free open carpark is a short walk away and there are very clean toilets.
    Written 2 August 2023
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  • Garry C
    3 contributions
    Fantastic informative , great information about island and hard life people suffered here , along with information about emigration of the island over the years especially to Canada and USA
    Written 20 October 2023
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  • Charlotte Ann S
    8 contributions
    Absolutely excellent wee museum. So interesting, and there are a few of the Lewis chessmen too. When we visited, there was an exhibition called Gathering Light. This had some incredible items, found by metal detectorists.
    There is a nice wee cafe there too
    Written 8 September 2023
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  • Vigorouskingslynn
    King's Lynn, UK145 contributions
    Multi-purpose venue run by friendly staff. Very disappointed to find this arts centre has stopped serving local beers, not even the bottled Isle of Skye beers they used to serve. Please promote local products.
    Written 18 July 2023
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  • Mike O
    Roanoke, VA1,369 contributions
    We had a nice stroll around this working harbor. Saw the huge ferry unloading, and saw numerous working fishing boats. Nice to see the local economy in action. Every so often we would stop at one of the full sized carved figures. We also stopped with our take away on one of the half-dozen picnic tables at Perceval Square (where their are public toilets).
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • Alasdair C
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK40 contributions
    Absolutely fantastic information and advice from the very helpful Hannah and Beverley in the Tourist Info Centre. They could not have been more helpful in understanding what we wanted to do and suggesting a huge range of options with infectious enthusiasm -
    Written 27 August 2023
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  • Alasdair C
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK40 contributions
    Important memorial to such a tragic loss of life at the end of WW1. Very sad. Must have had huge impact on island communities.
    Written 27 August 2023
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  • CM
    Stornoway, UK5 contributions
    Relaxing and rejuvenating spa evening. We thoroughly enjoyed our facials and how friendly staff were. Nothing was a bother and we are now planning our next visit in April. Thanks very much for having us. Can’t wait to return soon x
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • Stella M
    Copenhagen, Denmark47 contributions
    We found this gem by accident - as I have a keen interest in graveyards. It's a fine chapel with an interesting history. Worth a stop.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • DonkScotland
    Scotland193 contributions
    Loved this place. Ideal for the extended family - grandparents, parents and two small children. Spent lots of time and had lots of fun in the very well set up play park and then enjoyed one of the shorter walks. Boardwalk meant the 3 year old could run back and forth with less risk of tripping or turning her foot on rough ground, the baby could enjoy it all from her buggy and everyone was very happy. So happy we went twice!
    Lots of hairy oobits about (woolly caterpillars), plenty small birds bobbing around in the trees and bushes, and an obliging eagle or two!
    Written 29 June 2021
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  • janet
    Surrey, Canada19 contributions
    It was a good way to experience the wild weather of Scotland. While we were there we had gale force winds and a good bit of rain. While not ideal that day for a picnic it was great for witnessing seagulls nesting in clumps of flowers to hide from the wind while huge waves crash around them! It is worth the trip, the drive is not just about this destination but others along the way! Don't be put off by the extra 20 minutes out of your way - lots of scenery to enjoy getting here.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Suncroftman
    Canterbury, UK173 contributions
    Very nice trip and loved walking around to see all the statues and carvings. It was very easy to walk around and also very accessible. Would recommend this for anyone who wants a nice amble.
    Written 1 June 2023
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