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VisitScotland, the national tourism agency for Scotland, offers a wide range of information and detail on Stornoway via the Tourist Board web site.
Stornoway is the main town on the island of Lewis in the
Outer Hebrides (or Western Isles), on the extreme north-west edge of Europe. This island chain of beaches, culture, wildlife and adventure is a haven for outdoor activities, and a great place to unwind.
Stornoway itself reveals some of the themes of a Outer Hebrides visit. The
Lewis Loom Centre offers a guided tour of the history of Harris Tweed,
An Lanntair Arts centre runs an all-year programme of exhibitions and cultural events, while the
Museum nan Eilean gives the background to island culture.
Archaeology buffs and nature lovers won't be disappointed either: the famous standing stones at
Callanish are a fascinating group of megaliths dating from around 3000 BC which never fail to impress, while off the Butt of Lewis, you can indulge in some whale watching. The Hebridean Celtic Festival, held annually in Stornoway, is just one of the fantastic and ever popular events taking place in the Hebrides.
Visitors can book accommodation in Largs online via the VisitScotland.com site: