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Lews Castle

By Natural Retreats Lews Castle by Natural Retreats | Castle Grounds, Stornoway HS2 0XR, Scotland
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Had a lovely walk round the grounds and coffee in their amazing cafe. The inside has been upgraded... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BelM3
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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lovely room, clean and warm, comfy bed - but for the price a very late check in time and no extras... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kas30b
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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It’s not difficult to see why the Isle of Lewis consistently receives so much acclaim. From beaches and crystal clear waters that rival luxury tropical islands, to its rich history and stunning scenery, this remote and spectacular destination in the Outer Hebrides is the perfect venue for wonderful memories. Overlooking Stornoway harbour, the impressive gothic-revival style castle was built in the mid 1800’s by Sir James Matheson. Since then this beautiful building has also served as a hospital during WW2, a college, a school and now as an iconic wedding venue and luxurious holiday destination with Natural Retreats. Serving delicious hand-prepared dishes as well as local delicacies, our Storehouse cafe is the perfect place to take a moment after your exploration of the Lews Castle grounds. Enjoy a frothy coffee or two from the comfort of our unique eatery, before tucking into our tasty specials of the day. Pick up the perfect souvenir from your visit to our retail outlet 'The Outfitters', during your time at Lews Castle. From gorgeous gifts to luxury clothing and foodie treats, we've got you covered.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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By Natural Retreats Lews Castle by Natural Retreats | Castle Grounds, Stornoway HS2 0XR, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk round the grounds and coffee in their amazing cafe. The inside has been upgraded and rooms look lovely for a function.

1  Thank BelM3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely room, clean and warm, comfy bed - but for the price a very late check in time and no extras in the way of biscuits with the tea, wee toiletries, dressing gowns, etc

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1  Thank kas30b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing accommodation and views superb.Marcus the general manager welcomed us warmly and was available to chat when we wanted information for friends who wish to visit

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1  Thank wallace172
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely time in this unique building.rooms are great warm and comfortable with views to die for. The staff were so friendly and all the time you are surrounded by history yet modern and everything you would need readily available

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1  Thank anguscampbell8
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Booked an incredibly beautiful room (not self catering) for £200 a night. The room was clean tidy and the previous guest had left their Netflix logged in so bonus! To top it off, the bartender was an absolute heto. The problem came around dinner time....More

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3  Thank amashi2018
Reviewed 9 January 2018

From beginning to end the stay was fantastic. The apartment was wonderful, the staff were soooo helpful, kind and welcoming. Can't praise them enough. Outstanding service from outstanding people. I really cannot recommend this place enough. My first job after leaving school was in the...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The room was outstanding but I thought the bar and restaurant facilities were poor considering the price of the room. The grounds are lovely and the staff could not be faulted, I just felt there should have been some more up market food as opposed...More

1  Thank Sheila701
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

A pretty little castle that is completely modern inside. There is a small coffee shop and a store inside. It would be a gorgeous wedding venue if you had the chance to use it.

1  Thank nortonlauren
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Exceeded expectations! For my wife's birthday I booked 2 nights self catering at Lews Castle, we both grew up locally while the building was derelict but what a restoration! 2nd floor apartment roomier than photos implied, overlooking harbour, so warm & comfortable we cancelled day...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

A great attraction for the Island, a must see for anyone visiting the Isle Of Lewis. It will give a visitor a taster of what’s available to visit on the island, and help to inform them of the wealth of history that’s accessible in different...More

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Laura Y
12 August 2017|
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Response from seo1mac | Reviewed this property |
The apartment we stayed in had a washing machine and there was detergent provided. Hope this is of some help. Kind regards.
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ZazoosMama
20 April 2017|
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Response from Natural_Retreats | Property representative |
Hi, You would need to fly into Stornoway Airport and from here you would be able to get a taxi to the Castle. Unfortunately we don't currently offer ground transfers. Thanks
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sandyabtt
27 July 2016|
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Response from lesleywalker2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are open 10am till 4pm
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