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Lews Castle

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Gorgeous restored castle - with great lunches for non residents

We did not stay but friends have and have already booked to go back - they loved it, lunch was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brisbane, Australia
Nice cafe, even nicer building

Cafe was excellent, chips were tasty, cake was tasty. Friendly staff and nice surroundings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fife, United Kingdom
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“lewis chessmen”(36 reviews)
“self catering”(10 reviews)
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...more
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By Natural Retreats Lews Castle by Natural Retreats | Castle Grounds, Stornoway HS2 0XR, Scotland
+44 1625 416430
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All reviews lewis chessmen self catering welcome hamper natural retreats grounds are lovely chess pieces interesting museum the ground floor rooms open to the public worth a visit nice cafe island life starbucks coffee golf course beautiful building the kitchen high standard
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Reviewed yesterday

We did not stay but friends have and have already booked to go back - they loved it, lunch was great value, hearty homemade soups, panini and many other options, nice to have lunch here after visiting the museum, staff were very quick and friendly...More

1  Thank MmacMmac
Reviewed 5 days ago

Exterior is lovely The entrance hall with the stars & the vaulted ceiling and the stairway is interesting but the rooms upstairs are barren.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe was excellent, chips were tasty, cake was tasty. Friendly staff and nice surroundings. Building itself is lovely, nice to have a quick walk around and have a peak in some rooms.

1  Thank highwayhebrides
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited this cafe several times and it has improved every time with the quality of food and service, not the cosiest of cafe’s and the prices can be a little expensive, the the food is ample in portion.

1  Thank ericaE4649CG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Stornoway and Lews Castle as part of a tour. Lovely place. Woodlands cafe - great food. Iolaire exhibition really interesting.

Thank vanessa b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Lews Castle for the Lewis chessmen and were not disappointed. The display is small, but does give the visitor an insight into life on Lewis and it's place in Scottish History. The cafe however, was not flash. It is a subsidiary of...More

Thank Fishnstitch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely self catering accommodation, high quality appliances and finishes across the whole apartment. Modern décor. Very friendly and helpful staff in castle, children delighted to stay in a 'castle' and this didn't disappoint any of us.

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1  Thank mcdonald140211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lewis castle one of the most luxurious hidden gem in Scotland. What a view from the castle and very well furnished apartment. Most considerate staff and must worth a visit to Stornoway

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1  Thank Muhammad J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Missed the Museum as it was only open "Winter Hours" in mid October when the Castle still seemed busy. The Coffee shop was a huge disappointment, a coffee chain set up in an area surrounded by independent coffee shops. Service was awful not a good...More

Thank claire C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice room, very high quality bath fixtures, kitchen appliances, cookware, dishes, utensils; everything in the room was first rate. Odd place to check in and check out since there is no reception desk. Castle is the real deal-cool place to stay. Drinks at bar...More

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1  Thank dspieker75
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Heather S
18 May 2018|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Not in the Museum ok in grounds not sure about cafe but didn’t see any dogs there
Laura Y
12 August 2017|
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.
20 April 2017|
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