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Attractive lovation

To me this reflects the past fishing base of Stornaway- easily accessible and readily viewable. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Excellent working harbour

There really are 2 sides to Stornoway harbour. There's the ferry port on one side and then there's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cromwell Street | Amity House, Esplanade Quay HS1 2XS, Stornoway, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To me this reflects the past fishing base of Stornaway- easily accessible and readily viewable. The town clusters around it. Good walking path on the south side and interesting statutes positioned on the quayside reflecting the historic past. Not just a must see- but if...More

1  Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ferry terminals are never very pretty and this one is no exception. Two car parks and bus stances right beside don’t help. Of course, where else would they be?!? + Bus transportation is very close by + easy walk to nearby takeaway +easy walk to...More

Thank buddhastummy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There really are 2 sides to Stornoway harbour. There's the ferry port on one side and then there's the really picturesque sheltered harbour with a mixture of working boats and pleasure boats/yachts. Its the home of 2 RNLI lifeboats. Its a great place to walk...More

Thank AndyR3250
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Walked up and down Cromwell Street and several streets off it, popping into numerous shops, and made a couple of minor purchases to help out the economy. The Harris Tweed was of course very expensive everywhere, no bargains to be had. One surprise was not...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 25 August 2018

A lovely place to wander around be it a quiet walk around the far side where the castle is or amongst the shops and cafes on the busier side or just to sit and watch the boats in the harbour

Thank melrandall2018
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Had a short walk around harbour. Nothing outstanding about it other than the statue of the fisher woman. Nice and quiet but shame there wasn’t some historical boards explaining a little. There were two lifeboats there - which I personally find interesting. I’m sure an...More

Thank GeekieLady
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The harbour is fairly basic, ferry terminal, some fishing boats and a couple of pubs. However, the tide was out and as we looked over the low stone wall the shingle 'beach' was a blaze of sea glass. We spent only five minutes collecting the...More

Thank MadelineW1948
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We weren’t sure what to expect as this was our first trip with Calmac. Getting tickets was straight forward, although the email said we needed to print confirmation of our booking we didn’t have to. The ferry journey was comfortable. Services on board were ample...More

Thank Relax776548
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Lots of lovely boats to see here,fishing boats and yachts of all sizes. There are several bronzes in the surrounding area, a herring girl, with a basket of herrings and a fisherman wearing his sou’wester. The grandchildren were able to shake his hand. A really...More

Thank Faymar_12
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

It's a fine harbour to walk around. Lots to see around. Birds are mainly gulls. Nice walks on a nice day.

2  Thank TambonzRobertson
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Response from Bernie S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Our ship anchored outside the harbour, we had the life boat take us, into the harbour. The town is very near. Also Lews castle is very near 1/2 hour walk, worth the visit, just been renovated, great tea room... More