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Stornoway Harbour

Cromwell Street | Amity House, Esplanade Quay HS1 2XS, Stornoway, Scotland
+44 1851 702688
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Tranquil surroundings

On a clear fine day, this place can be absolutely stunning and very picturesque from every angle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hcw092011
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Beautiful to walk around day or night

Although Stornoway harbour is a shadow of its former self it is still well worth a stroll around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DML
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Hallett Cove, Australia
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Cromwell Street | Amity House, Esplanade Quay HS1 2XS, Stornoway, Scotland
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"fishing boats"
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"catch the ferry"
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"cafes and restaurants"
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"boy racers"
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"small town"
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"working port"
in 2 reviews
"castle gardens"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 6 reviews
"lots of parking"
in 2 reviews
"high tide"
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"pleasant place to be"
in 2 reviews
"sea air"
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"public toilets"
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"outer hebrides"
in 7 reviews
"wander around"
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"cup of tea"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a clear fine day, this place can be absolutely stunning and very picturesque from every angle, especially when viewed from Lews Castle!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although Stornoway harbour is a shadow of its former self it is still well worth a stroll around day or night. The imposing Lews Castle provides a back drop to the variety of small boats and the RNLI lifeboat stationed at the harbour. The water...More

Thank DML
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We work on the harbour in the daytime and walked it at night just to see all the sites it look so different from the daytime

Thank Trevor M
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Truly a fresh breath of sea air! I walked the streets that my grandparents left over 100 years ago - what a thrill! The seagulls, the nets, boats and fabulous architecture is simply stunning.

Thank ramcleod
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I love this harbour, I always have a nice relaxing time with the seals and my camera. Nice to walk along the front and riverside. Always enjoy this place and almost always see seals. Only negative is the local boy racers insistence to use this...More

1  Thank Dragarth
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely working harbour which we walked round on a windy Sunday. We were lucky enough to see seals by the boats. From there you can easily walk up to the castle which has nice walks and a lovely cafe.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Visited family and used the harbour as a good place to park It’s also a great place to view the fishing boats and the many seals that are in the harbour

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Very relaxing to walk here on a December afternoon, only the fishers are busy (and the seals around their boats), everything else is still, the low Sun makes you feel a special all-day-sunset. Timeless moments.

1  Thank kapormag
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Really nice to walk around. Lots of activity and buzz. Seals present in the harbours waters when trailers return which was really amazing to see. Recommend popping across the bridge near the end of the town and doing the Castle gardens walk. Lovely views up...More

Thank Will B
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Since the arrival of the MV Loch Seaforth, the ferry terminal has had a bit of a makeover and is a very pleasant place to be while waiting to board the ferry. The staff have incorporated some nice wee touches - including a lovely tribute...More

1  Thank Ramsay M
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GJ777
4 March 2018|
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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
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