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First trip to Lewis/Harris

We weren’t sure what to expect as this was our first trip with Calmac. Getting tickets was straight... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Interesting visit.

Lots of lovely boats to see here,fishing boats and yachts of all sizes. There are several bronzes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort William, United Kingdom
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Cromwell Street | Amity House, Esplanade Quay HS1 2XS, Stornoway, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Lovely traditional fishing harbour, nice to walk around. Very picturesque, especially when seen from the Lews Castle grounds (within walking distance from the harbour) or from aboard the ferry on a sunny day.

Thank Mariya V
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

There are boat trips from here but just nice to walk along then cross over and go through the castle grounds.

1  Thank Scott G
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Reaching Lewis & Harris by plane our first stop was Stornoway.The town of the island. Sunny day on the harbor with blue water and Lews castle behind Wonderful and quiet to begin our Peter May's quest

Thank Georges E
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We visited on two afternoons. On Saturday strolled the harbor and went in the shop. Later we sat on the low wall, had a snack and watched the boats. It was a very nice day. We came back on Sunday and nothing was open. We...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Typical harbour, ferry terminal without cafe, and not much to see while you wait for your ferry. The Lighthouse was worth a visit, takes 15 minutes drive...

Thank Peter S
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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