Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides is the main town on the island of Lewis.
It is centuries old, and was once a Viking settlement. The Vikings knew that the location was ideal for fishing and for a harbour, and since they took hold of the area it has grown in importance and size. From Lewis it is possible to easily visit many of the other Hebridean islands, and also to reach the mainland with ferries to Ullapool and flights to Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh.
Stornoway is a busy, vibrant town with plenty of visitor attractions, excellent places to eat and a huge cultural and entertainment hub that brings people from all works of life to explore the town and the area. The shops are well known for selling specific and famous items from the Outer Hebrides including Harris Tweed and jewellery.
The town is busiest in July when the Hebridean Celtic Festival is on. This fabulous summer event showcases the best of Hebridean arts and music, and grows in popularity every year. Other visitor attractions include the An Lanntair Arts Centre, the Lewis Loom Centre, and Lewis Castle itself.
Don’t forget to try the local speciality; Stornoway black pudding!
Ferries to Stornoway, Scotland
|Ullapool Stornoway||3 daily||2½ hours||See prices °|
This information is for reference purposes only. Journey times are approximate. Frequency is based on typical schedules. Schedules are subject to availability and weather conditions. Information correct at the time of writing.
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The Ferry Terminal, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2AE, United Kingdom