Journey to the Heart of the Western Isles
Colorful row houses and red-hulled fishing vessels line the shores of this picturesque port set on the edge of the Outer Hebrides. Deeply rooted in tradition, it’s not uncommon to be greeted in Gaelic here.
Listen to the lilt of locals as you dine on fresh-caught seafood and delectable Stornoway smoked salmon. Adventurous palates may also seek out the local delicacy of Stornoway Black Pudding to pair with a strong pint of ale from the Hebridean Brewing Company.
Stroll the streets surrounding the harbor to peruse the largest selection of shops outside of the mainland, including independent bookstores, quaint bakeries, and pubs—even an ironmonger.
The gateway to Lewis and Harris Island, Stornoway is a short journey to a natural wonderland of mountains, craggy rocks, moorlands, meadows, and rugged coastlines. Explore the grounds of historic Lews Castle. Walk the hallowed grounds surrounding the ancient Callanish Stones. Watch as skilled craftsmen produce Harris Tweed, a luxury handwoven wool unique to the Island. Or, hop a ferry to neighboring Skye to tour its breathtaking coast and sip peaty Talisker scotch. Enjoy an authentic Scottish experience in from the epicenter of Gaelic culture.