Best things to do in Isle of Lewis
Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
“Visit the Gearrannan blackhouse village to see what villages looked like on Lewis until not all that long ago. The original village blackhouses have been renovated and re-thatched. Get a feel for what island life used to be like. There is a shop and sometimes weaving demonstrations.”
“Located within Lews Castle (the Victorian-era castle which overlooks Stornoway), the recently opened Museum nan Eilean provides a good overview of the history of the Outer Hebrides, which also includes interactive exhibits for children. Perfect for rainy days, there is also a cafe (which is open on Sundays), and the grounds of Lews Castle offer some lovely walks.”
“Our most famous landmark. You can't visit the Island without going to see the standing stones. They are amazing and date even further back than Stonehenge. ”
“Loch Croistean school has been artfully renovated into a warm and welcoming cafe/restaurant and hosts weekly music nights, not to mention delicious food!”