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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.

Historic Site
“If you are visiting Harris and Lewis, it would be a crime to miss the amazing neolithic standing stones at Callanish. ”
20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent restaurant in Stornoway featuring local produce and a good wine list. ”
16 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Arts centre, cafe, restaurant, cinema, workshops, concerts. A lively centre in the middle of Stornoway We love An Lanntair. ”
22 locals recommend
Castle
“Museum, lovely grounds, and even the islands’ first Starbucks. This is a hub for Gaelic language too, and is home to the local campus of the University if the Highlands and Islands. Museum a firm favourite with my own wee boy!”
12 locals recommend
History Museum
“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.”
7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Find out what it was like to live in a blackhouse at this fascinating museum.”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“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.”
6 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Another prehistoric site worth visiting. Dun Carloway is one of the best-preserved Iron Age Brochs in the whole of Scotland.”
6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Interesting to see how people live din the past. More iron age house preserved under the sand. Not openon Sunday”
3 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Great coffee and cake. Can't beat it if you are in the town centre. Tiny though, only 2 tables .”
5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Seatrek offers sightseeing/wildlife boat trips around the stunning Uig coast, Isle of Lewis (Stornoway) and Outer Hebrides. ”
7 locals recommend
Premise
“large park suitable for kids of all ages, sectioned off area for younger children”
7 locals recommend
Cafe
“Beautiful home cooked food, roads through amazing sceneray to get there, check opening times beforehand”
4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great place for a picnic or walk the Bernera trail and take a look at the iron age house”
6 locals recommend
Bus Station
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
3 locals recommend