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Top recommendations from locals

Art Gallery
“Arts centre, cafe, restaurant, cinema, workshops, concerts. A lively centre in the middle of Stornoway We love An Lanntair. ”
  • 22 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
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
Art Gallery
“The Castle Grounds is on the doorstep of the Bayhead flat so you have easy access to one of the islands greatest resources. There are lots of walks including the Creed River Walk; Gallows Hill walk; Willowglen walk; or just a leisurely walk to Cuddy Point. Many users of the grounds cycle and additional routes are being added to accommodate cyclists. Most of the Castle Grounds is vehicle free making it safe for children and animals to run free but please be careful. Finally pop into the newly refurbished Castle and explore the museum and various deluxe rooms.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“This is a beautiful space in a renovated stables in Barvas. It serves very good coffee and cakes as well as having a wonderful display of art and gifts available in its shop. Open Tuesday - Saturday throughout the season from 10:30am til 5pm. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Stunning photography and excellent coffee (with a great view!) Well worth a visit when travelling to or from Tarbert. (ps try the Green & Blacks chocolate cake!)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“A gem of Uig filled to the brim with local history and culture. It is run by locals with a vast knowledge of the history of Uig and Lewis”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“A great experience in a really interesting building. Good for a stop off if heading to the Butt of Lewis.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“The closest place for lunches, local home baking and teas and coffees. Open weekdays through the summer.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
  • 1 local recommends