Local Area Information

There are many things to do and see on the island.  Here are a few suggestions. 

Please be advised that since Covid-19, some of the places listed below may not be open. 

Historical places of interest around the Island

Tiumpan Head Lighthouse (Famous for Whale watching, approx 4 miles away)

Arnish Point Lighthouse (A few miles away in Point)

Lews Castle & Museum (10 mins away in Stornoway)

The Blackhouse Arnol (30 mins drive away)

Shawbost Norse  Iron Age Mill and Kiln (30 mins drive away)

St Columba's Ui Church (A few mins from the pod) 

Uig Chessmen (Approx 1 hour away)

Uig Sands (Approx 1 hour away)

Whalebone Arch (Approx 45 mins away)

Callanish Stones (30 mins drive away)

Callanish Alpacas and Mollins Cafe (Near the stones)

Eoropie Dunes Playpark (40 min drive away)

Restaurants in Stornoway

Eleven (British Buffet)

The Boatshed at The Royal Hotel (Seafood, European, British)

HS-1 Café Bar at The Royal Hotel (Country House Style)

Harbour Kitchen (Seafood)

Solas @The Caberfeidh Hotel (European, British, Scottish)

Golden Ocean (Chinese)

Bangla Spice (Indian)

Thai (Thai)

Fushion Takeaway (Chinese, Thai)

Kopi Java Cafe (Coffee, Tea, Cakes, Toasties)

Pubs/Bars in Stornoway


The County Hotel

Star Inn

The Criterion

The Lewis Bar

Carlton Lounge

Edge O'The World

Caladh Inn

Crown Hotel

Clachan Bar

Otter Spotting

Our islands are one of the best places in Europe to spot the European Otter (Lutra Lutra) as Otters in the Outer Hebrides are common and can be found in many of the islands’ coastal locations.

Boat Trips

Seatrek https://www.seatrek.co.uk/

Stornoway Seafari https://www.stornowayseafari.com/


Stornoway Golf Club http://www.stornowaygolfclub.co.uk/

Uig Lodge Golf Course  https://www.uiglodge.co.uk//

The Isle of Harris Golf Course  http://www.harrisgolf.com/


Hebrides Fish n' Trips  http://www.hebridesfishntrips.co.uk/

South Uist Fishing  http://www.southuistfishing.com/

Fishing tackle & equipment available to buy or hire from Underground, Francis Street, Stornoway.

Walking Tours - Guided or Self Guided

Hidden Hebrides  https://www.hiddenhebrides.co.uk/ 

Stornoway Walking Tour https://www.stornowaywalkingtour.com/

You may also find the following tourist websites helpful!