Snapshots of Stornoway
Collected by Katie MacLeod
Inspiration and ideas on how to while away your day in Stornoway, the capital of the Outer Hebrides, the enchanting archipelago located off the north west coast of Scotland.
17 Church St, Stornoway HS1 2DH, UK
Don’t miss out on Stornoway’s speciality, the famous Stornoway Black Pudding, sold far and wide and now protected under European Law. Ingredients include blood, onions and oatmeal – and you won’t find any better black puddings than the ones made...
25 North Beach, Stornoway HS1 2XQ, UK
On one of the main Stornoway streets sits the retail outlet of Harris Tweed Hebrides, the largest textile company championing the luxury, local, hand-woven fabric seen on catwalks around the world. Created by weavers in their homes throughout the...
Amity House, Esplanade Quay, Stornoway HS1 2XS, UK
Fishing has always featured strongly in the history of the Outer Hebrides, and today there are still a few who make their living from the sea. Soak up the island atmosphere with a walk by the town’s harbour, breathing in the strong salty air and...
89-93 Cromwell St, Stornoway HS1 2DG, UK
A favourite find in Stornoway is By Rosie, a cute and quirky Harris Tweed accessories shop run by a sunny seamstress of the same name. Rosie Wiscombe hand crafts all the bags, purses, and bits and pieces available for purchase, artfully displaying...
Castle Grounds, Lews Castle Grounds, Isle of Lewis HS2 0XP, UK
Wander around the Castle Grounds to work off your lunch. Here you can enjoy the greenery on the mile-long walk along the Creed River, watch for the wildlife that lives in the woods, or encounter the remains of local history and legend, like the...
11 Cromwell St, Stornoway HS1 2DA, UK
The saying goes that there’s a pub and a church on every corner, but the best place for a dram is McNeill’s, a Stornoway staple on the corner of pedestrian thoroughfare Cromwell Street. In the summer months you’re likely to be surrounded by...
40 Point St, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2XF, UK
To start your day in Stornoway, navigate the Narrows – the streets in the centre of the town, like Cromwell and Point Street – and browse the independent shops that line them. There are new businesses and local entrepreneurs starting up all the...
Kenneth St, Stornoway HS1 2DS, UK
An Lanntair – meaning ‘lantern’ in Gaelic – is the name of Stornoway’s art centre. It’s an appropriate one, given the architectural appearance of the place. Here you can seek out unique souvenirs at the quirky gift shop, or admire the (often...
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