Stornoway, the largest town of The Outer Hebrides located on the Isle of Lewis's east coast. With its local attractions, bustling seaport and welcoming locals, it makes for the perfecting starting point for any campervan holiday of the Western Isles.
Hop off the ferry, find a parking spot and go explore. Whether you're staying in town for a few hours or a few days, there are many things to see and do before you leave.
Some recommended spots to visit are:
Lews Castle, or The Baronial Mansion. Built in the 1840s, it still stands across the harbour, recently having been renovated. It's free to visit and surrounded by beautiful wooded grounds, with walking trails and local cafes close by you can spend the afternoon just wandering and seeing the sights.
Museum nan Eilean. A more modern choice where you can learn about the local culture and the history of the island. With touring exhibitions, photography, videos and artefacts, it's an excellent place for any history buff.
An Lanntair Arts Centre. Another beautiful modern building, named after the Gaelic word for 'The Lantern'. Complete with restaurant, theatre, cinema and gallery you won't be wanting for activities here.
The Hebridean Celtic Festival. A four-day celebration held in July, filled with rock, folk and Celtic music; a must-see if you're able.
These are just some examples of the attractions in Stornoway. Along with its local shops, restaurants and sights, we recommend having a good look around before moving on.
Venturing just outside of Stornoway across the island you can visit historical sites such as the Callanish Standing Stones and the Iron Age Village. To see more about visiting the island and the other Western Isles, take a look at our campervan touring route for The Outer Hebrides.
After you've explored Stornoway and the Isle of Lewis in your campervan, and you're ready to push on with your holiday, you can head over to the neighbouring isles. Just a short ferry ride away is the Isle of North Uist and beyond that, the isles of Harris, Benbecula, Barra and Vatersay.
If you're planning a trip, we offer unrivalled customer service, advice and rentals of modern, comfortable campervans that are guaranteed to make the perfect vehicle in which to explore the islands.
In Scotland we are lucky to have such an abundance of outdoor pursuits on our door step, set amongst some of the most beautiful landscape and all within easy driving reach when combined with a motorhome you can enjoy a holiday while experience some adrenaline based activities.