Useful links to help plan your stay...

Getting Here

Full details of ferry services, timetables and fares on Caledonian MacBrayne’s user-friendly website – and you can book online. The chief route to Lewis is the Stornoway-Ullapool ferry, but many like to come – or go – by the Uig-Tarbert or Berneray-Leverburgh services.

Full details of flights to Stornoway from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Inverness can be found here – and tickets bought; the earlier you book, the better the deals.

Getting Around

Lewis these days has an excellent, networked bus service – coaches trundling all over the island – but these run much less frequently in the evening, and none on Sundays. There’s a frequent ‘feeder’ service to the main West Side bus runs from Tolsta Chaolais.

Cars can readily be hired on Lewis and your vehicle will be in readiness for you by Stornoway pier or at the airport.

The quiet, open and – relatively! – flat terrain of Lewis makes our island very popular with visiting cyclists. If you’re bring a bike – or would like to hire one – here’s a very useful page:

Eating Out on the West Side

Auberge, Carinish, Uig -

Gallan Head Hotel, Aird Uig -

Callanish Visitor Centre -

Doune Braes Hotel, not five minutes from Glenview -

Garenin Blackhouse Village Café -

The Inn Between, North Shawbost -

Borve House Hotel -

Cross Inn, Ness, Isle of Lewis

Café Sonas, Port of Ness -

Our brilliant local deli!
40 North, just off the main road in North Bragar as you near the village of Arnol, sells a stunning range of fine foods – EVERYTHING is made on the premises; nothing bought in – and you can quickly throw together the savoury necessaries for a delicious evening meal from these tempting shelves. 40 North’s open, Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 noon to 7 pm.

Sports Facilities
Ionad Spoirs Leodhas – Lewis Sports Centre, run by the local counil:

Shawbost School Swimming Pool -


Hebrides Fish ’n’ Trips offers private boat charters for 1 to 5 people, operating along the rugged East Coast of the Isle of Lewis. Departing from either Keose harbour or the Ravenspoint Centre in Kershader -

A general and very helpful website on fishing in the Western Isles -

Carloway Angling Club – for salmon and sea-trout permits in their association waters:

Fideach Angling Club – Cockle Ebb, by Laxdale and Stornoway, confluence of the Blackwater and Laxdale Rivers

Gress Angling Association – fine river adjoining beautiful beach, north of Back on the Broad Bay coast.

Stornoway Angling Association – River Creed:

Stornoway Sea Angling Club -

Excellent fishing-tackle, bait, permits and advice can be had from Sportsworld, Francis Street, Stornoway - and, also on Francis Street, GoFish across the road:

Fantastic holiday cottage, extremely well equipped and furnished to a very high standard.

Glenview photo gallery 3 star self catering cottage