The Isle of Lewis is situated in the North West corner of the Hebrides. Also known as the Western Isles or the Long Islands due to the fact that they cove over a 100 miles in length.
The Isle of Lewis history dates back thousands of years, there are ancient stone circles, gaelic is also spoken.
You are likely to see Eagles and Otters amongst other wildlife, and in the Summer the locals can still be seen cutting the peats, and in the Winter you will be able to smell the peat fires.
A favourite destination for those sailing to the Outer Hebrides and exploring the islands by boat, Stornoway is the largest harbour in the Outer Hebrides. Stornoway port is well sheltered and easy to access at all states of the tide for vessels up to a maximum length of 24 metres and 3m draft in all weather conditions.
The 80-berth marina provides a safe haven for island hoppers and day sailors, and with the marina located in a secure area right in the heart of the tow. With toilets, showers and laundry facilities available quayside, there is fresh water readily available on the pontoons along with shore power and Wi-Fi.
The Marina lies right in the heart of the town centre, which provides ample opportunity to explore the culture and tradition of Lewis that makes it so unique today. As the major settlement in the islands, Stornoway has all you would expect in a bustling coastal town, including a variety of restaurants, supermarkets, etc. Transport links can take visitors to see the most iconic attractions and activities that gained this island the accolade of being voted Europe’s top island by Tripadvisor in 2014.
Heb Hostel is a family run 4 star Backpackers Hostel in the centre of Stornoway, 5 minutes walk from the harbour.
The Hostel has 3 shared dormitories and a family dorm, hot showers, a self catering kitchen, a common room with peat fire, free wi-fi, a large garden with bbq hut, bike shed and drying room.
As well as the hostel dormitories, we have a cosy Shepherds Hut in the garden which sleeps 2 in a double bed and 1 basic double ensuite room.
We also have facilities available to non-residents such as Toilet and Shower facilities and a Coin-Operated Laundry.
Our establishment is clean, safe, friendly and relaxed and we look forward to welcoming you here.
The Decca is a converted radio navigation station. We have created comfortable bedrooms and offer superior home cooked meals using fresh local produce.
Food and music - We are proud to offer high quality evening meals and music to guests and non-residents. Special summer evenings include informal talks, traditional Scottish music and Hebridean tasting meals.
Expect hearty portions prepared with respect and love often accompanied by Pete on the grand piano.
All our food is sourced as locally and as ethically as possible. We have a kitchen garden and, in season, regularly serve our own potatoes, onions, spinach, carrots, parsnips, kale, herbs and courgettes. We also grow edible flowers. We source an excellent range of freshly caught fish and meat which is usually slowly and gently roasted or braised to create succulant tender tasty dishes in a traditionally Scottish manner.
We aim to please and (with advance notice) are happy to cater for your dietary needs. Most dishes can for example, be made gluten free.
The Decca is not licensed but you are welcome to bring your own wine or beer and we are happy to provide glasses. We sell a small range of non-alchoholic drinks available to purchase.
Evening meals must be booked in advance and we will discuss the menu in advance as we do not generally offer a choice.
Address: The Decca Restaurant, Lionel, Isle of Lewis, HS20XB
We stock a variety of Laptops, PC's, Games Consoles, Games, MP3 players, iPads and accessories, Mobile Phones, Chargers, Sim Cards, Top-ups, International Calling Cards and much more.
From our Shop on Bayhead in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis we travel all over the Western Isles covering from the Butt of Lewis in the North, down through Harris and through the Uists to the Isle of Barra in the south.
Charles Macleod Ltd is a family business that stretches back over seven decades - our ongoing success has been built on two firmly established principles: top quality meat with excellent customer service and attention to detail. With the wholesome richness of the island pastures and an environment that very few can surpass, our meat is consistently of the highest order. We know all our suppliers personally, so you can rely that we only ever use the best products around.
Multi award winning, including seven Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Foods, our Stornoway Black Pudding is made with Scottish oatmeal to give a unique texture and the moist deep flavour is a result of high quality ingredients and fine balance of seasoning. Essential in a traditional breakfast or perfect accompaniment to a range of savoury ingredients such as scallops, chicken, beef and pork.
Address: Charles Macleod, Ropework Park,Matheson Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS12LB
Cafes, Gift Shops, Something Special, Takeaway Food, Yacht Hampers
When in Stornoway, take the opportunity to visit Delights and sample the finest selection of local and award-winning foods.
At the heart of the community, the shop is renowned for serving the best coffee in town, complemented by excellent home baking.
Whether you browse the range of stylish and practical giftware or order a Hebridean hamper, this gem of a shop is well worth a visit.
Address: Delights, 18 North Beach, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2XQ
The Scottish island bakery that supplies delicious biscuits to the world.
Stag’s baking heritage on the beautifully unspoilt Outer Hebridean island of Lewis stretches back to 1885 and although our bakery is now modern, many things have not changed since those early days.
Skilled people, attention to detail, traditional recipes and time honoured methods are still at the heart of this artisan bakery and it shows in our products. Only the finest ingredients and lots of care go into our biscuits and cakes and nothing is rushed. Both our people and our doughs are given all the time they need to develop naturally, growing in flavour and character through the process.
We are one of the leading producers of traditionally slow cured smoked salmon in the world, based in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
As an artisan producer, we craft small amounts of our double Scottish smoked salmon for our discerning customers who appreciate its multi layered complexity and lingering subtleties. This splendid smoked fish, which was once seen as a luxury item, can be used in many recipes, from soup to sushi, as well as enjoyed on its own, or accompanied by a number of sides.
We are the heirs to 150 years of smoking tradition, located in Stornoway, on the Scottish Hebridean Isle of Lewis, the old centre of the herring industry. We are the last who smoke our own salmon in a seasoned brick kiln over smouldering embers, whilst using our own unique recipe. This allows the salmon to cure slowly over four to five days, as was the Stornoway way, rather than the more usual one day which prevails now.
The methods we use can greatly curtail our production, but it enhances the quality of our products.
Address: The Stornoway Smokehouse, Shell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS12BS
Your comfort and safety is our goal. Punctuality is a given. We realise the value of customer service and understand that if we do not look after you, then you will choose somebody else to. We want you to become a "regular" and join the many customers for whom "STS" has become a bye-word for reliability and service.
All our drivers are DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND verified/certified.
Our 24/7 pledge
We are staffed 24/7 and pledge to answer every call quickly and efficiently. Morning, 'noon and night.
Address: Stornoway Taxis and Courier Service, 7 Bells Rd, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS12QT
Alex Dan's Cycle Centre has been run from its current location for the past 25 years. The Cycle Centre is now undergoing changes with its past owner retiring and the new owner Marc Hardy taking over the reigns.The Cycle Centre will be providing the same services that it used to do, with a slight change of direction which will take place over the coming years.
Alex Dan's Cycle Centre will still be supplying bikes from Raleigh, Trek and Dawes as well as supplying all related cycling accessories and clothing. The cycle centre will also continue to provide a service and repair facility as well as provide hire bikes.
We will aim to provide our customers with the best quality service and great products.
Address: 67 Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DS
Bike and Kayak Hire.
From an afternoon exploring the ancient Callanish stones to an exciting trail ride through the Harris hills, being on a bike is a great way of enjoying the islands. We now have a small fleet of sit-top Kayaks, so once you're done playing on terrafirma why not take to the seas to explore our magnificent coastline, who knows what you might find.
Address: Bike Hebrides, 6 Sand Strand Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS12UE
The Good Food Boutique was established in 2010 by local foodie Emma Campbell-Macleod. The business is primarily a Delicatessen, specialising in hand made artisan products but also covers a much wider market of high quality food items for the real foodies as well as a selection of whole foods.
In addition, The Good Food Boutique offers a selection of catering options such as canapes for weddings, exhibitions, parties or work functions as well as a simpler working lunch of sandwiches and/or salads. We also can make you an original cheese board or "cake of cheese" decorated to your theme for that special occasion to serve instead of or even alongside the more traditional fruit cake, providing any biscuits and accompaniments as required.
Address: The Good Food Boutique, 59-61 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS12DD
Accommodation, Cafes, Corporate Events, Gift Shops, Something Special, Visitor Attractions
The west coast of Lewis, the most northerly island in the Outer Hebrides, is rich in prehistoric remains, and no visitor to the island need ever lack for an interesting place to visit or something fascinating to see.
The magnificent Standing Stones of Callanish (or Calanais, which is the Gaelic version) are famous worldwide. No matter what the weather is like and however many visitors are present, these ancient stones have an enigmatic, magical quality that never fails to move.
Whatever inspired their construction, all agree that the experience of visiting the Standing Stones of Calanais is not one to be missed.
We are Stornoway’s foremost suppliers of fishing, sailing and water sports equipment. In our shop on Stornoway Harbour we stock a huge range of products from workwear to inflatable boats. Whether you are looking for engine oil or a wetsuit, if it’s nautical based we’ll have it.
You can reserve any of the items seen online for collection in store and if you can’t find what you’re looking for give us a call on 01851 702 563.
Address: Stornoway Fishermans Co-op Ltd, King Edward Wharf, Stornoway, HS1 2XT