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Stornoway Harbour

Cromwell Street | Amity House, Esplanade Quay HS1 2XS, Stornoway, Scotland
+44 1851 702688
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6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh
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  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
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“fishing boats” (25 reviews)
“lews castle” (23 reviews)
“small town” (5 reviews)
Cromwell Street | Amity House, Esplanade Quay HS1 2XS, Stornoway, Scotland
+44 1851 702688
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Reviews (195)
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was so pleased to finally arrive on the island. All my life I've wanted to visit the outer Hebrides. The harbour is in Center of town. Drive off the ferry and you're in town. Very convenient.

Thank Angelgirl61
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were expecting to have to take a one hour boat trip (for £80) in order to show the children some seals, however the very helpful lady at Stornoway Tourist Information Office suggested just going and standing at the harbour instead. We studied the tide...More

Thank ourmaminhavana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very pretty little harbour with lots of fishing boats where the seals hang out over looked by Lews Castle. An old sailing ship adds to the atmosphere and some colourful buildings make it a little reminiscent of Nyhavn in Copenhagen.

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a lovely evening stroll around the harbour and it is just so pretty. You get a good view from the castle grounds so it is worth walking up sufficiently to be able to cross over the water and then look back as...More

Thank sbizzle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the sunlight (which we had a surprising amount of!) the harbour was nice to walk round. In the evening light the fishing boats were all lined up. In the daytime, some lovely yachts were visible. Nice to see.

1  Thank Jane G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice harbour to wander around, lots of sail boats normally in dock along with working fishing boats. There's a few seats too if you want to have lunch outside and it is in the centre of the small town too. Nice views across to the...More

Thank Cassie1720
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real if small working port and the compact older harbor and the adjacent larger new harbor areas frame a small peninsula of the historic waterfront. Pleasant and with a variety of pubs and eating venues.

Thank LabmeisterII
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caught ferry from here to return to Ullapool after a week touring the islands. Gorgeous sunny day showed the harbour off at its best. Great views, saw a seal lazily floating near the pier. Close to town centre makes it easy to access.

Thank Carsibobs
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A necessary part of a ferry trip, but not necessarily intrinsically interesting enough to merit a special trip.

Thank D M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

For the best views go across to Lews Castle on the opposite side - and call in to the Castle museum and the tearoom whilst you're there. Active working harbour. Watch the fishing boats unload their catch.

Thank 2008J-V
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