The Outer Hebrides are steeped in history. Must-see local landmarks on the Isle of Lewis include the prehistoric Callanish Stones, constructed 1000 years before Stonehenge.
Stornoway is not only a historical hotspot, but also a cultural one. The Gaelic language and traditional folk music can still be seen and heard in the town. Walking tours of the town give visitors an insight into the unique heritage of the Outer Hebrides, where a warm welcome awai
- Constructed over five thousand years ago, the reason behind the Callanish Stones’ existence is still a mystery. Thousands visit each year to marvel at the stones, which are up to five metres tall.
- This Iron Age dwelling dates back to around 100BC and was probably inhabited by a wealthy family at the time. The Broch is well-preserved, allowing visitors a realistic view of life in this era.
- The most northerly tip of the Outer Hebrides is the Butt of Lewis which comprises of cliffs up to 80 feet high and is the location of 121ft high lighthouse - a fantastic place for wildlife watchers.
- Experience what life was like in a typical Lewis crofting township in the 20th Century in Gearrannan Village.
- White sand beaches and green seas, often voted as some of the best in the world in travel publications. Perhaps the best of them all is Luskentyre pictured here.
- In Bosta, Great Bernera, lies an Iron Age village dating from 600-700AD. The site was uncovered in 1992 after bad storm on Bosta Beach eroded the sand dunes and revealed the village buried beneath.