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Lewis is an island of both captivating history and stunning beauty and is steeped in Gaelic heritage. The island is predominately flat and is characterised by a mixture of moors and small lochs. Historical sites including the Iron Age Dun Carloway Broch and mysterious standing stones at Callanish are treasures to behold. Stornoway, the island’s main harbour town, is bustling with Gaelic arts and cultural events and is perfect for a day trip or longer stay with the annual Hebridean Celtic Festival a particular highlight.

Find out how easy it is to get to the Outer Hebrides and the alternative routes available. The main ferry to Lewis is from Ullapool on the mainland but can also be reached through Harris from Uig on Skye or Berneray from North Uist

Get more information on things to see and do in Lewis and find out about the range of events taking place throughout the year.

Download the free "Ultimate Outer Hebrides" App your ideal journey companion.

Callanish Standing Stones Bostadh Beach Butt of Lewis Lighthouse An Lanntair Stornoway Tolstadh Beach Gearrannan Village MV Isle of Lewis
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MV Isle of Lewis

Interactive deck plans and downloads for the route, Ullapool – Stornoway.


Located on Deck 4 surrounded by stunning sea views, Mariners offers an informal and unique dining experience.


Shop as you sail at our onboard retail outlet for gifts, CDs, books, confectionery and magazines.


Winter: LEWIS: Stornoway - Ullapool DOWNLOAD NOW
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