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Itinerary #6: Lewis


The Isle of Lewis, the largest of the Hebridean islands, is rich in history and heritage, wildlife, crofting culture and outdoor adventure. 

Whatever your holiday style you will find accommodation  to suit every need in Lewis. Whether you're looking for a stylish boutique hotel, a self-catering cottage, or a campsite near the famous Callanish Standing Stones - there is something for everyone. 

Dalmore Beach by Rachel Keenan


For the nature enthusiasts... 

Explore the beautiful, rugged coastlines of Lewis from the saddle with Traigh Mhor Pony Trekking . The small family-run business offers guided treks along the famous pristine Tràigh Mhòr sands. There will be plenty of photo opportunities to capture those special moments as you take in the spectacular views - and there's a high chance you'll spot some of the Hebridean wildlife  too! 

Boat trips are the perfect way to discover the crystal-clear waters of the Outer Hebrides. Whether you're interested in a wildlife trip or a family trip, Seatrek  offers an unforgettable experience exploring the coastline, and some of the most beautiful, remote and unspoilt areas of the Outer Hebrides. Choose from a range of exhilarating short trips in purpose built Rigid Inflatable Boats or opt for a day cruise aboard 'Lochlann' (operates in summer season). 

Horses on Benbecula


For the culture and history enthusiasts... 

Discover the rich history of the proud Lewis people, from the Norse invasions to the strong Gaelic traditions that are still observed today. 

Visit the Callanish Standing Stones  - the finest examples of Neolithic standing stones to be found anywhere in Scotland, dating back to over 5000 years ago. Towering almost 5 metres into the skies, the stones dominate the landscape, overlooking lochs and tiny islands.  

Family walking round the Callanish Standing Stones


For those looking to relax and unwind

Visit Hebridean Spa , sit back, relax and indulge in some time for yourself amongst the beautiful surroundings. From luxurious sauna and hot tub facilities to massage treatments and a licensed bar, you'll leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and fully refreshed after a spa day on the Isle of Lewis. 

If walking is your way of switching off from busy everyday life, Bosta Beach  has been listed as one of the best beaches in Lewis by visitors. Stroll along the white sands and take in the surrounding beauty of the clear blue waters and green meadows littered with wildflowers in the summer months. Keep an eye out for the Highland Cattle who are known to roam around the beach. Breathtaking views out to the Atlantic make it the perfect spot for some photographs. 

Hebridean Spa

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