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You're going to love Stornoway

The capital of the Outer Hebrides and the main town on the island of Lewis. Lively Stornoway is the perfect base for exploring a region of wild and untamed beauty.

Stornoway is great for history, nature, and beaches.

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Getting to Stornoway

Ferries run from Ullapool on Scotland’s west coast and take just under three hours to reach Lewis. Ullapool is an hour's drive from Inverness airport.

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Staying in Stornoway

There are B&Bs, hotels, hostels and self-catering options dotted around the island of Lewis. If you're after restaurants and pubs, Stornoway is a good place to spend your evenings.

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