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Stornoway/Tarbet - Life & Times of Lewis (half day)

On leaving the island capital of Stornoway, today’s tour takes you across the island to the Black House of Arnol – a fully furnished island croft (small farm) complete with attached byre and stockyard. The house has very thick walls and a thatched roof, and a peat fire burns in the grate and you can see how the islanders used to live – crofting life as it was until only 50 years ago.

Journeying on brings you to the beautiful West coast of the island and to Callanish. Described as Scotland’s Stonehenge, the Callanish Standing Stones date from around 3000BC. There are a total of 32 stones in a circular and avenue design. It is thought that the site, one of several in the area, was constructed for astronomical observations. The stones stand like a petrified forest on the flat top of a peninsula which reaches out into East Loch Roag. Your exploration will continue before finally returning to Stornoway and your ship.

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Tours in Stornoway

Life & Times of Lewis
Harris & Lewis Scenic Tour

Ports in Scotland

Aberdeen
Anstruther
Ayr
Campbeltown
Dundee
Edinburgh
Greenock
Holy Loch
Inverary
Invergordon
Iona & Staffa
Kirkwall
Lerwick
Mull
Oban
Peterhead
Portree
Scrabster
Stornoway
Ullapool
Thanks to Scottish Viewpoint,Royal Yacht Britannia and Historic Scotland for images