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Stornoway Destination Guide

Discover Stornoway in United Kingdom!

Stornoway in the region of Scotland with it's 5,423 habitants is a town located in United Kingdom - some 525 mi (or 845 km) North-West of London, the country's capital.

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Local time in Stornoway is now 01:54 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Europe / London" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Tórshavn, Vatisker, Swordale, Lochs, Leurbost or Barvas. When in this area, you might want to check out Stornoway, Sandwick, Ranish, Coll, Back and Branahuie as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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The Big Minch Swim arrives in Stornoway

00:48 min ( June 27, 2012 by ADB41)
Views: 434 - Rating: 5/5

A group of 8 swimmers have crossed from Ullapool to Stornoway in relay in 36 hours, braving killer whales and the darkness of the night to arrive in Lewis at 10pm on 26 June '12. The feat was accompli...

Leaving Stornoway on MV Isle of Lewis HD

08:17 min ( June 12, 2011 by IainH124A)
Views: 775 - Rating: 5/5

Leaving a very still & calm Stornoway on Caledonian MacBrayne's MV Isle of Lewis to Ullapool with passenger safety announcement. Filmed with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 / DMC-ZS3 in HD

Fairground at Stornoway

01:43 min ( August 03, 2007 by ADB41)
Views: 1,982 - Rating: 3/5

Some footage of the fairground in the South Beach carpark

Leaving Stornoway on MV Isle of Lewis HD

10:00 min ( June 13, 2010 by IainH124A)
Views: 566 - Rating: 0/5

24th April 2010: Leaving a breezy Stornoway Ferry Terminal onboard Caledonian MacBrayne MV Isle of Lewis to sail to Ullapool. Filmed with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 / DMC-ZS3 in HD

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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Stornoway during the next days.


Tartan Touch Single Pass - Stornoway RFC

Beginning: 07:30 pm (19:30).
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Interesting facts about this location

Hebridean Celtic Festival

The Hebridean Celtic Festival is an international Celtic music festival, which takes place annually in Stornoway on Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The biggest headliners to date have been Runrig, Van Morrison, The Levellers and KT Tunstall. Many other acts take part in the event, including visiting international artists, solo artists and local musicians. The main arena is situated on the Castle Green, in front of Lews Castle.

More reading: Hebridean Celtic Festival homepage
Located at 58.21, -6.39 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Folk festivals in Scotland, Music festivals in Scotland, Visitor attractions in the Outer Hebrides

Lews Castle

Lews Castle is a Victorian era castle located west of the town of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. It was built in the years 1847-57 as a country house for Sir James Matheson who had bought the whole island a few years previously with his fortune from the Chinese Opium trade. It was designed by the Glasgow architect Charles Wilson. In 1918, the Lewis estate including the castle was bought by industrialist Lord Leverhulme from the Matheson family.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 58.21, -6.39 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Castles in the Outer Hebrides, Category A listed buildings in Scotland, Country houses in Scotland, Houses completed in 1857, Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, Lewis, Listed buildings in the Outer Hebrides, Listed houses in Scotland

Lewis Loom Centre

The Lewis Loom Centre is the heart of the Harris Tweed industry. It is located in Stornoway, Lewis, in

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 58.21, -6.39 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in the Outer Hebrides, Lewis, Visitor attractions in the Outer Hebrides, Weaving

HMS Iolaire

HMS Iolaire was an Admiralty yacht whose sinking on the 1 January 1919 in the Minch was one of the worst maritime disasters in United Kingdom waters during the 20th century. At least 205 perished of the 280 aboard.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 58.21, -6.39 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Individual yachts, Maritime incidents in 1919, Shipwrecks in the Minch, World War I passenger ships of the United Kingdom

North Lochs

North Lochs, (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann a Tuath nan Loch), an area in southeast Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, is named for the many lochans (small lochs) which dot the landscape. Because of its largely undulating and rocky terrain, it is sparsely populated apart from flat ground near the coast. Its communities support traditional crofting and fishing. North Lochs life is centered at the twin villages of Leurbost and Crossbost.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 58.21, -6.39 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.