Lews Castle - Route Planner

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With the Outer Hebrides consisting of an archipelago of beautiful islands, access to our luxury accommodation at Lews Castle by its very nature involves crossing the Scottish waters. There are a few options guests can choose when making their way North, so our team have created a handy summary of our most popular ways to travel below.

arriving by ferry

arriving by plane

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For guests looking to travel from mainland Scotland to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis (Lews Castle’s closest ferry port), Caledonian MacBrayne (or Calmac!) are the main provider of ferry passages and a great starting point to plan your journey. When travelling from mainland Scotland, guests can catch the Calmac at Ullapool which sails directly to Stornoway (which is then a short 1.5 mile drive to Lews Castle). Alternatively they can board at Uig on the Isle of Skye, which will take them to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. From Tarbert you can drive up through Harris, then Lewis, to reach the castle (approximately 45 minutes).

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For those not wishing to take their own car up to the Outer Hebrides, there are a range of flight routes to Stornoway Airport from the mainland, with ‘Scotland’s Airline’; LoganAir. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness all offer direct flights to Stornoway, as well as onward journeys and connecting flights to a multitude of other UK airports. With a warm welcome awaiting in the (tiny!) Stornoway Airport, guests can then easily make their way to Lews Castle which is just a 10 minute drive away. There are various car hire companies available at the airport all of which can be found on Google, or by contacting our Concierge Team.

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ullapool > stornoway

2h 45minutes

uig > tarbert

1h 40minutes

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directions from stornoway ferry port

directions from stornoway airport

(1.5 miles)

(10 minutes)

• Leave the Ferry Terminal • At the roundabout, take 1st exit onto Shell St. • At the roundabout, take 2nd exit onto James St/A866 (0.2mi) • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Matheson Rd/ B8027 (0.5 mi)) • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Macaulay Rd/ A857 (410 ft)) • Turn left onto Willowglen Rd (135 ft) • Turn left (0.4 mi) • Continue straight along this road, past the golf club, until you reach Lews Castle

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All information is correct at the time of publication (May 2021) and Together Travel takes no responsibility for the availability of transport options. These are merely our suggestions of how to reach the Outer Hebrides! If you have any further questions please feel free to contact our Concierge Team via 01625 416430.

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Exit Airport car park Go through 1 roundabout (0.6 mi) Turn right onto A866 towards Stornoway (2.2 mi) Follow A866 to Matheson Rd/B8027 in Stornoway (2.4 mi) Turn right onto A866 (2.2 mi) At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Sandwick Rd/ A866 (0.2 mi) At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Matheson Rd/ B8027 (0.6 mi)) At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Macaulay Rd/ A857 (410 ft)) Turn left onto Willowglen Rd (135 ft) Turn left (0.4 mi) Continue straight along this road, past the golf club, until you reach Lews Castle