The County Hotel

Located right in the heart of Stornoway adjacent to An Lanntair Arts Centre and a few minutes from the ferry terminal, the County is a small, comfortable, traditional hotel with a popular restaurant serving Indian, Italian and local dishes. The restaurant is a popular retreat where islanders and visitors alike can relax and enjoy excellent … [read more]

40 NORTH FOODS

40 №RTH is located just off the A858 near Bragar. The Verandah Restaurant, newly opened in Jan 2017, provides a small and intimate environment to relax and enjoy all the exquisite food offerings. The weekend ‘specials’ menu is so popular it requires an order to be placed soon after it’s revealed on Facebook. The Croft … [read more]

The Machair

Running down the Atlantic side of the islands is one of the jewels of the Hebrides… the Machair (Mahair). Lying between the unfertile moorland and the sea, it’s like a Scottish Garden of Eden. Over centuries, the winds have blown shell-sand up onto the islands, balancing out the acid of the peat. But the machair … [read more]

Dùn Chàrlabhaigh

Dun Carloway Broch (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) is entered by a single low heavily-defended doorway with a guard chamber to one side. There are two further chambers at ground level within the massive thickness of the walls, and a stone-built staircase which rises between the inner and outer walls, giving access to the upper levels. Limited excavation … [read more]