Your walk will commence from the ship, taking you along the seafront and onto the coastal pathway.You’ll see the grounds that were originally laid out as part of the formal gardens belonging to Lews Castle, built on the foundations of a Hunting Lodge.
As you continue along the coastal path, you can admire lovely views across the bay, before heading inland. The pathway climbs gently to the highest point of the castle grounds to Gallows Hill, where the town’s gallows once stood. From here, take in the fabulous panoramic view of Stornoway.
Your walk will finally bring you closer to the impressive Lews Castle, once owned by Sir James Matheson and then sold on to Lord Leverhulme, founder of the renowned Lever Brothers. Its interesting past includes being used as a naval hospital during World War II, and a college in the 1950’s.
Step inside the recently renovated Museum and Archive at Lews Castle which is one of the most exciting and innovative projects completed in the Outer Hebrides in recent years. The facility creates a gateway to the Gaelic-rich heritage of the Outer Hebrides’ with displays and stories that capture the spirit of the islands.
From the castle, take the downhill walk back to the coast and retrace your steps back to the ship.

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