Lews Castle

Isle of Lewis, Scotland

A castle stay steeped in history near the heart of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis - includes apartment options plus a welcome hamper with prosecco

Set near the coast, Lews Castle is a historic, remote and spectacular destination situated in the Outer Hebrides. Overlooking Stornoway harbour, this striking Gothic Revival-style castle was built in the mid-1800s by Sir James Matheson and has since been restored to its former glory - as demonstrated by its feature on Channel 4's programme Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year. Now a plush self-catering residence, combining Scottish charm with contemporary elegance, its opulent guest rooms and apartments offer a calming environment, while its Storehouse café is perfect for a light bite or pick-me-up.

For a taste of just how magical the Outer Hebrides can be, venture out to find magical coasts and captivating countrysides, all lined with walking trails for the perfect active day out. Those in the mood for light sight-seeing will find the town of Stornoway a 20-minute walk away, while Tolsta Beach is further north and the Callanish Standing Stones are a 30-minute drive west. Golf lovers will find respite at the nearby Raon Goilf Course, too, while history buffs should make a beeline for the Museum nan Eilean on the castle grounds.

Good to know

A welcome hamper is included as part of our offers, stocked to the brim with tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, a bottle of wine, a bottle of prosecco, cheese, butter, fresh eggs, jam, bacon, relish and oat biscuits.

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Country Historic Hotel Relaxing Scenery UK and Ireland

We like

  • The blend of classic and contemporary styles throughout the guest rooms
  • The ideal location, a leisurely walk from the centre of Stornoway and an easy drive from Tolsta Beach
  • The breathtaking beauty of the Outer Hebrides, home to a magical countryside and untouched coastlines

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