Royal Hotel Stornoway
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsRoyal Hotel Stornoway
A Hotel of old, great hospitality and very comfortable rooms. In the town on the river right across from the castle
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We've had a magnificent few days on the roads travelling from Fort William to now being on the Outer Hebredies. The scenery has been stunning, incredibly rugged and changes constantly. Lots of heather on the mountains and we took to some 'quaint' little back roads around the Isle of Skye. Lots of blind corners and blind summits!
We stayed at a fabulous B&B last night at Dornie and had some delicious local smoked salmon for breakfast. We then travelled across the Isle of ...
... ruin of a sort of fort thing up on the hill. We climbed up the fort and then up the massive hill next to it. We did a lot of walking today but the views were worth it. After our wee jaunt, we went to our next stop which was the blackhouse village in gearrannan. These houses were built in the 1880s and people lived in them until 1970s. They were built from stone and thatch and had peat fireplaces. So they were a bit stinky... The main ...
... day we boarded our next ferry over to Isle of Harris. We landed here, but ended up driving north to Isle of Lewis stopping on the way for numerous photos and a peep in the Harris of Tweed store (I was good and didn't buy anything). That eve we met a lovely local walking his dog who showed us where we could wild camp for the night. The wind wasn't bad on Isle of Lewis, so we stayed next to a pier ...
... there until morning and help arrived. Only the top of the mast was above water after the storm was done bashing the ship against the Beasts.
I stood for a moment in silence, in respect for those 204 men, who had served for the past 4 years of their lives in World War I, who must have been overjoyed at the prospect of returning home, who never arrived. Donna, who teaches 6 year olds here in Stornoway, said she teaches them about the Iolaire, even though ...
... and said modestly, our pictures are in the homes of people all around the world! Our trip has indeed been one in which our timing has been impeccable, giving us a rich supply of memorable adventures.
One of the twin daughters of Peggy Millhouse had invited us all to come to supper at her home. The twins arrived after she already had 4 children and as Peggy said of them, towards the end my children started arriving in pairs. Mina lives in an area called Point, near ...