Royal Hotel Stornoway
Travel Blogs from Stornoway
Stornoway, what a great place to slow down and rest up. It's on the Isle of Lewis in the outer Hebrides of Scotland and it's landscape is very dramatic and encompasses all of what you'd expect from Scotland. I'll admit that I haven't done a lot here, in fact there is not much to do in Stornoway itself, but, that was the point of coming here, to …
I've started writing today's notes in the middle of the Minch whilst our boat, the MV Isle of Lewis bounces and crashes through a rough and broken sea. We're actually taking it 'green over the bow' once in a while and it feels like a proper ship on a proper sea. The purser has told me that yesterday the sea was flat calm, but of course he takes the …
The Calanais Standing Stones are a tough act to follow, but the Isle of Harris captured our imaginations with it's otherworldly feel! Our first stop on Harris was a lookout point used by Bonnie Prince Charlie when he was hiding after the unsuccessful Jacobite Uprising attempting to restore him to power as the rightful heir to the throne. From the misty mountains, the sense of isolation is strong and the view somewhat eerie, ...
... Norman! I had heard of Harris Tweed, but we learned that to be able to legally have that name, the cloth must be hand-woven by a weaver in their home from 100% wool that is carded, spun, dyed, and woven in the Outer Hebrides. It must then pass inspection before it can be stamped with the Harris Tweed trademark. Weaving had been an economic mainstay for Lewis for decades but nearly died out some years ago. Harris Tweed has ...
... represents about one third of the total population of the island. The sheltered harbor is the reason for the town’s existence and it was named “Steering Bay” by the visiting Vikings. The archipelago covers an area of 4,500 square miles. Most of its islands are covered by sparse vegetation and boast a fairly mild climate. The most famous export item is no ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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