Royal Hotel Stornoway
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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 …
... house that someone wanted to charge me £5 to look inside. To add to my consternation there was a bus load of old people there. So I skipped that one and moved on, next stop was a Norse mill and kiln. This involved a walk to get to so prevented the old people getting there and it was free and probably better than the Arnol Blackhouse. So once again I was in the middle of nowhere, all by myself looking at some pretty cool stuff from hundreds of years ago. Next stop was ...
My original plan for today was to ride out to the Callinish Standing stones on the west coast of Lewis and camp somewhere around there. It was a ride of around 60 km from where I was staying. However given the weather hadn't improved any, I decided I would head up to Stornoway a day early and see if I could get 2 nights in the B and B I had booked instead of the 1 I had planned. I was in two minds ( both of them unsure) of what to do, whether ...
If I was moving on today I needed to be at the ferry terminal by 8.30 as the next sailing wasn't until 4 pm, this being a Sunday where everything closes. So I had to make a call on the weather, the rain had stopped but the wind was still howling although probably not quite at the intensity of last night, I decided that as I would have the wind behind me I would venture off and continue with my original itinerary. Unfortunately that meant heading into the wind for ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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