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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day110

    Isle of Lewis

    October 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    The Isle of Lewis is actually connected to Harris and not a separate Isle. There is also a Uig on Lewis where we stopped to see the Iron Age House. The outer to stone partially underground with a roof covered in dirt & vegetation. A beautiful white sandy beach. Then on to the Callanish standing stones.Read more

  • Day121

    Garrabost, Isle of Lewis

    October 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Arrived at our home for the next three nights - it is a huge house and has stunning views. We found breakfast supplies waiting for us - I think we will be very comfortable here.
    This morning (Fri) promises to be a rain-free day so some more sightseeing is planned. Walked outside to be greeted by a hen walking up the road, a ram at the fence and horses in the next paddock - don't you love nature!Read more

  • Day111

    Blackhouse of Lewis

    October 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Until the start of the 20th Century the Blackhouses were the usual homes for the people on Lewis- stone base with a thatched roof. They now only housed the family but also animals. Very dark inside with no chimney so the smoke from the peat fire in the centre of the house was extremely unhealthy. Also had a stop at Clach an Trushal, the tallest standing stone in Britain standing at 6 metres high.Read more

  • Day121

    Och! What a grand day!

    October 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    We packed a lot into half a day - after driving off the ferry, we drove south of Tarbert then headed north and crossed from Isle of Harris (Harris Tweed) into Isle of Lewis; Bosta Iron age house (reconstructed); the Callanish Stones which are an arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern with a central stone circle, erected in the late Neolithic era; and then found our way to Garrabost, a village in the Point peninsula isthmus on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis. Scotland is more beautiful than I imagined!Read more

  • Day111

    Butt of Lewis

    October 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    This morning we took a trip to the very top of Lewis to Ness- reportedly the windiest spot in Scotland. Some choppy water! There is also a also a lighthouse there. Travelling around you can see stacks of peat which is still burnt in fireplaces for heating. Below is also a photo of a Broch which is another example of an Iron Age house.Read more

  • Day122

    All in a day...

    October 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    What we saw today -
    1. Truiseil Stone - said to be the tallest standing stone in Scotland (above ground it stands approx. 5.8m tall)
    2. Port of Ness, the beach and the harbour basin
    3. Butt of Lewis - the most northerly point of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The headland is frequently battered by heavy swells and storms and is marked by the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. (Guiness Book of Records - windiest spot in UK)Read more

  • Day122

    All in a day continued...

    October 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    4. The Arnol Blackhouse - traditional, fully furnished thatched house - sheltered a family and its animals under the same roof
    5. Gearrannan Blackhouse village - 9 restored traditional blackhouse cottages - lived in until as recently as 1974.
    6. Dun Carloway - a Broch (an Iron Age drystone hollow-walled structure of a type found only in Scotland) - it is remarkably well preserved with parts of the old wall reaching to 9 metres tall.
    ....and then we had a quick look around Stornoway.
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  • Day124

    Bye for noo Lewis

    October 8, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    We have been very lucky to have had such a beautiful location on the Isle of Lewis to relax over the past few days. We are now on our way to Ullapool, a small village on the shores of Loch Broom in the Highlands of Scotland, about an hour north of Inverness. These photos are from our last day-and-a-half on Lewis.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Eilean Siar, Western Isles, ELS

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