Areas of the Isle of Lewis

A selection of areas of interest around the Isle of Lewis in geographical locations.

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Tolsta Beach areas

Back and North Tolsta

This area lies along the B895 to the north east of Stornoway, along the coast. Read more

Bridge to Great Bernera

Isle of Great Bernera

At Bosta in the north west, the island has a wonderful beach, and an 'iron age' village. One of the Iron Age houses has been superbly rebuilt, and entry is available during the summer. Read more

The Pier in South Lochs areas


Lochs is the area of Lewis to the south east of Lewis and is divided into three sections: Kinloch, North and South Lochs. Read more

Port of Ness


A 857 to Ness (Nis) Northwards from Barvas, this route has many small art based businesses, ranging from potteries and art galleries to several first class photographers. Read more

Lews Castle in Stornoway

Lews Castle


Stornoway is the main port on the Island, due to its sheltered location with the ferry to Ullapool a regular visitor. The sheltered harbour is the reason for Stornoway's existence and was named by the visiting Vikings "Steering Bay" which, when phonetically translated, became the name Stornoway. Read more

Uig areas and beach


The area lies to the south west corner of the Isle of Lewis. The area is known for its amazing vast strand of shell beach and the site where the Lewis Chessmen were discovered. Read more