Parks and Gardens
There are not particularly many parks and gardens due to the difficult climate, particularly strong winds.
The two examples below are quite exceptional and well worth a visit.
Leathad Ard Open Gardens Charity
Our 1 acre sloping garden with stunning views over East Loch Roag has evolved along with the shelter hedges into a hidden oasis of colour all summer long. We open from 10 -6 every day except Sunday. Our main season is from 15th May to the end of August but outside those dates we would appreciate a call first to arrange a suitable time. Read more
Lews Castle parks and gardens
The castle has a large woodland area of mixed trees, which is a rarity for the Island, with its high winds and acid soil.
The Castle Grounds therefore are a wonderful place to go for a walk on well maintained paths and roads.
The Grounds also are the location of Latta's Mill, so named after a miller called John Latta, who died there after an accident in 1834
The woodland cafe is on the Stornoway side of the park and is a good place to have a relaxing cup of tea or coffe
There is an 18-hole golf course also adjacent to the castle adding even more recreational area.