We stayed in a beautiful self catering appartment in 19th century gothic-revival Lews Castle with magnificient views of Stornoway harbour. The large picture at the top of this post is taken from our bedroom – not bad for a hotel room, eh?
The island is steeped in history with my three favourite historical sights being
- Callanish Standing Stones – think Stonehenge, but with more stones, fewer barriers and far fewer tourists. (As an aside, the island has so many standing stones that you can hardle swing a sheep – to coin a phrase – without hitting one.)
- Carloway Broch, an iron age building with two concentric circular walls, having a staircase in the cavity between them.
- Museum nan Eilean with an interesting collection of artifacts from the island, presented in a fresh and modern way. Six of the Lewis Chessmen are also on display at the museum.
Alas, this is a photography blog. So rather than talk about how lovely and beautiful it was, let me instead show my favourite pictures from the week.