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The main settlement is Castlebay, on the southern side of the island, situated in a wide sheltered bay and overlooked by Sheabhal (383 m), on top of which is a marble statue of the Blessed Virgin and Child. It's a short but steep walk up to the top from the town, and the views are well worth it. The once-thriving herring port is also overlooked by the large Roman Catholic church, Our Lady, Star of the Sea.
Castlebay Ferry Port Services
As the main ferry port, Castlebay provides the full range of services: hotels, B&Bs, shops, a bank (but no ATM) and post office.The tourist information centre is on the main street near the ferry terminal. It has information on local walks and will book accommodation for you.
Getting Around Castlebay
On arrival at Castlebay, you will be able to see that it is possible to hire out a car for about £20 per day, and that you can also hire out bicycles and Taxis, some of which will give you a tour of the island.
12 Jun 2018Great trip
Review by JAMES ROY
18 Apr 2018Easter Trip
I was disappointed there wasnt anywhere to sit, families had put there coats and bags on all available places. i think you should have a policy in place that people cannot reserve seats.
Review by Anon
18 Aug 2017Castlebay
good journey, ontime- good fish and chips
Review by GRAHAM INNES
17 May 2017Excellent Hopscotch experience
What an efficient company to deal with right from online booking through to the ferry itself. Helped by good weather I admit, but my Outer Hebrides Hopscotch Oban - Barra - Uists - Lewis - Ullapool over a period of 10 days in May 2017 went to plan with polite and helpful staff at every turn. Well done Calmac.
Review by Barry Fielder
06 Sep 2016The Ferry
The ferry, staff and facilities were excellent
Review by JB