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Lewis, also known as the Isle of Lewis, has one port - Stornoway - the largest town in the outer Hebrides.
From Stornoway you can take a ferry to Ullapool on the Scottish mainland.
Lewis is however, in actual fact, not an island but the north part of the Island of Lewis and Harris. Harris is in the name given to the southern part of the island, and Lewis to the north. In Harris you can find the ports of Leverburgh and Tarbert - meaning that Lewis and Harris have three ports in total.
You can book ferries to and from Lewis simply and easily on AFerry. To get a better idea of the range of services available, please look at the departures board below.
Ferries to and from Lewis
Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) Ferries operates a large variety of vessels. On the journey from Stornoway you will find there is a full range of facilities available including dining options and areas to enjoy a hot or cold drink or engage in a spot of souvenir shopping.
Stornoway port facilities
Stornoway is a manned port. In the winter it is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm and on Sundays from 12:00 midday to 2:30 pm. In the summer, Monday to Saturday it is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Sundays from 12:00 midday to 4:00 pm.
Parking is available free of charge. Short say parking (up to two hours) is available near the terminal. There is a also a larger public cark park for long stays located a short walk away.
If travelling by car, you are advised to arrive at least 45 minutes before your departure.
There is a taxi rank and also a nearby bus stop.
Other facilities include toilets, a large waiting area and a baby changing area.
Lewis is a wild island steeped in history. It is the most northern island in the Outer Hebrides. Stornoway is home to the An Lanntair Arts Centre as well as Harris Tweed and jewellery outlets, the Lews Loom Centre and Lews Castle.
Callanish Standing Stones are also a must-see for any visitor. They certainly rival stone-henge in their majesty. They are one of the finest examples of Neolithic standing stones in Scotland. The visitor centre exploring "the story of the stones" is also well worth a visit to find out how the stones were built but also what they have meant to the people of Lewis throughout the centuries.
The Blackhouse, the Shawbost Norse Mill and Kiln, and the Carloway Broch all also offer a glimpse of the past on this beautifully rugged island.
The island also offers wildlife in ambundance, especially birdlife and there are pristine beaches with crystal white sand and clear turquoise water.
After a day exploring, settle down for a spot of whisky from the Abhainn Dearg Distillery which also provides tours.
With so much to offer, why not book your ferry to Lewis simply and easily online today with AFerry?