Things To Do on The Isle Of Lewis | Natural Retreats
Why we love Lews Castle
with xplore expert Rebecca L

Fall In Love With Lews Castle

The Isle of Lewis goes hand-in-hand with adventure, with a wealth of activities just a hop and a skip from Lews Castle. To help you make the most of your visit, we've outlined a sample 3-day itinerary for you to enjoy.

The perfect destination to escape to the Outer Hebrides, fantastic for wildlife spotting and breathing in the fresh coastal air, yet just a hop, skip and a jump away from the beautiful coastal town of Stornoway. Set in an idyllic location, the Castle is an ideal place to uncover the delights of the local beaches and stunning scenery. Excellent walking trails can be found in the surrounding gardens and woodland and along the paths of the nearby coast. There are also an abundance of water sports including surfing, and plenty of family activities.

DAY 01

Beach Hopper

Spend your first day beach-hopping along the Lewis coastline, with goodies gathered from The Storehouse and packed into a picnic. Tolsta Beach on the North Coast is a must for it's spectacular golden beaches and turquoise waters, and Valtos Beach on the West Coast is a close second for seriously stunning vistas. Don't forget the camera!

Explore Stornoway

DAY 02

History Galore

Meander your way around the 'Museum nan Eilean', just next door to the beautiful Lews Castle. Discover the infamous 'Lewis Chessmen' and their huge cultural significance, plus plenty of other historical treasures and exhibits to feast your eyes on. After your visit, head to The Storehouse for a warming Starbucks cappucino then check out The Outfitters for a souvenir or two to take back to your loved ones!

Tempting Treats

DAY 03

Unforgettable Activities


Fishing on Loch Mor an Stairr

The main trout reservoir for Stornoway, just off the A857.


Stornoway Golf Club

Undulating 18 hole course with panoramic views to the mainland.


Segway Hebrides

Experience the fun and adventure of Segway gliding in the beautiful Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway.

Hit The Coast

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Rebecca L

Europe Xplore Team

Fall in love with the Isle of Lewis with its picture perfect beaches and our ancient castle nestled amongst magical woodlands

With a background in Events Management and Tourism, Rebecca gained five years of experience in the hospitality industry before joining Natural Retreats in September 2015. She loves to travel and fully experience the culture of the areas that she visits. Her favourite place to visit is Natural Retreats Llŷn Peninsula, as it’s the perfect combination of coast and countryside.