The Outer Hebrides are steeped in history. Must-see local landmarks on the Isle of Lewis include the prehistoric Callanish Stones, constructed 1000 years before Stonehenge.
Stornoway is not only a historical hotspot, but also a cultural one. The Gaelic language and traditional folk music can still be seen and heard in the town. Walking tours of the town give visitors an insight into the unique heritage of the Outer Hebrides, where a warm welcome awai
- Constructed over five thousand years ago, the reason behind the Callanish Stones’ existence is still a mystery. Thousands visit each year to marvel at the stones, which are up to five metres tall.
- This Iron Age dwelling dates back to around 100BC and was probably inhabited by a wealthy family at the time. The Broch is well-preserved, allowing visitors a realistic view of life in this era.
- The rugged landscape of the Outer Hebrides makes it an ideal place for hillwalking while the beautiful beaches and lochs provide the perfect environment for water sports including kayaking and surfing
- The Outer Hebrides are home to a vast array of wildlife including the Golden Eagle, otters and red deer, while dolphins, porpoises and whales are often seen in the surrounding waters of the islands.
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