Stornoway
Aerial view of Stornoway Harbour (c) Stornoway Port Authority

Stornoway

As one of Europe’s last untouched natural habitats, the Outer Hebrides are home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world. The idyllic town of Stornoway lies on the Isle of Lewis, 30 miles off the northwest coast of Scotland and is the gateway to the Outer Hebrides - the only British destination to feature in Wanderlust magazine’s 100 Greatest Travel Experiences. Stornoway’s beautiful natural harbour plays host to yachts, cruise ships and fishing vessels against the stunning backdrop of the grounds of the Lews Castle.
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




  1.  Callanish Stones

    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.
  2.  Dun Carloway

    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.
  3.  Sports and Adventure

    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
  4.  Wildlife

    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.









Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
156m
Max. Draught, M:
6.5
More Info Draught:
-
Max. Air Draught, M:
-
More Info Air Draught:
no restrictions
No. Of Quays:
3
Quay Length Total, M:
310
Quay Depth, M:
6
Anchorage Available:
yes
Anchorage Compulsory:
no
Passenger Terminal:
yes
Pilotage Compulsary:
as regulation
Tugs Available:
no
Bunkering:
yes
Tidal Movement/range, M:
5
Water:
yes
Ships Tenders Allowed:
yes
Garbage Disposal:
yes
Airport Distance, Km:
4
City Centre Distance, Km:
0.5
Passengers
Calls


Passengers 2017
Calls 2017