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Stornoway Lewis Outer Hebrides Cruises

Outer Hebrides

The largest and most northerly of the Hebrides, forming one island with Harris, Lewis abounds in prehistoric remains, including the Callanish Standing Stones and Carloway Broch. Its wild landscape consists mainly of peat bog, rising in the south to 1,800 ft - hence its Gaelic name, Leodhos, meaning marshy. Stornoway is its only town.

The beautiful, treeless, windswept Outer Hebride islands, with their mountainous spine, are located in an area with countless lochs, rivers, inlets and pools. There&s an almost infinite variety of wildlife for nature lovers. Though primarily a land in which to marvel at natural rather than manmade things, the islands offer some marvelous historical structures.The most northerly of the Hebrides are Lewis and Harris Islands, connected to each other by a land bridge. Stornoway is the largest town on Lewis, an island that features Neolithic tombs and stones and an Iron Age tower, reflecting its ancient history. It is the place to shop for beautiful Harris tweeds.

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