Lews Castle


Contact & Directions

In this section you will find the essentials about opening hours, directions, and how to contact us.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or to let us know what you think of the facilities – your views are important.

Lews Castle

Castle Grounds




Museum: 01851 822746



Archive: 01851 822750



Accommodation: Lews Castle by Natural Retreats: 01625 416 430


Museum nan Eilean | Opening Hours

10am until 5pm 1 April to 30 September

1pm until 4pm 1 October to 31 March

Closed Thursdays and Sundays

The museum is designed to be fully accessible – see our guide to accessibility features.

Archive | Opening Hours

The Archive Reading Room is available by appointment from 10:00 until 17:00 every weekday.

The archive is designed to be fully accessible – see our guide to accessibility features.

Lews Castle by Natural Retreats

For all enquiries concerning our luxurious accommodation, wedding and venue hire, the Storehouse or the Outfitters,
please contact:

Natural Retreats, Whitecroft House, 51 Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5BQ
Tel:  + 44 (0)1625 416 430
email:  info@naturalretreats.com

The Storehouse & The Outfitters Opening Times
Both our delicious café and charming Outfitters store are open from 09:30 until 18:00 every day (including Sundays).

How to get to Lews Castle

Lews Castle overlooks Stornoway Harbour. Access by car is via Willowglen Road, off the A857, and for pedestrians via footpaths accessible from the bridge at Bayhead or further north at the former porter’s lodge.

If you are using a navigation system, our postcode is HS2 0XS.

All images ©Isobel Martin unless otherwise stated