Visit Lews Castle

Something to enjoy every day

Found on the sweeping upper floors of Lews Castle, Together Travel‘s contemporary and luxurious collection of self-catering apartments and cosy bedrooms offer the perfect base camp to discover the Outer Hebrides…

Located in a modern purpose built extension to the restored Lews Castle the new Museum & Tasglann nan Eilean opened on 14 July 2016.

Exciting new galleries look at the stories of the Islands and Islanders. 

From beaches and crystal clear waters that rival the most beautiful islands, to its rich history and stunning scenery, this remote and utterly spectacular destination in the Outer Hebrides is the perfect venue for wedding celebrations and wonderful memories.

Visit Lews Castle

Something to enjoy every day

Whether searching for a delicious handcrafted dish sourced from the finest local ingredients, a frothy cappuccino from our Storehouse Café, a thoughtful gift from our Outfitters retail store, luxury Stornoway accommodation or an unforgettable journey through our ground floor public rooms – Lews Castle by Together Travel offers exceptional experiences in the heart of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

Find out more about what Lews Castle has to offer and start planning your trip.

Luxury Accomodation

Museum and Archive

Storehouse Café

Outfitters Shop

Weddings and Events

1680 - 2024

Steeped in history

Perched on an ancient incline, with unbeatable views over the inky blue waters of Stornoway (keep your eyes peeled for the seals bobbing amongst the gentle waves!), this inspiring, gothic-revival style castle hails from the mid-1800’s. Commissioned by Sir James Matheson, its historic walls have harboured nobility, WW2 hospital patients, college students and school children, but now, after a dedicated restoration, has opened its doors to visitors from across the globe to enjoy and explore through a range of self catering apartments.

Accomodation by Together Travel

Luxury Accomodation

As part of the grand revival, the upper floors of Lews Castle are now home to a warren of palatial self-catering apartments and contemporary suites, each unique in character and offering a luxurious stay amongst the turrets and towers. Offering sweeping views of Stornoway harbour, sumptuous décor, authentic island details (think Harris Tweed and Hebridean prints) and exceptional bathrooms, there is nowhere finer to rest your head during your escape to the Outer Hebrides.

Opening Times

Visit Lews Castle

Please note that all public rooms will be open as usual for the General Public

Museum nan Eilean

 For opening times visit The Outer Hebrides Heritage Services website here.

Storehouse Cafe & Outfitters Store

Summer: March - September

Winter: October - February

Whisky Bar

The beautiful Whisky Bar is currently only available for private events, but we look forward to re-opening to the general public in the future.


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.