Getting Here

Summer FlowersGetting here has never been easier and your break could take you from “pavement to peatbank” in a couple of hours with the following options:

Direct daily flights to and from Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh with Flybe

Direct weekday flights to and from Aberdeen with Eastern Airways

With the introduction of Road Equivalent Tariff, ferry travel costs are at an all time low – which must be a bonus in the current economic climate. There are sailings seven days a week between Ullapool and Stornoway and sailings Monday to Saturday from Uig, Isle of Skye to Tarbert, Isle of Harris. Contact Caledonian Macbrayne for more information including their Hopscotch tickets.

Travel to Carloway from Stornoway via the A857, turn left at Barvas (this is the first village you come to after leaving Stornoway).  The A859 for Harris and turn right at Leurbost for the A858 (Leurbost is the first village you come to after leaving Stornoway).  Or you can use the single track Pentland Road from Stornoway.

On arrival in the village take the Upper Carloway road across from the football pitch and you will find An Taigh Clach one mile from this junction on the left hand side.

Getting around

Walking in the village is a great way to meet the local people who live and work in this crofting and fishing community. Stroll down to the harbour where there are several local skipper/owners fishing the potentially rich but very unpredictable west coast waters for brown crab and the elusive Atlantic lobster.

Car hire is easily accessed and your valeted car can be waiting for you at the airport or ferry terminal.
Arnol Motors
Lewis Car Rentals
Mackinnon Self Drive
Stornoway Car Hire

If you prefer not to travel by car, we may be available to collect you from the airport or ferry terminal, but this must be requested at the time of booking.

There is a good local bus service – you don’t have far to go to catch a bus – just get the timing right (timetable available in information pack). Remember to take your bus pass if you are a senior citizen and all travel around the island could be completely free!

Viewing the island by bicycle is another option, with bicycle hire available in Stornoway and secure overnight storage in the utility shed, sightseeing and keep fit can be combined into one leisurely activity.