Getting Here

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

Direct flights to and from Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh with Loganair.

With 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 Uig, Isle of Skye to Tarbert, Isle of Harris. Contact Caledonian MacBrayne for more information including their Hopscotch tickets.  Please note that prior booking of ferry journeys is essential and weekend sailings during the summer months are extremely popular.

Travel to Carloway from Stornoway via the A857 and turn left at Barvas onto the A858.

Travel to Carloway from Tarbert is via the A859 and turn left at Leurbost onto the A858.

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.

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.  Remember to take your bus pass if you are a senior citizen as bus journeys 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.