As TripAdvisor’s top island pick in 2014, Lewis has got a lot to recommend it. The Callanish stones are one of the finest examples of Neolithic standing stones to be found anywhere in Scotland, and the beaches are broad sweeps of white sand and clear seas. The ferry to Stornoway delivers you to the hub of the island, home to the HebCelt Festival each year, and the rest of the isle is yours for an adventure. The moors and lochs and coasts support plenty of wildlife, and a round of Stornoway Black Pudding should keep you going while you explore. And to warm up after the days outdoors, the 200 year old Abhainn Dearg Distillery is worth a visit.

Departs… Arrives… Duration… Provider… Frequency…
Ullapool Stornoway 2hrs 45mins CalMac Year round