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Address: Cromwell Street | Amity House, Esplanade Quay HS1 2XS, Stornoway, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1851 702688
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It's a harbour

Has a buzz about it as a working harbour. Mix of pleasure and working boats as well as the ferries. A lot of parking, public loos and places to eat and drink nearby. If you're... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
David M
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our daughter while we were in Stornaway there were some nice enough views and a few unusual statues but I wouldn't go out of my way to come here.

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Thank NottsKim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Superb route to run with varied views to keep your interest. Probably a 10k if you go through the castle gardens as well and the war memorial. Undulating terrain on hard packed gravel. Great enjoy.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot to visit especially if the water is very still, the reflections look stunning in photographs!

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Has a buzz about it as a working harbour. Mix of pleasure and working boats as well as the ferries. A lot of parking, public loos and places to eat and drink nearby. If you're in town you can't help but drive past or walk past it. Worth a look.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

As Harbours go it is just that - a harbour. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful sight to see with the boats tied up and the many restaurants.

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Thank Bruce H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Great harbour to stroll around. Everything within walking distance. Great bars, restaurants and excellent fresh fish can be purchased on the dock. Lews Castle grounds are stunning as are the boats and seals. Highly recommended!

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Elgin Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Central to the life of the town, this harbour is where the ferry docks, as well as being home to fishing boats, trading vessels and yachts.

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La Spezia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Again, it's just the harbor by town, but there's some nice walking to be had in the area and the seals were hanging out by the fishing docks, so I enjoyed it.

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

As long as it's a nice enough day, then it's a nice wee walk along the harbour seeing all the boats. Cross over the bridge, and walk along the path to Cuddy Point so that you can view the harbour from the other side too.

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Thank Andrew M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Picturesque working harbour and fishing port. Looks over to the castle. Sculptures depicting local people along the waterfront lined with buildings including shops. Great for an early morning walk.

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