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Stornoway
in Great Britain

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Stornoway

Stornoway is a town located on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It is the largest town in the Hebrides and the administrative centre of the Outer Hebrides. The town is situated on the east coast of the island, on the shores of the Sound of Harris, and is surrounded by hills and lochs.

The town has a long history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Iron Age. In the Middle Ages, Stornoway was an important port for trade and fishing. The town was also the site of a number of battles between the Norse and the Scots. In the 18th century, Stornoway became the base for the Hebridean herring fleet, which was the largest in Europe at the time.

Today, Stornoway is a thriving town with a population of around 8,000 people. It is a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as Lews Castle and the Stornoway Historical Society Museum. The town is also home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Hebridean Celtic Festival, the Stornoway Maritime Festival, and the Stornoway International Street Festival.

Stornoway is well-connected, with regular ferry services to the mainland and flights to a number of UK destinations. The town is also served by a number of bus services and is home to an airport.

Stornoway is a vibrant and welcoming town, with a unique culture and history. It is a great place to visit and explore, offering a range of attractions, activities and experiences.

Excursion tips for a day in Stornoway

As a tourist in Stornoway in Great Britain, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a day. Here are some of the top activities to explore in the area:

1. Visit the Lews Castle Museum and Gardens – explore the castle and its grounds, which include a museum, art gallery, and café.

2. Take a boat tour – get a closer look at the coastline and its wildlife by taking a boat tour of the area.

3. Explore the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village – take a step back in time and explore the thatched-roof cottages and other historical buildings in the area.

4. Visit the An Lanntair Arts Centre – explore the art galleries, theatre, and café at this cultural centre.

5. Go shopping in Stornoway – browse the local shops and markets for a unique shopping experience.

6. Visit the Callanish Standing Stones – explore the prehistoric stone circle, which is believed to be over 5,000 years old.

7. Enjoy the local cuisine – sample the local seafood dishes and other traditional fare.

8. Take a walk along the beach – enjoy the stunning coastal views as you take a leisurely stroll along the beach.

9. Visit the Harris Tweed Hebrides – explore the weaving mill and learn about the traditional methods of producing Harris Tweed fabric.

10. Take a day trip to the Isle of Lewis – explore the isle’s beautiful scenery and visit its historical sites.

Experience Stornoway with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Stornoway. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Stornoway

The climate in Stornoway in Great Britain is mild and temperate throughout the year. In the winter months, temperatures range from an average low of 5°C (41°F) to an average high of 8°C (46°F). The summer months are milder with temperatures ranging from an average low of 10°C (50°F) to an average high of 16°C (61°F). Spring and autumn are generally mild and wet with temperatures ranging from an average low of 5°C (41°F) to an average high of 13°C (55°F). Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year, and there is usually more sunshine during the summer months.

Cruise weather for Stornoway

Our weather forecast for Stornoway helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 14.0 °C
min: 11.6 °C
35.3 m/s
44.3 m/s
99.7 %
21.5 m
91.1 %
1,004 hPa
04:54:19
22:08:24
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 15.3 °C
min: 10.9 °C
14.8 m/s
25.2 m/s
82.5 %
22.3 m
80.8 %
1,006 hPa
04:56:12
22:06:35
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 14.6 °C
min: 10.4 °C
17.3 m/s
26.6 m/s
86.1 %
22.8 m
86.9 %
1,010 hPa
04:58:08
22:04:43
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 14.6 °C
min: 11.1 °C
14.8 m/s
23.0 m/s
70.1 %
24.1 m
84.4 %
1,018 hPa
05:00:04
22:02:48
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 17.0 °C
min: 11.4 °C
20.9 m/s
33.2 m/s
69.1 %
24.1 m
79.1 %
1,018 hPa
05:02:02
22:00:51
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 15.2 °C
min: 10.6 °C
24.8 m/s
55.1 m/s
55.5 %
21.9 m
84.4 %
1,009 hPa
05:04:01
21:58:52
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 14.9 °C
min: 9.5 °C
30.2 m/s
41.0 m/s
68.2 %
24.1 m
79.4 %
1,010 hPa
05:06:02
21:56:50
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 16.8 °C
min: 10.4 °C
27.0 m/s
37.1 m/s
25.0 %
24.1 m
79.3 %
1,013 hPa
05:08:04
21:54:46
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 14.4 °C
min: 12 °C
24.1 m/s
42.1 m/s
97.6 %
22.1 m
84.2 %
1,016 hPa
05:10:07
21:52:39
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 13 °C
38.3 m/s
66.2 m/s
100.0 %
23.1 m
89.8 %
1,017 hPa
05:12:11
21:50:31
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 16.2 °C
min: 13.3 °C
38.5 m/s
63.8 m/s
91.4 %
23.9 m
90.1 %
1,021 hPa
05:14:15
21:48:20
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 16.0 °C
min: 12.9 °C
41.0 m/s
65.9 m/s
99.6 %
22.7 m
86.3 %
1,017 hPa
05:16:21
21:46:07
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 10.1 °C
33.5 m/s
49.3 m/s
71.4 %
23.6 m
79.9 %
1,018 hPa
05:18:27
21:43:53
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 14.6 °C
min: 9.3 °C
23.5 m/s
48.6 m/s
88.2 %
24.1 m
90.0 %
1,019 hPa
05:20:35
21:41:36
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 15.9 °C
min: 14.7 °C
28.8 m/s
57.6 m/s
98.0 %
23.6 m
90.5 %
1,007 hPa
05:22:42
21:39:18

Cruises to Stornoway

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Scheduled ship calls in Stornoway, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 Island Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 MS Rotterdam 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 10:30 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 12th 2024 Monday, 12th of Aug. 2024 Vasco da Gama 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 MS Nieuw Statendam 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 AIDAluna 10:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 MS Marina 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Caribbean Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Sep. 2024 MS Rotterdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 MSC Preziosa 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 2nd 2024 Wednesday, 2nd of Oct. 2024 MS Hamburg 01:00 pm 06:30 pm
May 9th 2025 Friday, 9th of May 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 12th 2025 Monday, 12th of May 2025 Norwegian Star 07:00 am 03:00 pm
May 12th 2025 Monday, 12th of May 2025 Seabourn Venture 03:00 pm 07:00 pm
May 23rd 2025 Friday, 23rd of May 2025 Queen Anne 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 27th 2025 Tuesday, 27th of May 2025 MS Vista 07:00 am 05:00 pm
May 29th 2025 Thursday, 29th of May 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 07:30 am 01:00 pm
Jun. 3rd 2025 Tuesday, 3rd of Jun. 2025 MS Amadea 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 4th 2025 Wednesday, 4th of Jun. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jun. 6th 2025 Friday, 6th of Jun. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 10th 2025 Tuesday, 10th of Jun. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 07:00 am 06:30 pm
Jun. 11th 2025 Wednesday, 11th of Jun. 2025 P&O Britannia 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 13th 2025 Friday, 13th of Jun. 2025 Mein Schiff 3 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 26th 2025 Thursday, 26th of Jun. 2025 Mein Schiff 3 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 27th 2025 Friday, 27th of Jun. 2025 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Jun. 30th 2025 Monday, 30th of Jun. 2025 Queen Anne 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Jul. 2025 MS Amadea 01:00 pm 07:00 pm
Jul. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Jul. 2025 Emerald Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 14th 2025 Monday, 14th of Jul. 2025 LE BELLOT 12:00 pm 07:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2025 Tuesday, 22nd of Jul. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 03:30 pm
Jul. 29th 2025 Tuesday, 29th of Jul. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 9th 2025 Saturday, 9th of Aug. 2025 MS Vista 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 12th 2025 Tuesday, 12th of Aug. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 03:30 pm
Aug. 15th 2025 Friday, 15th of Aug. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2025 Wednesday, 20th of Aug. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 21st 2025 Thursday, 21st of Aug. 2025 Azamara Journey 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2025 Thursday, 28th of Aug. 2025 MS Marina 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2025 Friday, 29th of Aug. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2025 Tuesday, 2nd of Sep. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 03:30 pm
Sep. 3rd 2025 Wednesday, 3rd of Sep. 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 12th 2025 Friday, 12th of Sep. 2025 Emerald Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Oct. 2025 LE BELLOT 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jun. 1st 2026 Monday, 1st of Jun. 2026 MS Insignia 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 1st 2026 Monday, 1st of Jun. 2026 P&O Arcadia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 13th 2026 Saturday, 13th of Jun. 2026 Queen Anne 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2026 Wednesday, 5th of Aug. 2026 Queen Anne 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 25th 2026 Tuesday, 25th of Aug. 2026 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am

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