The Isle of Lewis is at the North West corner of the group of Islands known as the Outer Hebrides.

The Outer Hebrides are known as the 'long islands' as they stretch for over a 100 miles. For thousands of years, Lewis has been steeped in rich historical and cultural events. There are ancient stone circles, abundant wildlife, galleries, restaurants, beaches, golf and castles all waiting to be discovered by you.

Things to do around Borve

By using the Borve House Hotel as your base you can easily explore the area, knowing comfortable surroundings, great food and a cosy bed awaits you on your return. Our staff are always happy to give recommendations and offer their insights on the Island.

Borgh Pottery
Borgh Pottery is a working studio overlooking the Atlantic ocean on the Isle of Lewis. For four decades, Sue Blair has made unique ceramics interpreting the raw elements of the landscape in simple, striking forms

Morven Gallery
Located across the loch in Barvas, the gallery has changing exhibitions of art, sculpture and a wide selection of work by regional artists

Blue Pig Gallery
Located in Carloway this gallery displays contemporary works by Jane Harlington and other local artists as well as a wide variety of unique gifts

Harbour View Gallery
The gallery in Ness displays the paintings and prints of Anthony Barbour which capture the colours of the islands

An Lanntair
Based in Stornoway it combines theatre, art gallery, bookshop and cafe in a pleasant atmosphere

Boat Trips
Coastal boat trips in Bernera area or to offshore islands with rigid inflatable boat and reliable skipper (a marvellous adventure)

Prehistoric and Heritage Sites of Interest

Calanais Stones
Calanais Stones is a circle of massive standing stones and is one of the most impressive prehistoric archaeological monuments in Britain

Dun Carloway Broch
Dun Carloway (Dun Charlabhaigh) Broch is a remarkably well preserved Iron Age fortress-dwelling

Arnol Blackhouse Museum
Arnol Blackhouse Museum has reconstructions and exhibits relating to the traditional dwellings that were typical of Lewis during the nineteenth century

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village is a preserved and reconstructed blackhouse village that was occupied until the 1970s

General Information

Visit Scotland
VisitScotland is the official web site of Scotland's national tourist board

Fish Hebrides
Fish Hebrides has lots of information and advice on local fishing

Walk Hebrides
Walk Hebrides is great for information on local walking routes etc

Isle of Lewis Newspaper