"Steornabhagh" Stornoway by TomFoolery
Stornoway Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 73 photos
With a population of over 6,000 Stornoway (or Steornabhagh in Gaelic) is the largest town on the Western Isles.
Most of the guidebooks I read (well, 2 of them) were quite disparaging about Stornoway, bemoaning the bland grey architecture typical of the town, and the fact there simply isn't much for the visitor to see.
For my part I have to say I found it a pleasent enough place, and if you visit Lewis you're bound to come here, either because you've arrived here on the ferry or plane, or simply you need to come here to pick up supplies, hire a car or whatever else.
There a few "sights", though the guidebooks have it right in so much as they're nothing much to write home about. There's a museum, castle (though you can't actually go inside) and erm...a few shops and pubs.
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