Stornoway Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom
Stornoway, UK - Sights: A culturally rich town
Stornoway is the chief town of Lewis in Outer Hebrides. It used to be a fishing town. However, with the recent developments, fishing is no more the only source of income for its locals. The presence of museums and castles make this town distinguished and unique. You may want to explore the town more deeply. Let us take a look at some of the spectacular sights of Stornoway:
Stornoway Town Hall
This town hall was actually damaged in 1918 due to a fire, but was later repaired in 1929. Earlier, the building was used as an arts centre. However, now it is a multipurpose venue where various institutions arrange a wide range of activities. The clock tower in the building is quite famous and impressive.
Lews Castle is a breathtaking castle. It is a place where you can pamper your soul with ease. The castle is located west of the town and visitors are not allowed to enter the castle. However, you can roam around grounds that consist of more than 100 species of tree. It was built in the 19th century, as a house for Sir James Matheson. Today, it is owned by the local council.
Lewis War Memorial
Lewis War Memorial is dedicated to the men, who died for their countries during the world war. It is situated at the highest point of Stornoways and tourists can easily and clearly visit this wonderful memorial.
Museum Nan Eilean
Museum Nan Eilean was constructed by Comhairle nan Eilean, which was the council of Western Isles Islands. You can enjoy the amazing photographs, prints, paintings and documents. This will surely help you in having an idea of the social and economic history and archaeology of the town.
An Lanntaire is the perfect destination for those, who have an artistic bent of mind. This arts centre has several things to explore like cinemas, restaurants, café bars, art galleries, shops, multipurpose auditoriums and a music corner. You can check out the entertaining events that are held at regular intervals in An Lanntair. Fabulous performances by musicians, plays, talks and films are some of the events that are not only amusing. The national MOD and Hebridean festival has also been held in this arts centre.
With so many wonderful sights at your helm, you have several reasons to make your next trip to Stornoway!
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