The Island of Lewis is the main island in the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides. The main town, Stornoway, is the terminal for the ferry from Ullapool. regular flights by British Regional Airways from Inverness and Glasgow arrive at the airport which lies just outside the town.
The ferry from Ullapool takes 2hrs 40mins while the ferry from Uig (Skye) to Tarbert (Harris) takes 1hr 35mins. Journey time by air is approximately 30mins from Inverness and 50mins from Glasgow.
Booking is advisable and information on timetables and booking proceedures can be found at:
Ferries: Caledonian Macbraynes
Air: British Regional Airways
Most of the road signs in Lewis and Harris are in Gaelic and as your map will probably have English spellings. There is a short translation list at the bottom of the page that you may find useful.
How To Find Us
From Stornoway – Take the A859 to Tarbert. At Leurbost, turn right on to the A858 which leads to Callanish.
This road will take you across the moors to the villages of Garynahine, Callanish and Breasclete.
Once you reach Breasclete please refer to the map above to pinpoint Eshcol Guest House.
There is a limited bus service on the island – the nearest stop is 400metres away. To make the most of your stay with us, a car is essential to see all the places of interest. Air fare deals often make it more economical to fly to Stornoway from Inverness, Glasgow or from further south and hire a car locally. We are happy to arrange a car hire to meet you at either the airport or ferry terminal on request.
Car Hire details:
Car Hire Hebrides
Phone: 01851 706500