Part of the chain of islands forming the Outer Hebrides (or Western Isles ), Lewis is renowned for its unspoilt beaches and places of historic interest such as the Callanish Stone Circle. The islands are home to a wide variety of wildlife and strong local traditions.
Attractions include a series of Highland Games and a whole host of musical events including the world famous annual Hebridean Celtic Music Festival.
Broad Bay House is situated in a small working crofting community in a beachside location about 7 miles north of Stornoway on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis, providing easy access to the airport and ferry terminal. It enjoys a stunning coastal location with direct access to the beach some 60 feet away and views across the Minch to the mountains on the Scottish mainland.
We are very experienced in helping guests with travel arrangements, so please feel free to call to discuss your requirements
Please click on the links below for detailed instructions with local directions from:
- Stornoway Ferry Terminal
- Stornoway Airport
- Tarbert Ferry Terminal
Our GPS co-ordinates are 58.242oN and 6.236oW. Please note that using our postcode will miss us by a couple of miles.
There are up to 12 flights every day to Stornoway Airport from
- Glasgow (Flybe)
- Edinburgh (Flybe)
- Inverness (Flybe)
- Aberdeen (Eastern Airways)
These operators all have a good network of connecting flights from the rest of the UK and Europe to link with flights to the islands. Total flight time, including a change and connection can be as short as
Gatwick – 3hrs 50 mins
Southampton – 3hrs 50 mins
Paris – 4 hrs
A further option is to use another carrier such as Easyjet or Ryanair to travel to Scotland, and then get a flight up to Stornoway. This can sometimes be more cost effective, but slightly less convenient
Caledonian Macbrayne is the iconic Scottish ferry company providing services to all the islands on the west coast of Scotland.
There are two options from the mainland if you are travelling directly to Broad Bay House:
- Ullapool to Stornoway – 2hrs 45mins crossing time, with 2-3 return sailings per day and one return sailing on Sunday
- Uig (on Skye) to Tarbert (1 hour’s drive from Broad Bay House) – 1hr 40mins crossing time, with 1-2 return sailings per day
We suggest that you might want to travel out by one route and back using the other to see as much of the mainland scenery as possible.
If you plan on doing the grand Hebridean Journey and travelling all the way up through the islands from Barra to Lewis (or vice versa), then you will need the Leverburgh to Berneray service to get to/from North Uist