On our holiday we had plenty of time to explore the ferry town of Stornaway. Then before leaving Lewis we visited the lighthouse on the Ness of the island, a desolate spot with a strong wind. The Dun Carloway Broch was an Iron Age structure designed to impress and defend. A visit to the Black House Village  (named because of the black walls caused by their heating system) showed how the people of the area lived in the last century.

The most spectacular sight of the whole holiday was the Callanish Standing Stones. It is one of the most significant and important megalithic complexes in Europe. It consists of rows of large pieces of Lewisian gneiss arranged in a cross shape. At the centre of the cross is a monolith and a small chambered cairn.(I copied this bit from the brochure).