Where we are
Grinneabhat is on the western seaboard of the Isle of Lewis, which is on the western seaboard of Britain and Europe. The Atlantic ocean is our sea, when we look out we see the curve of the earth going to the horizon, beyond the horizon is America to the west, Iceland and Greenland to the north. The Isle of Lewis and Harris is Britain’s largest island, with a population of just over 20,000 people. Our main town is Stornoway on the east side of the island, with Tarbert being the main town in Harris.
Getting to Lewis is part of the adventure. The quickest way is to come by air, with an hour’s flight from Glasgow or Edinburgh to Stornoway, or a half-hour flight from Inverness in the Scottish Highlands also to Stornoway. Flights are run by Loganair www.loganair.co.uk. You can also island hop and take in more of the Western Isles, also called the Outer Hebrides. Take a flight from Glasgow and land on the beach at Barra, explore that island and fly to Benbecula, tour round North and South Uist, then onwards to Stornoway and Grinneabhat.
The slow way to travel here is by Caledonian MacBrayne ferry www.calmac.co.uk. Make your way up through the majestic Scottish highlands to Ullapool and from there enjoy the 2.5 hour journey to Stornoway, looking out for whales and dolphins. Or add the beautiful Isle of Skye to your visit – drive through Skye to the village of Uig, then get the ferry to Tarbert in Harris. Spend time exploring Harris before heading north to Lewis and Grinneabhat. For even more island hopping, get Cal Mac’s special Hebridean Island Hopping ticket. Sail to Barra from Oban, then make your way up through the islands to Lewis and Grinneabhat, before departing from Stornoway to Ullapool. Or head from north to south if you’d prefer. Either way, it’s an adventure.
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