Lews Castle

Isle of Lewis

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Perched on an ancient incline, with unbeatable views over the inky blue waters of Stornoway (keep your eyes peeled for the seals bobbing amongst the gentle waves!), this inspiring, gothic-revival style castle hails from the mid-1800’s. Commissioned by Sir James Matheson, its historic walls have harboured nobility, WW2 hospital patients, college students and school children, but now, after a dedicated restoration, has opened its doors to visitors from across the globe to enjoy and explore through a range of self catering apartments.

As part of the grand revival, the upper floors of Lews Castle are now home to a warren of palatial self-catering apartments and contemporary suites, each unique in character and offering a luxurious stay amongst the turrets and towers. Offering sweeping views of Stornoway harbour, sumptuous décor, authentic island details (think Harris Tweed and Hebridean prints) and exceptional bathrooms, there is nowhere finer to rest your head during your escape to the Outer Hebrides.

On the ground floor, wander the star-lined corridors, delicately restored ballroom, peaceful family room and opulent whisky bar, before tucking into deliciously, handcrafted island dishes in our popular Storehouse Café.

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A striking silhouette on the Stornoway skyline, Lews Castle is perfectly placed to access the wild beauty of the rest of the Outer Hebrides. Steeped in history, the iconic Lews Castle has been a centre of activity and intrigue since the early 19th century. Overlooking Stornoway harbour, the impressive gothic revival style castle was built in the mid 1800’s by Sir James Matheson, a rich merchan Since then this beautiful building has also served as a hospital during the Second World War, a college and a school and now as an iconic wedding venue and luxurious holiday destination with Together Travel. Our spacious rooms in Lews Castle off er the perfect place for both ceremonies and receptions. Filled with natural light, the venue is rich in culture and history with grandeur perfectly suited to such a special occasion. There are a choice of three rooms to suit your party size and the entire space is also available for hire. We want to ensure that every part of your wedding with us is tailored to you, helping build a perfect experience and lifelong memories that stay with you forever. We offer a range of catering options to suit all tastes and budgets and are here to help! Pricing Category : LuxuryBeachHistoricCastleNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : Coastal View More
Nearest Town : StornowayConfetti PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeIn House CateringIn House Wine ListPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available On The Day Wedding CoordinationMaster Of CeremonyPublic Liability InsuranceBallroomBridal Changing FacilitiesExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpaceWater ViewGreat ViewsLovely Grounds View Less

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Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Highland, HS2 0XP

Lews Castle

  • Lews Castle Grounds
  • Stornoway
  • Isle of Lewis
  • Highland
  • HS2 0XP
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Zoe Taylor

Hi! I am Zoe, I have been in the hospitality industry for 8 years and have specialised in weddings and events for 4 years. I have a love for the castle, the grandeur of the rooms and beautiful setting makes it a wedding venue to remember for yourself and your guests. I will be on hand to help from the moment of enquiry until your special day, nothing is too much of an ask.