Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
Departing from Stornoway by coach, travel across the moorland that covers the center of the Isle of Lewis, and head towards the island of Great Bernera. This island is separated from Lewis by a strait just 400 feet wide. Since 1953, Bernera and Lewis have been connected by a bridge, which you will cross today. Bernera measures just six miles by three miles and is owned by Count Robin de la Lanne Mirelees -- the Prince of Coronata and the Queen's former herald.
You will stop at Bostadh to appreciate some beautiful beaches and spectacular coastal scenery. In 1992, gale-force winds revealed an entire Iron Age settlement here, perched above a precious little bay of golden sand. Visit the excavated remains and a replica of an Iron Age house.
Then, transfer the short distance to Breacleit -- the main village on the island. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own. You may choose to visit the Bernera Museum, which explores the island's fishing heritage and its wider history or take this opportunity to purchase a snack at the excellent local café (at your own expense).
Returning to the ship at Stornoway, you'll enjoy fine views of Carloway Broch to the north.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour does not operate on Sundays.