Westend is centrally located in the Isle of Lewis and is only a 30 minute drive to the famous Isle of Harris.
Westend is centrally located in the Isle of Lewis and is only a 30 minute drive to the amazing Isle of Harris beaches.
Westend is just nine miles south west of the port of Stornoway and nine miles east of the enigmatic Callanish Stones. An hour’s drive will take you to the Butt of Lewis, the amazing beaches at Reef and Ardroil in Uig and the Iron Age house at Bosta, Great Bernera. The Iron Age broch, Geàrrannan Thatched House village and the white sands of Dalmore are a short drive away.
Maggie and Hamish look forward to welcoming you to Westend situated in a crofting township, looking out over the majestic hills of Harris, a vista of stunning moorland and sparkling trout lochs.
This B&B is in a central location on the bus route and an ideal base for climbers, walkers, bird watchers and cyclists.
Amenities nearby are the well-stocked Lochs Services Shop at the junction of the A858/859, the café and museum at Kinloch Hub, Balallan, tea room at the Callanish Centre and the new Callanish Alpacas Café
Uig is a must see, the scenery is breath taking, the shell beaches stunning, the Uig Heritage Centre and café with sumptuous but reasonably priced home baking is friendly, the Edge Café and craft shop at Aird Camp is worth a visit and the Abhainn Dearg distillery experience is truly unique.
Ness is the North has a number of attractions and an array of artisans work rooms including crafters weaving Harris Tweed and making unique products.
One of Lochs attractions i Seaforth Tweeds at Arivruach where Iain Màrtainn demonstrates his skill with collie dogs gathering wayward sheep. Continuing his family’s tradition of Harris Tweed weaving. The wool process from the fleece, dyeing, warping and weaving is demonstrated interspersed with family stories
Sea trips on Loch Erisort are available from Haste to Sea leaving from Keose pier.
In May the Harris Mountain Festival 2020 will have music, talks, walks and bike rides. In July the Hebridean Celtic Festival 2020 headline act is Robert Plant, Led Zepplin, In August Steòrnabhagh Air a Chuan 2020 a festival to launch the new marina in Stornoway with marine related events
The Peter May trilogy trail can be explored from North Lewis to South Harris. Visit the Call The Mid Wife location’s from St Clements Rodil Harris, to the thatched house village at Geàrrannan to experience the ambience of buildings of the ancient Hebrides.
Westend can be contacted by telephone or website www.westendbandb.co.uk