If the Highlands represent the best of Scottish culture, the Hebrides represent the best of Scotland’s scenery;

MSC Cruise to Stornoway – the atmospheric, ancient Outer Hebrides

If the Highlands represent the best of Scottish culture, the Hebrides represent the best of Scotland’s scenery; rugged and remote, atmospheric and ancient; these islands are stunning in their beauty. MSC cruise liners call at the bustling seaport of Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. The main commercial centre for these tiny isles, Stornoway also provides a vital link to mainland Britain. Its well-sheltered natural harbour is guarded by majestic Lews Castle, which is the first sight to come into view as your luxury MSC cruise ship pulls into dock.

Originally a Viking settlement, a deep sense of history and tradition still pervades here. The Hebrides are home to close-knit communities, crofters and skilled artisan weavers, and to strong folk traditions and the lilting Gaelic dialect… to step onto the Isle of Lewis is to take time out from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world. This sense of timelessness can be experienced at some of the island’s key monuments; we recommend you join one of our excursion packages for the best deals on local sights, and planned visits to some of the main attractions. Marvel at the Standing Stones of Calanais, which date back to prehistoric times, and Carloway Broch (an iron age structure), among Europe’s most famous ancient monuments. Examples of traditional Blackhouses with their thatch or turf roofs can be visited in the village of Gearrannan. Journey south to Harris, home to the famous Harris Tweed, which is still woven on hand looms in the weavers’ own homes. Stornoway offers a moment of reflection during your cruise vacation and may well prove a quiet yet lovely highlight of your holiday.

Cruise to Stornoway - UK - Northern Europe - MSC Cruises


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