1. Lews Castle and Museum

Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

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Built in 1847-51 in the Neo-Gothic style popular in the Victorian era by Sir James Matheson and substantially altered by Lord Leverhulme. After being used as a school. It re-opened in 2016 with the addition of a modern extension for the museum / archives.

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Open all year (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Lews Castle Museum and Archive
10am until 5pm 1 April to 30 September
1pm until 4pm 1 October to 31 March
Closed Thursdays and Sundays

Lews Castle, Storehouse Café & Whisky Bar
8am until 11pm (Sun-Thurs)
8am until 1am (Fri-Sat)

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