2. The Boatman’s Tower

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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* Monday - Sat 10:00 til late

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