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  • From £36 per person
  • Comfortable, warm rooms
  • By the sea
  • Experience a working croft
  • WiFi
  • Hospitality trays
  • Good quality towels, bedding
  • Full Scottish breakfast
  • We cater for special diets
  • Pet friendly

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Directions to the Ravenstar Bed and Breakfast

Ravenstar B&B is on the Isle of Lewis, one of the islands of the Western Isles (Outer Hebrides) archipelago, 73 miles off the North West of Scotland out in the Atlantic Ocean. We are just 7 miles north of Stornoway on the East coast of the Isle of Lewis.

Our Bed and Breakfast is overlooking The Minch, with views to the Sutherland hills in the distance, and with the peat fired central heating and double glazing throughout the house we ensure a cosy stay for you even when the weather is inclement!

 

The Callanish Stone Circle

Most visitors to the Isle of Lewis come to see the Callanish standing stones. The Callanish Stones were raised over 4000 years ago, secondary in terms of importance only to Stonehenge and it is older. The stones are Lewisian gneiss set in a cross shape with of a central circle of 13 tall stones. There are several other standing stone circles in the nearby. Lewisian gneiss is some of the oldest rock in the world and is estimated at 2900 million years old.

 Standing high upon the ridge etched against an ever-changing sky they have stood for 5,000 years in testament to the astounding technology and determination of a people who we would deem as been primitive. But these people had an understanding of astronomical events. The movement of the moon was an important calendar in these peoples lives, not only on a daily, monthly or even yearly cycle but of the events that only come every nine or eighteen years. The great megaliths are the pivot to all the other smaller stone circles and solitary standing stones that are dotted all over the Isle of Lewis. The great megaliths are the pivot to all the other smaller stone circles and solitary standing stones that are dotted all over the Isle of Lewis.

It is also thought that the Stones were erected in the view of the Sleeping Beauty, the Earth Mother, which are the bank of hills that lie between Achmore and Garynahine. The hills represent a sleeping figure of a woman, which is said, gives birth to the moon every 9 1/2 years.

Callanish is a 30 minute drive from Ravenstar.

 

Sandy Beaches and Rugged Coastline

The rugged coastline of Lewis has some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK nestled along it. The nearby beach of Coll bay is just one of over 20 sandy beaches in the are ranging in size from golden vastness to a private hideaway...

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Wild Moorland

Steeped in history and culture the moorland has its own place in the beauty and wildness of the Isle of Lewis. In this dramatic scenery one could walk for days without seeing another person...

More about the Isle of Lewis moorland

Activities

Activities in the local area include bird watching, walking, fishing, golf, visiting the local pottery etc...

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Wildlife

There is an abundance of wildlife along the shores and moorland of the Isle of Lewis. We have a Corcnrake that you can hear from the back door, and we sometimes see eagles here...

More about wildlife in the area

 

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