Travel

Getting here from the Stornoway Information Centre

Take the A859 from Stornoway in the direction of Tarbert. After 7 miles turn right following signs for Bernera/Uig. After a further 8 miles, at Garynahine turn left following B8011 for 3 miles. Turn right for Bernera and continue over road bridge. 2 miles further to Beaclete then continue past the church, take the right turn just before the community centre, continue on until you see another right, take the turn and follow until you see The Ard at the end of the road (the white cottage at top of the hill).

 

Getting here by car

Take the A859 from Stornoway in the direction of Tarbert. After 7 miles turn right following signs for Bernera/Uig. After a further 8 miles, at Garynahine turn left following B8011 for 3 miles. Turn right for Bernera and continue over road bridge. 2 miles further to Beaclete then continue past the church, take the right turn just before the community centre, continue on until you see another right, take the turn and follow until you see The Ard at the end of the road (the white cottage at top of the hill).

 

By ferry

Caledonian MacBrayne runs car and passenger ferries all year round. From Uig in Skye to Tarbert in Harris (1.5 hours sailing time). The drive from Tarbert to Bernera is about 1 hour. There is also a ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway (Lewis) every day (including Sunday). This sailing is 2.45 hours.There are 2 sailings during the week (3 on Wed, Friday during the Summer) and 1 on a Sunday. For times and reservations contact Caledonian MacBrayne on 01851 70261 (Stornoway office) or www.calmac.co.uk

You can bring your car across or leave it at one of the ferry departure points and travel as a foot passenger. As a guide car + 2 passengers is approx £108 return, foot passenger £14 return. 

 

 (Rebecca MacAulay waiting for the ferry in Ullapool)

 

Dolphins jumping in front of the ferry 16/6/2011

 

By air

FlyBe operates flights daily, Monday to Sunday, to Stornoway from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. For details phone 0871 700 2000 (calls cost 10p per minute) or check timetables and book online at http://www.flybe.com.

If you are arriving from further afield, you should book a flight to Glasgow, Edinburgh or London then onwards to Stornoway via Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness or Aberdeen.

If your main address is in the Western Isles, you can apply for an Air Discount Scheme card which will entitle you to 40% off air fares to and from Stornoway.  For more information see www.airdiscountscheme.com.