Starting out from Stornoway, you will be driven to the island of Great Bernera, which is joined to the main island by a narrow bridge. It is a rocky island, dotted with lochans (small lakes), fringed by a few small lobster-fishing settlements, and owned by the Queen’s former herald.
The coach will drop you close to the deserted village of Bostadh. Gale-force winds revealed an entire Iron Age settlement here in 1992, perched above a precious little bay of golden sand. One of the ancient dwellings has now been completely restored – the Iron Age House. Inside, with the distinctive aroma from the real peat fire, a local guide describes the way of life of the ancient folk who lived here.
Afterward, there is an opportunity to explore the small graveyard nearby and go for a stroll on the wide beach of fine white sand, and with fabulous views out to the turquoise-blue Atlantic.
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 90
- This excursion can be combined with another tour in Stornoway, “Ancient Lewis”.