Stornoway travel guide

Stornoway Tourism | Stornoway Guide

You're Going to Love Stornoway

With a population of 5,423, Stornoway is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Stornoway deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Stornoway

Stornoway in November
Estimated hotel price
$104
1 night at 3-star hotel
Stornoway in November
Estimated hotel price
$104
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Stornoway in August, when the average temperature is 57.2 °F, and the highest can go up to 60.8 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 35.6 °F, with an average temperature of 41 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 4.7″. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Stornoway, with an average rainfall of 2″.

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How to Get to Stornoway

Plane

When flying to Stornoway, you’ll arrive at Stornoway Airport (SYY), which is located 2 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Stornoway from the United States departs from Washington, D.C. and takes around 30h 30m.

Car

Another option to get to Stornoway is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 196 miles from Stornoway. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Plane

When flying to Stornoway, you’ll arrive at Stornoway Airport (SYY), which is located 2 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Stornoway from the United States departs from Washington, D.C. and takes around 30h 30m.

Car

Another option to get to Stornoway is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 196 miles from Stornoway. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Airports near Stornoway

Airlines serving Stornoway

KLM
Good (839 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,673 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,558 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,605 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,405 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (955 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (34 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,425 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,735 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (488 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (164 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (14 reviews)
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Where to stay in Stornoway

Average rates range from around $224 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $204 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Stornoway

Most booked hotels in Stornoway

Stornoway Bed and Breakfast
4 stars
Excellent (9.2, 449 reviews)
$207+
Royal Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 646 reviews)
$301+
Cabarfeidh Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.9, 266 reviews)
$234+
Caladh Inn
3 stars
Good (7.2, 839 reviews)
$202+

Renting a car in Stornoway

Expect to pay $7.04 per gallon in Stornoway (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $84.49 and $112.65.

Expect to pay $7.04 per gallon in Stornoway (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $84.49 and $112.65.