Lews Castle in Stornoway . . . Tuesday Travels

Lews Castle, home for the Museum nan Eilean, is in Stornoway.

The museum is housed in the addition at the back of the castle.  We spent several hours here taking in all the information that was on display.  The highlight for me was the display of the Lewis Chessmen. Only six of the chessmen are in Lewis.  If you click on the images you can see them enlarged.

The story of the chessmen was part of the Lewis trilogy written by Peter May. I had not heard of the chessmen prior to reading the book.  The history of the chessmen is fascinating and you can read about it here.

If you fancy staying in the castle you can read all about it here.