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Bridge over stream
Colour bridge over stream in the Castle Grounds


Pic depicting heritage in the Castle grounds
Pic depicting heritage from victorian times


Community working
volunteers working



Welcome to the website of Lews Castle Grounds, a 600-acre estate situated in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis.  We are the Stornoway Trust and it is our privilege to look after this unique Hebridean landscape on behalf of our island community. 


Come and explore what this wonderful site has to offer.

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The Stornoway Trust

We are Scotland’s oldest community land trust.  The land was gifted to the community of Lewis in 1923 by Lord Leverhulme.  Our role is the stewardship of the 69,000 - acre estate, home to around 11,000 people. Over 40 townships, 1,300 crofts, 200 allotments, farmland and 

Lews Castle Grounds.

whats on

Out & About

The Woodlands Cafe

Delicious food and drink in beautiful woodland surroundings. A play-park for the kids and we have dog friendly outside seating.


The Gruffalo Trail

Take the kids for a day out they won't forget! Find the Gruffalo Trail....

The Private Gardens

Perfect peace in our beautiful gardens......

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