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Doune is one of the small villages along with Kirvick, Knock, Dalmore, Borrowston Garenin, Upper Carloway and Park Carloway that make up the district of Carloway on the west-side of the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland, situated at the head of Loch Carloway 15 miles north-west of Stornoway. The area has a strong Norse and Celtic history although there is evidence of settlers dating back 5000 years. Historic landmarks include the Neolithic ‘Clach na Tursa’ Standing Stone, the Pictish Doune Broch, the Iron-Age Dun Carloway and nearby the well-known Callanish Standing Stones; arranged in the shape of a cross, they pre-date Stonehenge and the pyramids in Egypt, The Callanish Visitor Centre tells the story of the stones. The Garenin Blackhouse village and centre has examples of the ‘Blackhouses’ with thatched roofs and peat insulating the dry stone walls. The pier was built in 1892 and village developed with its fishing and crofting industries. Tourism is currently a main industry attracting visitors with the picturesque scenery, beautiful beaches, hills and mountains and an abundance of wildlife, the tranquil village is a popular holiday destination with hotel and holiday accommodation, places to eat out, shops and amenities, a football pitch, a community centre and children’s play area. Activities include coastal walks, cycling, fishing, sea-kayaking, surfing and choices of boat-trips operating tours to explore Lewis and Harris


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Cairn Dhu Apartment (15.13 miles)

Cairn Dhu Apartment

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Situated in a listed and historic building on Stornoway’s prestigious Matheson Road this spacious 4 star apartment has been completely modernised and offers all the latest facilities in guest comfort ... More

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Sandwick Bay (15.84 miles)

Sandwick Bay

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Located on the shoreline of sandwick bay the property offers stunning unrestricted sea views.ample private free offroad parking and motorcyclists and cyclists welcome.

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Holm View Guest House (17.88 miles)

Holm View Guest House

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Holm view is a recently upgraded property. Situated in a very scenic part of the island, and has been classed at min 4 star by our most recent guests. We are only ... More

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Hotel Hebrides (25.47 miles)

Hotel Hebrides

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The Hotel Hebrides offers sublime comfort in a relaxing environment, top quality beds, exceptional food, late breakfasts and checkouts, an excellent range of drinks and cocktails and friendly staff all ... More

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Flodigarry Country House Hotel (46.35 miles)

Flodigarry Country House Hotel

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Scottish ‘Country House Hotel of the Year’, Taste of Scotland/Macallan Award. Fine historic mansion house in secluded wooded grounds. Unsurpassed sea and mountain view. Superb en-suite bedrooms, log ... More

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Tigh Dearg Hotel & Leisure Club (47.72 miles)

Tigh Dearg Hotel & Leisure Club

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Whether you choose to visit our beautiful island to walk on mile after mile of unspoilt beaches, fish one of our thousand freshwater lochs, visit our world renowned bird reserve ... More


Old School House (49.36 miles)

Old School House
This traditional Victorian house dates from 1870 and is situated on the Isle of Skye. ... More
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Bayside Gallery (49.76 miles)

Bayside Gallery

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The Brochs of Coigach (53.51 miles)

The Brochs of Coigach
The Brochs of Coigach are a new concept for a luxury holiday in the Highlands of Scotland that combines the advantages of traditional letting properties with an appartment hotel. Scàl's Broch is the perfect hide-away ... More | visit website
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Gairloch Hotel (55.35 miles)

Gairloch Hotel
Restful, beautiful and brimming with Highland hospitality, the tastefully appointed Gairloch Hotel stands in a superb location. Situated at the centre point of Gairloch Bay, giving wonderful panoramic views out to the Isle of Skye, ... More | visit website

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