Isle of Lewis Highland Games


Tong, Isle of Lewis

Tong, Isle of Lewis

Tong is a traditional crofting village situated around 4miles north-east of the main town of Stornoway. Lewis is the northern part of the Island of Lewis and Harris, the largest island of the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Crofting is still very much a way of life in Lewis, as is weaving (Harris Tweed) and cutting peats for winter fuel. The village is famous for the Lewis Highland Games held every year along with the Western Isles Strongman competition.

Surf View is a new cottage so called as it overlooks one of the reef breaks used by local surfers and is located just a short stroll from Broad Bay and the lovely beaches and  stunning coastal walks that it offers. Built for comfort and with modern luxury living in mind Surf View provides an ideal base to explore what the Islands have to offer with the tasteful cottage providing the perfect retreat for when you are ready to relax after a day out exploring the Hebrides.

Based at Surf View enables you to take advantage of the social life Stornoway has to offer. Great places to eat, enjoy a dram with the locals and get a taxi home, everyone can relax and have a good time.

Surf View is so convenient for exploring the land locked Isle of Harris, Scalpay and don’t forget to cross the Atlantic bridge to Great Bernera, or take in a Sea Safari with Sea Trek, experience sea fly fishing in Harris, or enjoy a day at Coll Beach and include a visit to Coll Pottery, just up the road.

If you are interested in archeology then a trip to Ui Church just outside Stornoway is a must.  Burial place of the Lewis MacLeod Clan Chiefs, this ancient ruin in its own cemetery is beautiful and haunting.  Once described as the Westminster Abbey of the Western Isles it is a place of memories and quiet reflection.

For whisky lovers there is a new distillery on the Island Abhainn Dearg Distillery located in Uig, in itself a trip worth taking.