The transport hub of the largest Scottish island, Stornoway is the capital of Lewis and Harris. Boasting several untouched beaches that look more Mediterranean than Scottish, Stornoway is the perfect place for hikers as it offers rewarding views around every corner. The island of Lewis and Harris also has a long history that dates back to the Neolithic Era and several landmarks, including the Broch of Gurness and the Ness of Brodgar, that have stood for thousands of years. The climate is bracing with highs of 16°C in July and lows of 2°C in January, making it well worth packing a few thick coats or jumpers whenever you visit. With the option to fly to the small island of Benbecula and the chance to discover ancient ruins, it’s easy to see why Stornoway attracts a thriving tourist industry.