Tigh Bhisa Blackhouse

High quality self-catering accommodation in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides

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Tigh Bhisa Blackhouse Cottage is located in the isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, off the north-west coast of Scotland, some 200 miles from Edinburgh and about 700 miles from London. Since mid-2009 there are now both ferry and airflights on a Sunday, giving the option of 7-day travel. The best place for all your travel information is the Western Isles Tourist Board. They can be reached on +44(0)1851 703088 or web site www.visithebrides.com or email witb@sol.co.uk

The address is 3 Tolstachaolais, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), Scotland. Tolstachaolais is located approximately 3 miles west of the Callanish stones, and between the villages of Callanish and Carloway.

Postcode: HS2 9DW
OS grid reference: NB197376
GPS coordinates: 58º 14.14' N, 6º 46.39' W

From Stornoway - take the A859 to Tarbert. After approximately 9 miles you will reach Leurbost. Turn right here onto the A858 which leads to Callanish.
From Tarbert - Take the A859 to Stornoway. At Leurbost, turn left onto the A858 which leads to Callanish.
This A858 road will take you over the moorland of Lewis and through the villages of Garynahine, Callanish and Breasclete. Immediately beyond Breasclete you will drive over a cattlegrid, then take the first left turn signposted in Gaelic "Tolastadh Chaolais". Follow this single-track road down the hill, cross the bridge at the bottom with the loch on your right and sea on your left, turn immediately left and the blackhouses are there on your right.

Ferry travel to the islands is from Ullapool (NW Scotland) to Stornoway, or from Uig (Isle of Skye) to Tarbert. Ferry information and connecting travel times are available from: Caledonian MacBrayne on +44 (0)8705 65 00 00, or via the tourist information office, or from their excellent web site: www.calmac.co.uk.

There are bus links to and from these ferries, connecting to Inverness and Glasgow. National bus information from: Citylink Coaches www.citylink.co.uk or by telephone +44 (0)8705 505050.

Travelling by train you can get as far north as Inverness, but must then change to bus and ferry from Ullapool. Or you can go to Oban, Mallaig and Kyle by train, and then tavel onwards by bus through Skye, before getting the ferry to Harris. Train information can be obtained from Scotrail on www.scotrail.co.uk or telephone 08457 55 00 33.

Stornoway is connected by air seven days a week to the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen. These cities have national and international connections.Further information on flights is available from:

British Airways 0345 222111 or web site: www.britishairways.co.uk (Flights from Edinburgh, Inverness & Glasgow.)

Highland Airways 01667 464141 or www.highlandairways.co.uk (Flights from Inverness and within the Hebrides.)

FlyBe 0844 800 2855 or www.flybe.com (Flights from Edinburgh, Inverness and Glagow).

Eastern Airways 08703 669 100 or www.easternairways.co.uk (Flights from Aberdeen.)

There is cheap car hire in Lewis, a reliable bus service, and good taxis.The local council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, produces an excellent bus timetable showing all bus routes and interconnections around the islands. This is available from the bus station on telephone: +44 1851 704327.

Contact details for car hire companies are:

Arnol Drive Car Hire tel: +44 (0)1851 710548 www.arnolmotors.com

Lewis Car Rentals: +44 (0)1851 703760 or www.lewis-car-rental.com

Mackinnon Self Drive tel: +44 (0)1851 702984 or www.mackinnonhire.co.uk


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