2 Day Clan Morrison Tour (Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides)

2 Day Clan Morrison Tour (Isle of Lewis)

2 Day Clan Morrison Tour (Isle of Lewis)

Discover the ancient history and traditions of a famous Hebridean clan - the Morrisons - with a two day tour from Inverness to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

Day 1 - An early start from Inverness to the coastal village of Ullapool where we board the ferry for a 2½ hour journey across the Minch to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. From there we spend the afternoon exploring the ancient lands of the Morrisons of Lewis. We visit Dun Èistean, a sea stack (now connected by a bridge) where the Clan Morrison once had a formidable stronghold. We also spend time at the Ness Historical Society to learn a bit more about the local area - which even to this day is still dominated by the Morrison surname. Before our return to Stornoway (my native town) for our overnight stay we visit the ancient standing stone, Clach an Turshal, and though much older, more recent folklore considered it to be a marker for the final great battle between the Morrisons and Macaulays of Uig.

Day 2 - We spend the morning exploring the magnificent Neolithic standing stones of Callanish and the Dun Carloway Broch. Though built many centuries before the Morrisons were established on the Isle of Lewis, folklore recounts the Broch's use by the Clan Morrison during raids on the Macaulays of Uig. Returning to Stornoway we board the early afternoon ferry for our return sailing across the Minch to Ullapool followed by a last drive through wonderful Highland scenery back to Inverness.

Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis St Clements Church, Isle of Harris Clach an Truiseil, Isle of Lewis Clach an Truiseil, Isle of Lewis

Finally, I hope your group doesn’t mind being taken there by a Macdonald - I promise to be impartial (most of the time) especially as my grandmother was a Morrison!

Private Tour Price (per tour)

May to September:    £1050

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 7.30am
Return Inverness
(2 Days)

This tour is only available on Monday to Thursday start days from Inverness.

Tours are exclusively for your private group only (up to 3 persons) and prices are per tour. We only offer private tours and do not combine individuals or separate groups - if your group size is less than 3 the advertised tour price still applies. Prices include all taxes, ferry tickets and a driver/guide (John Alasdair Macdonald) but exclude your accommodation costs, entrance fees and meals.

Accommodation Options
We recommend that you book your overnight accommodation in Stornoway to make the most of your trip. Whilst we do not book accommodation for you we are happy to help with advice on where to stay and eat in Stornoway.

Ferry Sailings
Ferry sailings are generally very reliable in the summer months, but delays can very occasionally occur. While we cannot be responsible for any extra accommodation, food or other costs that clients may incur due to ferry delays and cancellations, we will make every effort to adapt the tour to minimise disruption. Please note that no refunds will be given for tour and itinerary changes due to ferry changes and cancellations.

Tours in April and October
Generally we only offer this tour between May and September when ferry sailings are least likely to be disrupted by weather. However, should you be interested in travel in April or October and have a flexible schedule that can adapt to possible ferry delays or cancellations and itinerary changes then please contact us and we can discuss tour options.

Tour Option - Add an extra day (3 Day Clan Morrison Tour)
3 Day Clan Morrison Tour (Isle of Lewis and Harris) A second night in Stornoway allows for time to explore the lands of the Morrisons of the Isle of Harris. They were historically linked to the small off-shore island of Pabbay and while we are unable to visit that island we do take in the scenery of the surrounding area. Option surcharge - £450 per tour

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