3 Day Clan Morrison Tour (Isle of Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides)

3 Day Clan Morrison Tour (Isle of Lewis and Harris)

from Inverness
3 Day Clan Morrison Tour (Isle of Lewis and Harris)

Discover the ancient history and traditions of a famous Hebridean clan - the Morrisons - with a three day tour from Inverness to the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris 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 - Departing from Stornoway we head south to the Isle of Harris to explore the lands of the Morrisons 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 and sites of the surrounding area. In the late afternoon we head back to Lewis to explore the 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.

Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis Dun Carloway, Isle of Lewis Clach an Truiseil, Isle of Lewis

Day 3 - On our last morning in the Isle of Lewis we explore the main town of Stornoway and the surrounding district, including a visit to Museum nan Eilean, home of the Lewis chessmen. We then board the early afternoon ferry for our return sailing across the Minch to Ullapool followed by a final drive through wonderful Highland scenery back to Inverness.

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:    £1600

(Off-season tours from October to April)

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 7.30am
Return Inverness
(3 Days)

This tour is 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 ferry tickets, all taxes and a driver/guide (John Alasdair Macdonald) but exclude your accommodation costs, entrance fees and meals.

Accommodation Options
We recommend that you book accommodation in Stornoway (Day 1 and 2) 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. The tour quote will include a list of accommodation recommendations and suggestions for overnight locations.

Tour Itinerary
The tour itinerary is based on experience, previous clients feedback and timings. However, we have some flexibility and the tour itinerary can be adapted (in advance) to suit specific requests if possible. Please let us know any requests through the 'Extra Information' section when completing a Tour Enquiry Form.

Ferry Sailings
Ferry sailings are generally reliable in the summer months, but delays can 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.