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TITLE
Stornoway Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_120
PLACENAME
Stornoway
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Stornoway
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
Paterson
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30922
KEYWORDS
castles
ruins
Macleods
clans
Stornoway
ferries
ferry terminals
Stornoway Castle

Lews Castle in Stornoway is also referred to as Stornoway Castle but there is, in fact, another. The ruins of the original Stornoway Castle are now found underneath Pier 1 at Stornoway ferry terminal. The castle was a stronghold of the Macleods of Lewis in the early 16th century. It was destroyed by Cromwell's troops in 1653.

The Macleods are descended from Leod, son of Olaf the Black, one of the last Norse kings of Man and the Isles. The Macleods of Harris and Skye are descended from Leod's son Tormod while the Macleods of Lewis are descended from Leod's son Torquil.

This illustration is taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Stornoway Castle

ROSS: Stornoway

1870s

castles; ruins; Macleods; clans; Stornoway; ferries; ferry terminals

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Lews Castle in Stornoway is also referred to as Stornoway Castle but there is, in fact, another. The ruins of the original Stornoway Castle are now found underneath Pier 1 at Stornoway ferry terminal. The castle was a stronghold of the Macleods of Lewis in the early 16th century. It was destroyed by Cromwell's troops in 1653. <br /> <br /> The Macleods are descended from Leod, son of Olaf the Black, one of the last Norse kings of Man and the Isles. The Macleods of Harris and Skye are descended from Leod's son Tormod while the Macleods of Lewis are descended from Leod's son Torquil. <br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie