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Basic info and car hire in Stornoway (Isle Of Lewis)

  • Location: Stornoway, Western Isles, Scotland, UK
  • Population: 8,038
  • Official language: English
  • Currency: Pound Sterling
  • Weather: Lying in the colder temperature ranges, the coldest month in Stornoway is January with a lower average of 2°C while an upper average of 7°C. The hottest months are July and August with a lower average of 10°C while the upper average is 16°C. The wettest month in Stornoway is January, and the average rain is 140mm in January.
  • Public holidays in Stornoway Isle of Lewis: Some travellers prefer using car hire in Stornoway Isle of Lewis and also take public holidays into consideration for various reasons. If you wish to do the same, check the office holidays here.
  • Internet coverage: When traveling to Stornoway, you should be aware that there may not be 3G coverage at various places, or probably in most areas. Therefore it is advised to use the Wi-Fi from the hotel or the restaurant you’re visiting to see and store maps beforehand or to print your ticket etc.
  • Road conditions: Although the roads are clean and well-maintained, and you might only rarely see a road crack or a small pothole, but the greatest tip to drive in Stornoway is to drive defensively. Many roads you encounter can be single track, and while it is completely manageable to continue the speed, the hindering factors are sheep and deer which may decide to cross the road. Nevertheless, a defensive drive takes away all the challenges and you’re definitely able to enjoy your journey, cherishing every building or a field you pass by.

About Stornoway (Isle Of Lewis)

The main settlement and the largest town, also the capital of Lewis, is Stornoway. Car hire at Stornoway Isle of Lewis airport allows you to reach your hotel with convenience and comfort, in order to start your journey of Stornoway, whether it is for tourism purposes or a business meeting. Stornoway serves as a famous traveling option among other islands in Scotland for people who want to delve into the history of Scotland and its culture. The natural beauty is also in abundance and is best explored using car hire in Stornoway Isle of Lewis, which enables you to travel on your terms.

 

 

 

Stornoway (Isle of Lewis)

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Driving in Stornoway (Isle Of Lewis)

If you are using car hire in Stornoway Isle of Lewis and you are driving with care, it is the same as you’re driving in any other part of the UK, just with a minor difference of vast grazing fields beside most roads. The driving experience in Stornoway takes you back to the rural-urban culture that you do not see in cities these days, where sheep are walking by the roadside and some are grazing in the nearby fields and then there are restaurants as well as new constructions – a perfect rural-urban culture.

  • Age limits: While the minimum age limit for driving is 18 years, many (almost all) car rental companies have a minimum requirement of 21 years of age for being eligible to hire a car.
  • International Driving Permit: Scotland allows people from the Europe to drive the vehicle of their choice (listed on their driving license from their native country). People from outside the Europe can drive in Stornoway with their local driving license for up to 12 months.
  • Additional papers: A proof of identification, a valid driver’s license, and the car ownership certificate should always be kept while driving your personal vehicle, and the car ownership certificate is replaced by a certificate from the car rental agency if you are using car hire in Stornoway Isle of Lewis.
  • Additional requirements: None.
  • Children in the car: A child restraint system is mandatory for children you’re traveling with, if they’re under 18 years in age. Children under 3 years old are required to sit in the back seat in a child restraint system, and if they are to be seated in the front seat, it must be rear-facing with the air-bag which can be deactivated.
  • Driving side of the road: Left Hand Side
  • Lights: The standard traffic light system as used in other parts of the UK is implemented in Stornoway as well.
  • General speed limits: In Scotland, the general speed limit is 112 km/h on motorways and dual carriageways. The speed limit in built-up areas is 48 km/h and is 96 km/h in the outside built-up areas.
  • Parking suggestions: Wherever you go using car hire in Stornoway Isle of Lewis, look for the parking options at Parkopedia.

Drive your rental car around Stornoway (Isle Of Lewis)

One might say that Stornoway has sufficient traveling options to serve the traveling needs of a short, less-than-a-week of vacation. However, Scotland consists of various similar islands with their distinct tourist places that you'd love to pay a visit. It is advised to use the car hire in Stornoway Isle of Lewis and travel beyond the boundaries of Stornoway.

What to see in Stornoway (Isle Of Lewis)

Stornoway receives consistent acclaims as a luxury island, having rich history, stunning views of crystal clear water, and wonderful specialty museums filled with remarkable pieces of history and art. Use car hire in Stornoway Isle of Lewis to travel to your favourite specialty museums.

Stornoway receives consistent acclaims as a luxury island, having rich history, stunning views of crystal clear water, and wonderful specialty museums filled with remarkable pieces of history and art. Use car hire in Stornoway Isle of Lewis to travel to your favourite specialty museums.

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Major events and festivals

The Stornoway Isle of Lewis has many festivals going on throughout the year, as they do in other islands in the Scotland. While many of these events are national, hence common between different islands, but few are distinct to Stornoway as well.