Location

Cromore (Scottish Gaelic: Crò Mòr) is a traditional crofting township in the district of Pairc, on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. The village forms part of the parish of Lochs and is within one of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas.

Redshank taking it easy

Redshank taking it easy

Its wild and unspoiled beauty makes it a fabulous base for family holidays or a quiet retreat for those looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy life.

The area is rich in wildlife. Whilst garden birds play amongst the wild cotton grass Sea Eagles soar past often mobbed by Hooded Crows. There are also Golden Eagles. Red Deer roam what was one a deer park, the majestic stance of a curious stag makes for an ideal photo opportunity. Guided tours are available to go bird and also Otter spotting.

For those with a love of fishing, there is no end to the lochs, sea lochs, rivers and sea angling opportunities. However, if an adventurous sea safari is more your style then there are plenty of whales, dolphins, and Baskin sharks to be spotted from shore-based vantage points or special boat trips.

Wildflowers carpet the islands during the summer months, whilst water lilies provide camouflage for Herons fishing for supper. Sea pinks, purple heather, yellow iris, orchids and a swathe of buttercups dress the moorland in varying colours throughout the year. Here is a photographers paradise, technicolour sunsets, and sunrises leave you breathless whilst the lucky few are witness to the Northern Lights nearer the approach of winter.

Cromore is the idyllic location for your Hebridean holiday offering lifetime memories for young and old. We are just 12 miles from Balallan which is right in the middle of the island. This puts you within reach of the famous beaches on Harris or on the West side of Lewis, home to the Callanish Stones, both a similar distance away. There is no shortage of visitor attractions that are listed on maps and the Hebrides visitor guidebook which we supply.

The nearest shop (Ravenspoint, Kershader) is situated 6 miles from Cromore here you can buy all the basic foods and essentials. Stornoway is 28 miles away and has two major supermarkets and Tarbert (Harris) has two small supermarkets. The nearest GP practice is 6 miles away in Gravir and there is a Post Office located in Balallan which is 12 miles away. The Western Isles Hospital is based in Stornoway and is 28 miles away.

 

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