Hello, my name is Anna. This blog is about all the beautiful islands around the world.

110 lewis and harris

Even though the name on the card and the postmark says "Isle of Lewis", Lewis is in fact part of an island called "Lewis and Harris", the largest and most populous island in Scotland (although it is rather difficult to notice it when you're there).

Last year it was ranked the best island in Europe and fifth best island in the world by TripAdvisor. It is not surprising, Lewis and Harris offer tranquility, amazing landscapes, rich culture and history. With long Presbyterian tradition, the island is also known for its religious observance. Sundays are always calm and quiet, as everyone attends church. There is usually a Gaelic service in the morning and an English service in the evening, and as many visitors say, Gaelic psalm singing is unique and certainly worth experiencing.

Lewis is especially popular thanks to historical sites like Calanais standing stones, but there are plenty of other attractions too, e.g. the Abhainn Dearg (Red River) Distillery in Lewis, the first legal whisky distillery in the Outer Hebrides in almost two hundred years.

Read more about Lewis.
Big thanks to John and his brother for sending this card!

Lewis and Harris

Outer Hebrides
biggest town
postcard sent
postcard received
distance travelled

source: Dick Davies
source: Chris Combe


  1. I have guessed it was John before reading your post and looking at the handwriting! :D

    1. It's not the last card from John, let's see if you'll recognise the next one too ;)

  2. Lewis is noted for best beaches in Scotland!

    1. that's true! I don't know why I didn't include any photo Lewis's beaches here,
      but there are plenty of pictures on google showing how amazing they are!



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