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.
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