About the Carloway area

14 Kirivick is popular with guests as it offers easy access to outdoor pursuits such as loch and sea fishing and water sports. Read some of their comments from our guest book. The seashore, cliff tops, moors and machair provide many opportunities for hill walking, hiking, bird watching and photography.


There is excellent fishing on numerous lochs in the area and sea fishing is popular with both locals and visitors. Number 14 is within close proximity of areas of interest such as the Iron Age Dun Carloway Broch, the world famous Callanish Standing Stones and the unique Gearrannan Blackhouse Village.


Carloway is a typical crofting and fishing community, and the sea loch and natural harbour are very much at its centre. The pace of life is enviably slow, and locals and visitors often spend time in the summer evenings watching the shoals of salmon leaping and splashing in the bay. Gaelic is widely spoken in the area and children are taught in Gaelic at the local primary school.