Little Stream in Lews Castle Grounds

MidnightMelody

Joined October 2011

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656 views, 3 favourites, 23 November 2014
Featured in SUPERBLY VISUAL on 12 August 2014
Captured with my Nikon Coolpix S6200 camera, a little stream running under a small bridge in the grounds of Lews Castle, Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The grounds of Lews Castle are upon to the public free of charge.
Currently vacant and on the Buildings at Risk register, Lews Castle was built in 1847 for James Matheson who made his fortune in the Chinese opium trade.
It changed hands in 1918, when industrialist Lord Leverhulme acquired the island. He invested in the castle introducing central heating, electric lighting and internal telephones and extended the ballroom to accommodate his parties. He then gifted it to the people of Stornoway in 1923.
See link below:-
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-20651...


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