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Harris is one of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, known for its Harris Tweed. It is joined to the larger island of Lewis but they are known as separate islands.

Map showing Harris in Red


Map of Harris

Harris divides naturally into northern and southern parts which are separated by West and East Loch Tarbert.

Get in[edit]

Section of the Golden Road between Rodel and Tarbert
Luskentyre Beach

By ferry[edit]

Calmac Ferries runs several ferry services to Harris and Lewis:

By bus[edit]

Regular buses link Tarbert with Stornoway on Lewis.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Regular buses travel between Tarbert and Leverburgh.

By car[edit]


  • 1 Croft 36, 36 Northton, HS3 3JA, +44 1859 520779, e-mail: . Monday-Saturday. Specialises in produce from the Hebrides including Seafood, Rabbit, Mutton and Venison. Meals are available in our shack for collection, along with Patisserie style baking which includes Bread, Tarts, Quiche and Cakes, with some gluten-free or vegetarian. Hot Pies, Pastries and Soup available all day.
  • 2 The Temple Café, Northton HS3 3JA, +44 7876 340416, e-mail: . See Website. The Temple Cafe, Northton, is a stunning cafe located in Northton on the Isle of Harris.
  • 3 Skoon Art Cafe, 4 Geocrab, HS3 3HB, +44 1859 530268. Mar-Oct Tue-Sat 10am-5pm.
  • 4 The Anchorage (at the ferry terminal), +44 1859 520225. lunches and evening meals, booking may be advisable for summer evenings
  • 5 The Butty Bus, Pier Rd (near the ferry terminal), +44 7899 786574.


Harris is possibly unique in having plans to convert a pub to a church. There are two bars and a distillery in Tarbert, but there are no pubs elsewhere.


  • Camping Many visitors to Harris camp. There are sites around the island, some extremely picturesque, some not official. Please take your litter home if you decide to do wild camping!
  • There are hostels in Tarbert and Leverburgh.
  • There are hotels in Tarbert and a small one at Scarista, near Leverburgh.
  • There are holiday rentals and bed & breakfasts near both Tarbert and Leverburgh.

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