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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
Section of the Golden Road between Rodel and Tarbert
Luskentyre Beach


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

Get in[edit]

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]


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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