The Island

Often referred to as The Isle of Harris, Harris is the southern part of the island of Lewis and Harris, the largest of the Outer Hebrides.

The ferry port of Tarbert is the capital village and is home to a range of restaurants and small shops. It naturally divides Harris into the largely unspoilt, mountainous north - a magnet for hillwalkers - and the more populated south with its numerous villages and sweeping white sandy beaches. Those at Husinish, Luskentyre and Scarista are often regarded as being the most spectacular.


And the locals - known as the Hearach – are as justifiably proud of their Gaelic heritage as they are of their stunning landscape.

Home to a distinct, spiritual and lively culture, these safe and friendly Hebridean communities enjoy a more relaxed pace of life and extend a warm welcome to all who visit them.

Harris and the nearby islands of North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra offer a wide range of traditional cultural events and visitors often find themselves joining in with the local highland games, agricultural shows, ceilidhs and hogmanay celebrations.

This unique Hebridean culture is founded on strong religious beliefs and Sunday - the Sabbath - remains a special day on Harris. It’s a day where you can relax, reflect and spend precious, unhurried time on your own or with those who are closest to you.

The Isle of Harris really is a truly special destination.