Beach Elderly-Couple Walking ferry puffin seals

Around Harris and Lewis

Places to Visit


The Isle of Harris is famous for its beautiful white sandy beaches, we have listed the most popular ones below. Popular means if there are more than six people on any one beach, it's crowded!

Huisinis BeachHarris Beach
Luskintyre Beach
Seilebost Beach
Borve Beach
Northton-Scarista Beach

Places to Visit

We could take up pages listing places to visit, museums, art galleries, cafe and restaurants, but follow the links below for a quick guide, but please take this as a mini guide, there is so much more to discover.

Isle of Harris

Tarbert the main town on Harris
An Seallam - Genealogy Centre
Harris Tweed and Knitwear  Harris Tweed weaving demonstrationsHarris Tweed
Skoon Art Cafe - Original Art and great cafe
St. Clements Church, Rodel
MacLeod Stone
Coir Fhinn Chambered Cairn - Horgabost

Isle of Lewis

Stornoway - the main town on Lewis
Lews Castle Stornoway
An Lanntair
Calanais Standing StonesStornoway Port

Carloway Broch
Blackhouse Arnol
Gearannan Blackhouse Village
Abhainndearg Distillery


Festivals and Shows

Harris Mountain Festival
lsle of Harris Half Marathon
South Harris Agricultural ShowFestivals on Lewis and Harris Face Painting
Hebridean Book Festival
Hebridean Celtic Festival
Sail Hebrides
Stornoway Carnival

List of Events

Check what's going on during your visit Here  

Sites of Interest and Local Information

North Harris Trust organise walks and tours Calendar of Events 
The Western Isles - multi information site with information on birds, wildlife, wild flowers and events across the Western Isles
Hebridean Connections - where you will find over 74,900 records on the people, places and stories of the Western Isles
Virtual Hebrides