The Isle of Harris and Isle of Lewis are at the North west corner of the group of Islands known as the Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles. The Hebrides are known as the “long island” as they stretch for 100 miles.

The Isle of Harris is actually joined to the Isle of Lewis, and has a short border, shown by a ‘dashed’ line on the Harris map. Harris has a wide range of landscapes, all of which have their own charm and interest. On the west coast lie some of the most spectacular beaches of Britain (marked on the map) with large open machair areas. In the north, the terrain is rugged, mountainous and has a Lunar feel to it.

The east coast is more isolated and has some of the oldest rocks in the world, being dated at some three thousand million years old.

See & Do

Tarbert is the main centre in Harris, and the accommodation is close to Ferry links to North Uist and Skye and a short walk to local amenities (shops, restaurants, tourist information, swimming pool/sports centre, bank etc).

Unspoilt beaches within 20 minutes drive either to the south or west of the accommodation. Dalhanna is an ideal base for a family or couples holiday. Other sporting activities such as golf (nine holes), tennis, fishing, swimming, sports exercise, walking and cycling can all be found locally. A larger variety of sporting and leisure facilities are available in Stornoway.

People come from all over the world to visit St. Clements church in Rodel, where the Macleod chiefs used to worship in the early 1500’s

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Tourist Information & Guides

Activities

Short video clip introducing the Isle of Harris.

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