Main Attractions in Harris

There are lots of things to see and do in Harris. We have listed some of the main attractions below along with some contact details.

Most shops are closed on a Sunday in both Harris and Lewis, as are some restaurants and cafes.

Tarbert & Surrounding Area

Harris Hotel, Tarbert

Calmac Booking Office and Pier.
Loomshed Deli, almost next door.
Island Bites, catering van serving drinks and takeaway food.
Craft Markets,Handmade Harris & The Craft Market, at Tarbert Community Centre.
Isle of Harris Distillery, whisky tours, gift shop and canteen.
Harris Hotel lunch and evening meals with bar open to the general public.
Pierhouse Restaurant & Mote Bar lunch and evening meals with bar open to the general public.
Morrison’s Newsagent and Grocer, Main Street.
AD Munro’s, Newsagent, Off Licence, Grocer and Butcher, Main Street.
Akram Discount Stores, Household Stores.
Essence of Harris. Locally made, hand poured candles, gift shop. Next to main car park.
Harris Tweed Isle of Harris Harris Tweed gift shop.
North Harris Trust Guided walk programme.
SC Seafoods. Mobile fish shop.

Waterside Cafe, Pier Road across from main car park.
Kilda Cruises
, booking office for trips to St Kilda.
Sea Harris. Offering boat trips to the Shiants and other destinations.
Visit Scotland, Tourist Information Centre. Located within Essence of Harris shop.
Harris Sports Centre, located within Sir E Scott School on A859.
Black Lab Photos, West Loch Tarbert. Artwork for sale and framing.
Hebscape Gallery, A859 heading north.
Ardhasaig Glass & Arts, Gallery on A859 heading north from Tarbert, just before Ardhasaig on the shore side.
Ardhasaig Filling Station, A859 heading north.
Ardhasaig House Hotel, restaurant, booking required.

Road to Scalpay

North Harris Community Recycling Site for plastics, glass, metals and paper.
Caolas Gallery, Photography gallery. Kyles Scalpay.
Flavour, Restaurant open Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening. Booking essential. One mile from cottages on road to Scalpay. Address : Unit 1, Iomairt An Obain, Urgha, HS33DS
Island Dainties, take-away cakes from a shed, Scalpay village.
North Harbour Bistro and Tearoom, Scalpay village, booking required for evening meals 01859 540218.
Scalpay Lighthouse walk, park at Outend.

Scalpay Lighthouse

Scalpay Lighthouse

Road to Huisinis

North Harris Eagle Observatory

North Harris Eagle Observatory

Eagle Observatory walk, car park and signage to observatory . Owned and managed by the North Harris Trust.
Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Estates Produce, just past the castle.
Huisinis beach and views of Scarp.
Huisinis Gateway, toilets, showers and information boards. Owned and managed by North Harris Trust.

West Side (heading south on A859)

Beaches Luskentyre, Seilebost, Nisabost, Scarista, Northton.
Luskentyre Tweed Company, Luskentyre. Harris Tweed workshop and tweed for sale by Donald John Mackay MBE.
The Cake Shed, homemade cakes from a shed in Luskentyre.
Luskentyre Beach Hut, selling gifts, ice creams, drinks & snacks
Sparrowhouse Gallery, Art Gallery, Seilebost Old School
Flavour, Chocolate & Ice creams at Tall ana Mara, Nisabost
Talla na Mara, café/restaurant/gallery and art studios selling gifts.
Blas bhon Iar. Takeaway food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Horgabost Campsite.
Horgabost Bike Hire, at Horgabost Campsite. Tel : 07469 196079
Isle of Harris Golf Club.
Scarista House, Scarista. Restaurant, booking required.
Temple Cafe, Northton (Open Sunday).
Croft 36, Northton, freshly prepared meals to collect (self service shop).
Seallam! Visitor Centre, Northton. Genealogy Centre and gift shop.
Taobh Tuath Tweeds, Northton. Harris Tweed workshop and tweed for sale.
Northton Trading Co, Northton, handmade Harris Tweed gifts.
Mustheb, Leverburgh. Handmade Hebridean Mustard.

Nisabost Beach

South Harris

St Clement’s Church, Rodel

St Clement’s Church, Rodel. The photo was taken by Stephen Branley.

An Clachan, Leverburgh. Grocery store, newsagent, off-licence, gift shop and filling station.
Leverhulme Community Hub, including charity shop, launderette with plans to open a café and gym
Borrisdale Tweed, Leverburgh, Harris Tweed gift shop.
The Butty Bus, Leverburgh. Takeaway food or sit in food near Calmac pier.
Anchorage Restaurant and Bar, Leverburgh. Near Calmac pier.
St Kilda departure point for Kilda Cruises and Sea Harris.
St Clements Church, Rodel, historic church.
Grannie Annie’s, Gift Shop, Rodel
Sam’s Seafood Shack, catering van specialising in seafood, Lingerbay

The Bays of Harris

The Mission House Studio, Finsbay. Photographic and Ceramics gallery. Resident Artists.
Bays of Chocolate, Finsbay. Handmade Chocolates.
Finsbay Gallery, Finsbay. Multimedia art gallery.
Holmasaig Gallery, Quidnish. Art gallery, Resident Artist.
Skoon Gallery, Geocrab. Art café. Resident Artist.
Bays Community Centre, Leac a Li. Café and events.
Harris Tweed & Knitwear, Plockropool.  Harris Tweed clothing and accessories.
Harris Tweed Exhibition, Plockropool.
Willie Fulton Arts Venue, Drinishader. Art Gallery. Resident Artist.
Harris Tweed Company, Grosebay. Harris Tweed clothing and accessories.

Skoon Gallery, Geocrab

Other Activities

Travelling the main road through Harris

Travelling the main road through Harris. The photo was taken by David Crocker.

Hebridean Way, walk all the way from The Butt of Lewis, south through the isles of Harris, Uist and Benbecula to Isle of Barra.
Fishing & Stalking: Fishpal.com (Finsbay Fishing, Borve Lodge Estate Fishing & Deer Stalking/Shooting, Obbe Fishing’sAmhuinnsuidhe Castle).
Isle of Harris Car Hire.
Harris 365. Private Hire tour company.
Harris Scenic Tours. Private Hire tour company.
Bike Hire. Enquire at Ardhasaig Filling Station 01859 502066 or Sorrel Cottage Leverburgh 01859 520319.
Scaladale Centre. Water and land-based outdoor activities

General Websites

Isle of Harris – comprehensive guide to our beautiful island.
Isle of Harris Facebook page.
Harris Scotland Facebook page.
TripAdvisor – Things to do in the Isle of Harris.
Explore Harris – information about the Isle of Harris.
VisitScotland – Information about the Isle of Harris.
Harris Events – News website including upcoming events.
Visit Outer Hebrides.co.uk – Information about the Outer Hebrides.

Arriving in Tarbert

Arriving in Tarbert. The photo was taken by Nessy_Pic.