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.
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.
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.
Tarbert Filling Station, Scott Road.
Island Stitches, Handmade Harris Tweed gifts, Scott Road.
Black Lab Photos, West Loch Tarbert. Artwork for sale and framing.
Hebscape Gallery & Tearoom, A859 heading north.
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.
Urgha Loom Shed, Harris Tweed weaving shed with tweed and other gifts. Book for demonstrations.
Caolas Gallery, Photography gallery. Kyles Scalpay.
Scalpay School Craft Village, various independent outlets selling local crafts and gifts, 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.
Talla na Mara, café/restaurant/gallery and art studios selling gifts.
Blas bhon Iar. Takeaway food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Horgabost Campsite.
Pairc an t-Srath, Borve. Guesthouse serving restaurant dinners to the general public, booking required.
Isle of Harris Golf Club.
Scarista House, Scarista. Restaurant, booking required.
David Miles Art Studio, Scarista. Resident artist.
The 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

Leverburgh, Borrisdale and Rodel

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.
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.
Borrisdale Tweed, Borrisdale, Harris Tweed gift shop.

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: (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 – Information about the Outer Hebrides.

Arriving in Tarbert

Arriving in Tarbert. The photo was taken by Nessy_Pic.