Things to do in Harris



If there's one thing Harris is famous for it's the spectacular beaches.  Take a drive through South Harris passing fabulous expansive beaches at Northton, Scarista, Horgabost culminationg in the most famous beach in Harris, Luskintyre.  


Take in the iconic, breathtaking views from Seilebost before driving round to Scarista or pop in to ​  situated on the machair at Seilebost in the Old School building .


 Husinish is also well worth a visit and your bound to meet the famous Highland cows on the way though it can be a bit of a squeeze on the single track road. You will also pass the stunning Abhuinnsuidhe Castle on the way.


The East coast of Harris is dominated by 'The Golden "Road" . This winding, picturesque road will take you through the quaint villages of The Bays.


Rocky inlets and stunning coastal views are around every corner. Pop into The Mission House Gallery in Finsbay or stop for some cake and coffee at The Skoon Art Cafe.


Isle of Harris Distillery

The Isle of Harris Distillery is situated in the centre of Tarbert.  Drop in for a tour of the distillery and maybe buy a bottle of the much lauded 'Harris Gin'. At the heart of the distillery sits a peat burning fire bringing you the cosy, welcoming atmosphere of a traditional island home.


Delicious treats available at the cafe and  there is also a varied selection of quality gifts for purchase.Entry to the distillery is free with distillery tours costing £10 per adult. Please contact the distillery directly on 01859 502212 or send an email to for further information or to book onto a tour.

The North Harris Eagle Observatory

The Observatory is situated a short drive from Tarbert. A rare sight across most of Scotland Harris supports one of the highest densities of breeding Golden eagkes in Europe. Take a stroll out to the observatory and be sure to bring your binoculars for a chance to spot these majestic birds. Bright and breezy weather is the best time to spot them.

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St Clements Church

St Clement’s Church has been praised as ‘the grandest medieval building in the Western Isles’, and it’s easy to see why.  The church is always open and entry is free. Wander through the atmospheric rooms and take in the history of centuries gone by.


Many weddings are still held in this enigmatic building and it is well worth a visit. Challenge: Find the heart shaped stone in the wall surrounding! 


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