Places of interest and things to do in Harris


 
Church of St. Clement, Rodel
 
Built in the 16th Century, by Alexander MacLeod of Harris and Dunvegan. Main features of interest are three tombs carved in black gneiss depicting knights and the tomb of Alexander MacLeod
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seallam! Visitor Centre
 
Situated at Northton, the centre has a changing series of exhibitions featuring local life and history and an internationally known research centre to assist in tracing Hebridean ancestors. If you are interested in finding out more about this please visit the Seallam! Website
 
 
 

 
 
 
Boat Trips
 
Visits to the Shiant Islands can be arranged. For more information contact:
 
Sea Harris (trips to Shiant Islands)
 
 
 
 
 
Harris Tweed
 
Traditional Harris tweed is still woven on the Island. More information from:
 
 
 
 

Sports
 
A wide range of sporting activities can be enjoyed on Harris these include: Golf, Tennis, Cycling, Swimming, Surfing, Kayaking and Rock Climbing.
 
For information please contact:
 
 
 
 
Eating Out
 
Lunches, teas and snacks are available in Leverburgh, Rodel, Geocrab, Lackalee and Tarbert. Advanced booking is recommended for evening meals, further details and menus can be found on the following sites.
 

Travelling further afield - The Isle of Lewis
 
if you are including a visit to Lewis as part of your trip then the major tourist attractions include:
 
Callanish Standing Stones
 
One of the most important megalithic complexes in Europe, it consists of rows of Lewisian gneiss arranged in a cross shape.
Please visit the Callanish Visitor Centre website for further information.
 
 
 
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
 
Situated at Carloway on the Atlantic coast of the Isle of Lewis, the Blackhouse Village is a unique group of restored thatched cottages.
More information from:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stornoway
 
A visit to Stornoway, the main town on the Isle of Lewis, with a population of just over 6,000 should be included. A wide range of facilities are available in the town, for more information about Stornoway visit Explore Stornoway.



 
 
Beaches
 
Stretching up the West coast of Harris from Northton, the beaches at Scarista, Borve, Horgabost, Seilebost and Luskentyre provide a stunning landscape.

 

 

Cruises to St. Kilda 

Daily cruises, weather permitting, leave Leverburgh between 7.30 and 8am, further information can be obtained from the cruise operators.

 
 
 

 
 
 
Art Galleries and Craft Centres
 
There are several galleries throughout Harris and Lewis, the local ones can be found at:
 
 

Walks
 
Walkers of all ages and abilities are well catered for and a booklet of recommended walks is available as a reference for our visitors. Beach walks at Luskentyre and Hushinish can be tackled by all and give spectacular views across to the Islands of Taransay and Scarp. For the more adventurous, the Clisham at 799 metres is the highest point on the Island.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wildlife
 
Eagles, buzzards, seals and otters have all been seen around Tigh an Eilein. As well as countless sheep!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Shopping
 
Gifts and souvenirs, can be purchased from the shops in Leverburgh and Tarbert. As can grocery items and fuel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
 
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
 
Built in 1862, by David Stevenson and his brother Thomas Stevenson (father of famous author Robert Louis Stevenson), the Lighthouse is situated at the far north of the Isle of Lewis.
 
 

 

Isle of Harris Distillery
The Isle of Harris whisky distillery is located in Tarbert and produces The Hearach. Tours are available as well as a cafe and gift shop. For further information please visit the Isle of Harris distillery website.