Discover the Isle of Harris

Discover the history and heritage of the Isle of Harris

Discover the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, with its majestic mountains, crystal-clear blue waters, unique cultural heritage and sandy beaches.

The southern-most part of Lewis and Harris, the Isle of Harris is a landscape rich with natural beauty and stunning wildlife. From the windswept north-west settlement of Hushinish to the sandy beaches of the south, it’s an island waiting to be discovered.

Located on the dramatic west coast of the Isle of Harris, Òran na Mara’s unique views to Scarista beach and the Chaipaval peninsula offer a real opportunity for adventure.

A Scottish Island of Contrasts

The mountainous north offers a wilderness to explore. The western beaches are among the best in the world.

Geological and Historical Wonders

With mountains scoured by the shifting of the glaciers, the Isle of Harris is rich with geological wonders. Neolithic and Norse settlements sit alongside medieval churches and extraordinary natural features.

Isle of Harris Wildlife

A beautiful house in a spectacular setting. We had glorious sunshine and the views!

We watched the sunset almost every evening. A fabulous week, with the best weather we’ve ever had in Scotland.

We had the most amazing time. Married on Scarista beach in glorious sunshine!

We have the most fabulous memories of the Isle of Harris to last a lifetime. We have seen eagles (golden and white-tailed) on four of our seven days here.

It’s so soothing and uplifting here. The views are breath-taking and are a privilege to experience. Truly wonderful!

We had a week of warm, sunny weather and the beach to ourselves. A beautiful house on a beautiful island. Bliss!

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Harris Weather – Forecast, Winter Climate & Temperatures

Harris Weather – Forecast, Winter Climate & Temperatures

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The Best Beaches on the Isle of Harris

The Best Beaches on the Isle of Harris

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Top 10 Rainy day activities Isle of Harris

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Electric Car Charging Outer Hebrides

Electric Car Charging Outer Hebrides

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Dog-friendly Accommodation Isle of Harris

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Dog-friendly Accommodation on the Isle of Harris Enjoy your holidays on the Isle of Harris with your best friend!Oran Na Mara - Dog-friendly Accommodation Isle of Harris Dog friendly holidays mean that you can enjoy your time together with man’s best friend. It's only...

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Winter Photography Outer Hebrides

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Winter Holidays Isle of Harris

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Creating Òran na Mara

Creating Òran na Mara

Creating Òran na Mara - Luxury Accommodation Isle of HarrisTo us, Oran na Mara is a very special place – and we hope that you agree. To create a house in this location, to take advantage of the views, and to blend into the landscape took years of painstaking planning,...

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Òran na Mara Bookings for 2023

Òran na Mara Bookings for 2023

We are launching a new website at orannamara.com, to coincide with the opening of our 2023 booking calendar. We are taking over our own booking management from our current partners, LHH, for all bookings dating from January 2023 onwards. Oran na Mara tends to book two...

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