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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Hygge on Harris

Hygge on Harris

Now that the nights are getting longer, the stars are coming out and it’s Aurora season too. Moonlit beach walks are a special treat, with the phosphorescent glow of the sea adding to the atmosphere. The dark skies of Harris provide such clear starscapes that you can...

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Top 10 Places to visit on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Top 10 Places to visit on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

The Isle of Lewis is substantially bigger than Harris. We've created a list of the Top 10 Places to visit on the Isle of Lewis for you. Harris sure packs a punch when it comes to beautiful scenery and gorgeous beaches, but you as you are on the same island as Lewis,...

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10 Must-Visit Islands That Will Take Your Breath Away

10 Must-Visit Islands That Will Take Your Breath Away

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Best Luxury Holiday Homes Isle of Harris

Best Luxury Holiday Homes Isle of Harris

Best Luxury Holiday Homes Isle of HarrisIn the last 20 years, the Isle of Harris has become one of the best hide-away holiday destinations in Scotland. If you’re looking for a luxury Harris holiday home, we have put a list together for you.Published on 20 November...

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Harris Weather – Forecast, Winter Climate & Temperatures

Harris Weather – Forecast, Winter Climate & Temperatures

Harris in winter is brilliant! Want to know why? You’ve got the island, the beaches, the countryside mostly to yourself! Imagine going for a beach walk and not seeing another soul. Harris in winter is for those who really want to switch off, get away from it all and sit back, relax, sit by the fire, finish a novel or two, take amazing photographs, enjoy the starry skies and be rewarded with the Northern Lights.

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