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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Isle of Harris Winter Activities

Isle of Harris Winter Activities

If you’re thinking about visiting the Isle of Harris (Outer Hebrides, Scotland) in Winter, we have put a list together for you of the top 10 things to do in Winter.

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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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The Best Beaches on the Isle of Harris

The Best Beaches on the Isle of Harris

The Isle of Harris – part of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland – is undoubtedly known for it’s fantastic beaches. They look like they’ve been transported out of the Carribean, they just forgot to add the temperature and the constant sunshine.

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Top 10 Rainy day activities Isle of Harris

Top 10 Rainy day activities Isle of Harris

If Harris is known for one thing – then it’s the weather and the unpredictability of it! The weather in the Outer Hebrides can be “interesting”: blue skies and then gail force winds at the same times, or horizontal rain. Nevertheless, Harris and Lews have got lots to offer on rainy days.

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Electric Car Charging Outer Hebrides

Electric Car Charging Outer Hebrides

Just as petrol stations are more sparse on the Isle of Harris and the Outer Hebrides in general, so are electric vehicle charge points. You do need to plan your EV journey to take account of this. But as an EV driver, you will be used to planning ahead, and with Scotland being EV-friendly you should have an excellent experience.

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Dog-friendly Accommodation Isle of Harris

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 natural you want to bring your dog on holiday with you! However, it can be hard to find dog-friendly accommodation anywhere! The luxury beach cottage Oran Na Mara offers dog-friendly accommodation on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides.

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Winter Photography Outer Hebrides

Winter Photography Outer Hebrides

Winter Photography Outer Hebrides Ever wondered how to take photographs of the night sky? Learn from photographer Mo Thomson.This article was written by Mo Thomson, a brilliant photographer who loves Harris and has stayed at Òran na Mara a number of times. We hope you...

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Winter Holidays Isle of Harris

Winter Holidays Isle of Harris

Winter Holidays Isle of Harris Isle of Harris - A photographer's paradiseAutumn and Winter on the Isle of Harris are perfect for photographers who enjoy winter landscape photography in Scotland. Winter Holidays Isle of Harris - the Autumn heralds the longer nights for...

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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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