isle of harris 3 1

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.

An Isle 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.

freshwater lochs

km² to explore

Òran na Mara

transparent logo

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.

transparent logo

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.

transparent logo

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!

Recent News

Keep up to date with Òran na Mara’s informative blog 

Dog friendly holiday

Dog friendly holiday

Dog friendly holidays mean that you can enjoy your time together with man’s best friend. It was many years before we had a dog of our own.  Poppy, a Norfolk Terrier, was born locally to us in Northamptonshire, and quickly became part of our family.  Dog Friendly...

read more
Mo Thompson Photography

Mo Thompson Photography

This blog is written by Mo Thompson, a brilliant photographer who loves Harris and has stayed at Òran na Mara a number of times. We hope you enjoy learning a bit more about how to take photos of the night sky.  Imagine a dark winter night, arriving at the ferry port...

read more
Island Light

Island Light

The Autumn heralds the longer nights for stargazing as well as fantastic light for photographers.   Dramatic seascapes, rainbows, clouds and shafts of light abound, bringing an ethereal beauty that will stir your soul and moments that you will remember for ever....

read more

Experience this Unique Island.

Book NowHygge on Harris