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Lewis and Harris
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, Carloway, Isle of Lewis
Experience the history and heritage of crofting life in this unique self-catering accommodation.

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Lewis and Harris

Off the west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris form the main island in the Outer Hebrides. They may sound like two separate islands, but Lewis and Harris are actually two parts of the one island, with the largest town Stornoway on the east coast. 

With dramatic landscapes, a unique Gaelic culture and fascinating history, this is a great place to start your Hebridean adventure. You will be blown away by wild mountains, immense white beaches, rugged coastlines and lunar landscapes.

From ancient thatched blackhouses at Gearrannan and mysterious standing stones at Calanais to thrilling outdoor activities and superb food, there are plenty of things to do on the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris. There are many more adventures to have as you head south to the other Hebridean islands along the famous Hebridean Way.

So experience life on the edge and start planning your Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris holidays now!

Lewis and Harris Travel Information

Getting here

Daily car ferries operated by Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) run from Ullapool on the mainland to Stornoway, the main town of Lewis and Harris. If you want to fly, the island's airport lies just a few miles from the town centre, with regular flights with Loganair arriving and departing from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, and Benbecula. The port of Tarbert on Harris is linked to Uig on the Isle of Skye by daily ferries.

Travel to Lewis and Harris by ferry

Travel to Lewis and Harris by plane

Sail to Lewis and Harris by boat

Check out Loganair Fly Safe simple steps to healthy flying and safer travel with Calmac.

Getting around

The roads of Lewis and Harris are generally quiet and many of them are single track, with plenty of passing places. The local council provides a good bus service between Mondays and Saturday, connecting Stornoway with many of the island's other settlements.

Travel tip: Communities in Lewis and Harris follow a strong religious observance on Sundays, meaning that most shops and businesses are closed on that day.

Travel around Lewis and Harris by bus

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Get to know Lewis and Harris

You can find out more about where to visit in Lewis and Harris, how to get around and plan the perfect break.

Find out more at Outer Hebrides