Lewis and Harris
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, Carloway, Isle of Lewis

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Lewis and Harris

As the main island in the Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris is a great place to start your unforgettable Hebridean adventure. Discover a dramatic island landscape, Gaelic culture and historic traditions and attractions.

Although it may sound like two separate islands, Lewis and Harris are actually two parts of the one island, with Stornoway on the east coast, the largest town of the island group. Catch the ferry to Lewis and Harris, and you'll soon be blown away by the ever-changing mix of terrains; mountains, hills, lunar-like rocky plateaus, moorlands, meadows, rugged coastlines and white sandy beaches all feature.

Once you've explored Lewis and Harris, there's plenty more adventures to have as you head south via causeway or ferry to the other Hebridean islands which lie southwards.

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 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

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

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