The wild mountains of North Harris and the gentler landscape and sandy shores of South Harris are divided by a tiny isthmus.
The imposing hills of North Harris were formed millions of years ago from some of the oldest rock on the planet. Walking the bare peaks is a major reason why many visitors come to North Harris, as they offer spectacular scenery and superb views.
In comparison, South Harris boasts a more gentle landscape. In particular, on the west coast you’ll find brilliant white shell beaches and turquoise waters with the hills of North Harris in the backdrop - Luskentyre beach is a definite highlight.
In stark contrast, the eastern face of Harris is a barren, lunar-like landscape. You’ll find the main ferry port of Tarbert on the rocky east coast. The town's mountainous backdrop is impressive, and is attractively laid out on steep terraces sloping up from the dock. There are a small number of hotels and restaurants and the only tourist office on Harris.
Home to the famous Harris Tweed, Harris also boasts excellent fishing, golfing and walking opportunities and has a fascinating visible history.