Discover a captivating chain of islands in the Atlantic Ocean that offer the perfect opportunity to switch off
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. With dramatic landscapes, a unique Gaelic culture and fascinating history, Lewis and Harris are a great place to start your Hebridean adventure. You will be blown away by wild mountains, immense white beaches, rugged coastlines and lunar landscapes.
Travel to and around Lewis and Harris
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.
Daily car ferries operated by Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) run from Ullapool on the mainland to Stornoway, the main town of Lewis and Harris. The port of Tarbert on Harris is linked to Uig on the Isle of Skye by daily ferries.
Plan your ferry journey with the CalMac website
All you need to know about ferry travel in the Outer Hebrides
There are numerous marinas in the Outer Hebrides, so why not travel by boat?
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.
Check out the Loganair website for more information
Bus and coach
The local council provides a good bus service between Mondays and Saturday, connecting Stornoway with many of the island's other settlements.
The roads of Lewis and Harris are generally quiet and many of them are single track, with plenty of passing places.
Places to stay
Find your perfect accommodation on Lewis and Harris, with a variety of hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, camping and more right across the Outer Hebridean island.
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Help and advice
You can also get advice from our accredited iKnow partners, with excellent local expertise, travel advice and insider tips about must-see attractions and great accommodation in the local area.Find our iKnow Partners in this area
Food and drink ideas
Get a flavour of the islands with world-class seafood, Stonorway Black pudding and award-winning gin.
Map of Lewis and Harris
Explore Lewis and Harris
Things to do
Visit historic sites, places of incredible beauty and great cultural attractions on Lewis and Harris and be enchanted by the wonders of the Outer Hebrides.
Learn more about Gaelic culture, book a hands-on experience or delve into the textile history of the island.
Tours, routes and trails
Check out our ideas for ways to explore the wild and beautiful landscapes of Lewis and Harris.
Plan your perfect trip and find out the latest events and festivals taking place across Lewis and Harris
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