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Image: Dun Carloway Broch, Outer Hebrides

Lewis & 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.

Map of Lewis and Harris

Explore Lewis & Harris


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How to travel to and around Lewis and Harris

Lewis and Harris can be reached by ferry and plane making it easy to travel to the Outer Hebrides.

Getting to


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 on the CalMac website

Find out more about ferry travel in the Outer Hebrides

There are numerous marinas in the Outer Hebrides, so why not travel by boat? 

Discover more about sailing in the Outer Hebrides


Getting around


Lewis and Harris offer a wide range of walking routes from hiking through the Hebrides nature reserves to leisurely strolls along some of the island's most famous beaches.

Check out more walking routes on the Outer Hebrides website

If you're up for a challenge and wish to take your walking adventure to the next level, the Hebridean Way is a great option to explore the Outer Hebrides natural beauty. The 156-mile-long distance walking route stretches from Vatersay to Stornoway in Lewis, taking you through ten islands, over six causeways and across two ferries. 

Find out more about the Hebridean Way on Sustrans website


Bus and coach


A tip from your local expert

Seaforth Harris Tweed

Iain at Seaforth Harris Tweed is so passionate and has so much knowledge and history within his living museum, it is well worth a visit. Be sure to book in advance, as it is by appointment only!


Assistant iCentre Manager, Stornoway

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