Top things to do in Harris (Na Hearadh)

Top Choice Scottish in South Harris

Machair Kitchen

The restaurant in this community centre and art gallery enjoys a stunning location, with views across the sea to the island of Taransay, and an outdoor deck that makes the most of any sunny weather. The menu include…
Top Choice Beach in South Harris


Luskentyre is one of the biggest and most beautiful beaches in Scotland, famed for its acres of low-tide white sands and turquoise waters. A minor road leads along the northern side of the bay to a parking area besi…
Top Choice Cafe in South Harris

Skoon Art Café

Set halfway along the Golden Road, this neat little art gallery doubles as an excellent cafe serving delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, cakes and desserts (try the gin-and-tonic cake).
Historic Building in South Harris

St Clement’s Church

At the southernmost tip of the east coast of Harris stands the impressive 16th-century St Clement’s Church, built by Alexander MacLeod of Dunvegan between the 1520s and 1550s, only to be abandoned after the Reformat…
Distillery in Tarbert (An Tairbeart)

Isle of Harris Distillery

This distillery started production in 2015, so its first batch of single malt whisky will be ready in 2019; meanwhile, it's producing Isle of Harris gin, too. The modern building is very stylish – the lobby feels li…
Cafe in Tarbert (An Tairbeart)

Distillery Canteen

The cafe at the Isle of Harris Distillery, with its communal, scrubbed-timber tables and chunky benches, is bright and convivial. The menu is not extensive – a choice of soups, cakes, home-baked bread, smoked salmon…
Cafe in Tarbert (An Tairbeart)


This stylish cafe and art gallery, a couple of miles outside Tarbert on the road north towards Stornoway, occupies a hilltop site with breathtaking views over Loch A Siar. Enjoy home-baked cakes or scones with Suki …
Museum in South Harris

Clò Mòr

The Campbell family has been making Harris tweed for 90 years, and this exhibition (behind the family shop) celebrates the history of the fabric known in Gaelic as clò mòr (the 'big cloth'); ask about live demonstra…
Cafe in South Harris

Temple Cafe

Set in a cute stone-and-timber 'hobbit house' that was originally a visitor centre, and strewn with cushions covered in Harris tweed, this rustic cafe serves homemade scones, soups, salads and hot lunch specials to …
Arts Centre in South Harris

Talla na Mara

Opened in 2017 as a community enterprise, this beautiful modern building houses several artists' studios and an exhibition space that displays works celebrating the landscapes and culture of Scotland's Western Isles…