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Location: Isle of Lewis

Day 1 - 19 Aug 2021

Lewis and Harris

Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris

Content: One of the more remote set of islands to visit in Scotland - the time spent getting to here is so worth it! These two joined islands offer some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. It’s beaches rival anything in the Caribbean (especially when the sun is out) and it’s a place that will stay with you long after the ferry returns you to mainland.

Location: Ullapool

Day 1 - 19 Aug 2021

CalMac Ferries Ullapool

Ullapool, CalMac Ferries Ullapool
Ullapool, CalMac Ferries Ullapool
Ullapool, CalMac Ferries Ullapool

Content: Get the ferry from Ullapool over to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

Location: Ness

Day 1 - 19 Aug 2021

Eoropie Beach

Ness, Eoropie Beach
Ness, Eoropie Beach
Ness, Eoropie Beach

Content: Once on the island, head up north for your first beach of the trip. Eoropie beach is a beautiful white Sandy beach that’s a big hit with surfers.

Location: Isle of Lewis

Day 1 - 19 Aug 2021

Norse Mill and Kiln

Isle of Lewis, Norse Mill and Kiln
Isle of Lewis, Norse Mill and Kiln

Content: Once you’ve finished at the beach, head to the Norse Mill and Kiln. From the car park, you’ll take a short walk down to the two thatched stone buildings that sit right in a small river valley. It will be the first (but not the last) time that you feel you’ve stepped back in time on Lewis and Harris.

Location: Borve

Day 1 - 19 Aug 2021

Borve Country House Hotel

Borve, Borve Country House Hotel

Content: Get settled in for the night at Borve Country House Hotel - it’s in the perfect place to access everything you’ll want to see on Lewis. There’s also a great little pottery shop, called Borgh Pottery, just down the road that’s worth a visit too.

Location: Garenin

Day 2 - 20 Aug 2021

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Ltd

Garenin, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Ltd
Garenin, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Ltd

Content: Start your day with a trip to the seaside Blackhouse village. People lived in the stone houses right up until 1974, making it one of the last communities of inhabited black houses. If you really want to immerse yourself, you can actually stay in one of the houses themselves!

Location: Isle of Lewis

Day 2 - 20 Aug 2021

Calanais Standing Stones

Isle of Lewis, Calanais Standing Stones
Isle of Lewis, Calanais Standing Stones

Content: Make sure to pay a visit to the Calanais standing stones. They were erected 5,000 years ago - making them even older than England’s Stonehenge monument! Fans of the series Outlander will also recognise them as the inspiration for Craigh na Dun.

Mangersta Sea Stacks

Isle of Lewis, Mangersta Sea Stacks
Isle of Lewis, Mangersta Sea Stacks
Isle of Lewis, Mangersta Sea Stacks

Content: Before heading off of Lewis, drive to the epic Mangersta sea stacks. On a sunny day, you can see right through the water! It’s some of our favourite coastline in the whole of Scotland

Location: Isle of Harris

Day 2 - 20 Aug 2021

Lickisto Blackhouse Camping

Isle of Harris, Lickisto Blackhouse Camping

Content: Drive down to the Isle of Harris and base yourself at Lickisto campsite, it’s your own little oasis on the island. If you’re lucky, the locals might just come down to the campsite for some entertainment.

Location: Harris

Day 3 - 21 Aug 2021

Luskentyre Beach

Harris, Luskentyre Beach
Harris, Luskentyre Beach

Content: Drive to the most spectacular beach on Harris, Luskentyre. It has been named one of the UK’s best beaches and we can see why - there’s why sands and turquoise blue water that make it hard to believe you’re in Scotland. There are two wild horses that live on the beach that you can spot if you’re lucky too!

Location: Tarbert

Day 3 - 21 Aug 2021

Isle of Harris Distillery

Tarbert, Isle of Harris Distillery
Tarbert, Isle of Harris Distillery

Content: Once you’re finished at the beach, head to Tarbert to see the Isle of Harris Distillery. Don’t forget to take some of their award winning gin with you. The bottle will have you dreaming of the waters of Luskentyre beach when you’re back at home.

Location: Isle of Harris

Day 3 - 21 Aug 2021

Essence of Harris

Isle of Harris, Essence of Harris
Isle of Harris, Essence of Harris

Content: Another great shop to visit in Tarbert while you’re there is Essence of Harris. They do beautiful candles named after different spots on the island. We picked up the Seilebost candle which smells like black pomegranate.

Location: Isle of Harris

Day 4 - 22 Aug 2021

Sgarasta Mhòr Beach

Isle of Harris, Sgarasta Mhòr Beach
Isle of Harris, Sgarasta Mhòr Beach

Content: On your last day in Harris, head down to explore some more of its white Sandy beaches. Sgarasta beach is another great one if you’re wanting golden sands and aqua water.

Location: Harris

Day 4 - 22 Aug 2021

Salt Flats

Harris, Salt Flats

Content: From the beach, head down to see the incredible salt flats. They are incredibly rare and have been cited as sites of specific interest - it’s a magical place to visit!

Location: Isle of Harris

Day 4 - 22 Aug 2021

Temple Harris

Isle of Harris, Temple Harris
Isle of Harris, Temple Harris
Isle of Harris, Temple Harris

Content: While you’re down in Northton, head to the Temple Cafe. It’s a wee independent deli and bakery that looks out over the salt flats, so you know you’ll have a great view while you have your coffee. Their sticky buns are also incredible!

Location: Isle of Lewis

Day 4 - 22 Aug 2021

Lewis and Harris

Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris

Content: We couldn’t recommend these islands anymore and we hope this guide gives you a chance to see some of the best things to see while there. Here’s a few tips if you are thinking of making the trip: - book ferry / accommodation early. The islands aren’t big and there aren’t a lot of places to stay, or that many sea crossings. - It pays to visit the supermarket as you arrive in Lewis, there aren’t many on the island and this one is by far the biggest! - Bring a wetsuit. The water gets pretty cold this far North so if you want to swim it helps to be prepared! And have a great time - we can’t wait to go back!