2 Days on Harris

  • Destinations: Isle of Harris
  • Length of trip: 2 days
  • Distilleries: ISLE OF HARRIS DISTILLERY,  

Plan to spend about an hour and a half in the Isle of Harris Distillery – on the tour you will learn about the taste of their maturing whisky, their world-famous gin, the craftsmanship of their iconic bottle and the social impact of the distillery on the local community. There is a canteen for immediate refreshments, and a retail shop for refreshments later in the day.

ISLE OF HARRIS DISTILLERY

On the shores of East Loch Tarbert lies the Isle of Harris Distillery. The future of their community is at the heart of everything they do as their local staff distil world class spirits and offer the very best of Island hospitality.

HARRIS HOTEL

Harris Hotel has been family owned and run for over 100 years. Here you will find Hebridean hospitality at it’s best. Quality accommodation, superb food, friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere. 5 minutes from ferry terminal. A la carte menu featuring fresh local seafood. Whisky bar with over 100 varieties. Open everyday to non-residents.

HOTEL HEBRIDES

Our 4-star accommodation features neutral tones, soft lighting and thoughtful furnishings that creates a tranquil atmosphere throughout the hotel. At Hotel Hebrides we intend to provide all the things you would expect to find when staying at an intimate boutique hotel.

Tarbert Crafts and Harris Tweed

In Tarbert, you can pop into the Harris Tweed shop to learn more about this traditional craft and purchase your very own Harris Tweed products, and also visit the nearby Essence of Harris shop for candles and home fragrances.

Huisinis Beach

From Tarbert, you can take a drive north to Huisinis. Although it’s only about 15 miles each way, it’s known to locals as the longest 30 miles you’ll ever drive. This is a winding single track road that drives through the Harris hills, right through the garden of Amhuinnsuidhe Castle and onwards to the machair and beach at Huisinis, where you will be treated to good views across to Scarp. This area of Harris is very popular with hill walkers as there are some nice routes.

Eilean Glas Lighthouse, Scalpay

A beautiful place for sunset photography is at Eilean Glas Lighthouse on Scalpay. From Tarbert, it’s about a 30 minute drive over a bridge to the island and trail, and another 30 minute walk out across the moors to the lighthouse. This is a clearly-marked but rough path over boggy ground.

ISLE OF HARRIS FERRY

Calmac offers several ferries to the island. From Uig, Skye to Tarbert From Ullapool to Stornoway, then drive, bus, cycle or walk to Tarbert From North Uist to Leverburgh, then drive, bus, cycle or walk to Tarbert