Three days on the Isles of Harris & Lewis

Tom & Laura - (traveltwo_)
Itinerary created by
Tom & Laura
What you’ll do

If picture-postcard scenery, beaches that look like they should be in the Caribbean and rugged beauty at every turn is what you are looking for - this is the place to go in Scotland.

We've packed a lot into this three day itinerary - so much that you could easily take your time and enjoy this over a full week.

Most people arriving on Ferry will come into Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, which means you should make the most of some of the great spots nearby.

This includes the Calanais Standing House and the Blackhouse Village. Both require a few hours and are absolute bucket list locations packed full of history and tales.

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Calanais Standing Stones
Calanais Standing Stones
Ancient stones
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Photospot

14.3 km (8.9 mi)

16 min

2

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Ltd
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Ltd
Historic village
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Sightseeing

26.3 km (16.3 mi)

25 min

If you feel you have the time then a trip up the northern tip of Lewis is a must. This part of the island is exposed to some of the harshest winds and wave and it really shows in how the coastline is formed. That said the beautiful white sands of Eoropie Beach feel like they should be found further south.

3

This one is optional

Sea in Design
Sea in Design
Exploring Edinburgh's coastal potential
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Shop

4 km (2.5 mi)

3 min

4

This one is optional

Borgh Pottery
Borgh Pottery
Inspirational Artisanal Pottery
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Sightseeing

17.8 km (11 mi)

18 min

5

This one is optional

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
Special lighthouse in Scotland
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Photospot

2.4 km (1.5 mi)

5 min

6

This one is optional

Eoropie Beach
Eoropie Beach
Scenic beach
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Beach

99.7 km (61.9 mi)

1 hr 27 min

Having explored some of Lewis (if you have longer we'd recommend taking in more from our map) make the 2 hour or so drive onto the Isle of Harris, stopping in Tarbet for incredible local seafood from Lorna's Larder in the harbour.

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Lorna's Larder
Lorna's Larder
Local fish van
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Restaurant

20.7 km (12.9 mi)

21 min

Due to the limited options on the island - accommodation should be sorted out in advance. We've put a good selection here of places or options that allow you to truly enjoy the magic of this part of Scotland.

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Choose the option that fits you the best

The Rock House at Borve Lodge Estate
The Rock House at Borve Lodge Estate
Luxurious seaside rock lodge escape
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Hotel
Blue Reef Cottages- 5 Star Luxury Accommodation
Blue Reef Cottages- 5 Star Luxury Accommodation
Luxury break in secluded paradise
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Hotel
Brighid
Brighid
Romantic Outer Hebrides escape with luxury
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Hotel
Òran na Mara
Òran na Mara
Hebridean holiday experience
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Hotel
Now Where Campers
Now Where Campers
Reliable and beautiful campervans
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Car Rental
Lickisto Blackhouse Camping
Lickisto Blackhouse Camping
Unique camping experience on Harris
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Hotel

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