Isle of Harris Self Catering
There are a wonderful collection of galleries on the Isle of Harris. Our very own Borvemor Arts Studio can be found on site, please feel free to come and explore. The Mission House is Finsbay is very worthy of a visit, it is a converted church in the beautiful 'Bays of Harris' and the studio to photographer Beka Globe and ceramic artist Nickolai Globe. The Finsbay Gallery is a small contemporary art gallery also in the bays showing a fantastic display of multi media art as well as Holmaseig Gallery in Quidinish displaying the work os Harris born Margarita Williams. The Hebridean Art Studio is a lovely space with original paintings, prints and cards by artist Fiona Simes. And at Talla na Mara you will find the studio of talented illustrator Jocelyn Hildray & and Isle of Harris Fine Art.
From cycling to golf Harris has it all covered. Even surfing is an option! Surf Lewis & Harris provides surf lessons and equipment hire in a safe environment at various beaches on Harris. Immerse Hebrides specialises in guided wild swim experiences for beginners, families and adventurous open water swimmers.To go further afield Kilda Cruises provides a fast and comfortable day trip service with St Kilda as the main destination and other outlying islands by request. There are lots of different hiking options as well as accessories to The Hebridean Way just 5 minutes away. Amhuinnsuidhe Estate can organise fishing and field sports. You will find outstanding salmon and sea trout fishing and excellent stalking and rough shooting. There is something for everyone!
WHERE TO EAT
There are a number of places to eat on the island including a few quirky eateries! Some of our favourites include Croft 36 in Northton - this croft shop sells delicious butteries, scones, tarts and homemade meals. Temple Cafe, nearby is a 'sit-in' deli and bakery and uses Isle of Harris botanicals to make unique food and drinks. Another stop not to miss is The Butty Bus is situated at the harbour in Leverburgh. For a treat Scarista House has an elegant candle lit restaurant. Harris Distillery does amazing cakes and coffee and the local Talla na Mara serves brunch and early evening meals. Lorna's Larder at Tarbert Marina serves delicious fresh food from a catering van and Flavour do fantastic interactive dining in their restaurant in Tarbert. Enjoy great food and fine ales at newly opened The Bothy in Leverburgh.
Harris Tweed in Tarbert specialises in producing a diverse range of tweed attire, accessories and furnishings. There is also a large tweed store opposite the shop with exciting tweeds to choose from. There are also other shops selling tweed - Harris Tweed and Knitwear in Drinishader and The Harris Tweed Company in Grosebay. Borrisdale Tweed in Leverburgh is a treat to visit and selling lovely cushions in a huge array of colours. Whilst in Leverburgh you'll find a large array of gifts o the top floor of 'An Clachan'. Essence of Harris in Tarbert is not to be missed as well as Balmire at Harris. Finally the Isle of Harris Distillery sells the fantastic Harris Gin, glasses, gifts, wine and other delights!
THINGS TO SEE
Harris has the most stunning beaches in the world and also an interesting history to top it all off! The beaches range from the huge expanses of Traigh Losgaintir (Luskentyre) and Traigh Sgarastaigh (Scarista) to little sheltered coves beside the road at Na Buirgh (Borve). We think the beach in front of Beach House (Traigh Mhor) is one of the most beautiful on the island! Places worth a visit include St Clement's Church in Rodel. The church was built in the 16th century by Alexander MacLeod of Harris and Dunvegan. The church is open to the public and run by Historic Scotland. Callanish Standing Stones in Lewis are one of the most significant and important megalithic complexes in Europe.