Tarbert (Harris)

Harris | Village | ★★

[Harris Tweed, Tarbert]

With a population of about 500 and a strategic position, Tarbert is an important metropolis by Harris standards - and the island's capital. The Gaelic name translates as "strip of land", and here it refers to the isthmus stopping South Harris from being cut adrift from North Harris: the distance between the east and west coasts here is only a few hundred metres. The vehicle ferry from Uig on Skye terminates here, so the village rapidly fills up with cars a couple of times each day before all becomes quiet again. Harris Tweed shops and a gleaming new distillery are the main points of interest for tourists - though carefully check the source of products in the former. These are some of the island's only indoor attractions, so this is a useful place to be on a wet weather day. Hotel Hebrides pretty much monopolises the evening food scene, with comprehensive restaurant, bar and takeaway menus catering to most tastes; crucially, it's also open on Sundays.

[Distillery and Harris Tweed shops from above (25/5/18)]

Location & info

📌 Tarbert (Harris) ★★
Harris, G.R.: NG 158999 ///visitor.twitching.focus

🚢🚌 Tarbert is the arrival point for ferries from Uig on Skye. There are several bus routes from towns and villages including Stornoway, Leverburgh and Scalpay.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Isle of Harris Distillery ★★★★

[Isle of Harris Distillery]

[Pierhouse Restaurant at Hotel Hebrides (23/5/18)]

[War memorial]

[View over Tarbert village centre from the south (25/5/18)]


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