How to get here...
All ferry routes to and from the Island are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne.
There are 3 main routes which will get you to the Isle of Harris.
This first route is 1hr45mins and will take you into Tarbert, the main village/port of Harris and you will then have to follow the road sign for Leverburgh. Thistle Cottage is 10 miles South of Tarbert.
2. Ullapool, Ross-shire - Stornoway Lewis (see timetables)
The second route takes you into the main town of the Western Isles called Stornoway, Harris is 40 miles south from Stornoway and Thistle Cottage is another 10 miles south from there.
3. Berneray, North Uist - Leverburgh Harris (see timetables)
This ferry will take you into Leverburgh, which is the main village of South Harris and if you follow road signs for Tarbert, Thistle Cottage will be 10 miles North.
Please Note: ALL of these routes are extremely busy in the peak season between the months of April and September, it is absolutely to essential to book especially when travelling with a vehicle.
Our local airport is based in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. It has direct flights to and from Glasgow, Edinburgh & Inverness. Flights are operated by Loganair. Flights are cheaper when booked in advance and again, also essential to book in the Summer months.
Car Hire is available from Car Hire Hebrides