Book the perfect Isle of Harris Campsite Experience

 

Experience the mystical attraction of the beautiful Island of Harris and Lewis. 

Bask in the picturesque scenery, spot the abundance of local wildlife, take a step back from everything and enjoy what nature has to give. Lickisto Blackhouse Camping offers all of this and in true nomadic style, without compromise. 

At Lickisto, you can go glamping in one of our traditional yurts complete with wood-fire and protected against the wild Scottish elements. You can park up your motorhome, or simply pitch your tent. Our historic Blackhouses offer washing and cooking facilities and a place to meet, chill and chat.

Welcome To Lickisto Blackhouse Camping

Our two Blackhouses are around 150 years old and are a very popular place to meet, relax and chat whilst also providing an education and timely reminder of ‘days of yore’ – a very unique feature of Outer Hebridean life.

Upon wandering around Lickisto Blackhouse Camping, you will discover diverse vegetation and windbreak paths synonymous with the campsite.

Our particularly special site is secluded, private, holistic and an experience similar to ‘middle earth.’

The Lickisto ethos is simple; enjoyment, respect, laughter and enjoying what nature has to offer. The local wildlife certainly appears to enjoy the natural habitat, with seals, otters and both sea and golden eagles, all of which have embraced the environment of Lickisto and Harris for 100’s of years. They seem to be a good judge of ‘home from home.’

Creating a friendly atmosphere with unique facilities is the pure essence of Lickisto.

I look forward to meeting you upon your visit to the Island.

Greig

The Lickisto Experience

What’s truly unique about Lickisto Blackhouse Camping? Well, other than the magical surroundings, dramatic landscape and pure Scottish charm, we also have two historic communal Blackhouses which are over 150 years old, offering showers, kitchens and communal areas to socialise or relax with a book.

When you aren’t simply enjoying the scenic location, you can also go fishing on the loch, or hire a mountain bike to explore the unexplored terrain. We also proudly grow vegetables on the site which you are welcome to enjoy.

Richard Pentland 

The magic started on the magnificent drive through the Highlands then Skye, from there we took the ferry from Uig to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. It was like arriving into a new world, lunar like landscape,  blissfully peaceful and surprisingly decent weather. We were met by friendly face and campsite manager Greig, who gave us a detailed tour of this quirky camp site that sits on top of a beautiful bay with breathtaking views out to sea. If you like nature, looking at the clear night sky, spotting northern lights then this is your place. I loved the blackhouse shower block so in keeping with the traditions of its Outer Hebridean past.

I plumped for the Yurt (perfect for sleeping 2) with wood burning stove, all cooking utensils provided. Anything we had forgotten and Greig came to the rescue. We had a superb stay and were able to discover the beauty this idyllic location has to offer, can’t wait for our return trip later this year.

Clare and James

Had an amazing stay at Lickisto Blackhouse Campsite. Short drive from the ferry terminal at Tarbert through the most amazing landscape and warm welcome from Grieg the campsite manager. We were spoiled for choice for pitches with a quirky feel or view. The highlight here is definitely the use of the communal Blackhouse which gives you a real historic feel of Harris and a brilliant retreat if needed from the occassional scottish rain shower! The toilets and showers, also situated in traditional buildings, were fresh and clean. The site is also extremely handy for exploring Harris with gorgeous walks from the site itself and the amazing world famous Luskentyre beach only 15-20 minutes drive away. Can’t wait to go back, would love to stay in one of the yurts!

Andrew Stone

Perth
4.1/5
Laid back and quirky

Well worth a visit. Laid back and quirky, a super place to chill. Loved the unusual toilet block. Views were just amazing. Very relaxed stay. A good base to walk and cycle from. Plenty willife to see including cuckoo’s, eagles ans seals.

Tim

London
5/5

Secluded and peaceful
Lovely location with a view over the water; saw a few seals in the area. We stayed in one of the yurts which was very cosy…and proved very watertight too as it poured with rain all night. Fitted 3 people nicely; 2 parents and 2 small kids might be ok. Shower was nice and clean.

John

Leeds
5/5
Amazing place to camp

We had 2 amazing nights at Lickisto. The layout of the campsite is very special with lots of plants and vegetation forming walkways and lots of little areas so when you camp you are very secluded from everyone else.

Ferry and Airport pickup can be arranged in advance. Please contact us for further information.