Book the perfect Isle of Harris Campsite Experience

Experience the mystical attraction of the beautiful Island of Harris and Lewis. The island is also the perfect location to witness the natural wonder and theatrical performance of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

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, or reside in our Bedouin Tent, and be protected against the wild Scottish elements with both featuring log fires. Or stay in our unique Blackhouse Bothy. Alternatively, park up your  Motorhome, or simply pitch your tent in one of our beautiful locations, either exposed to the seaviews or protected in our private woodland. Our historic 150 year old Blackhouse offers showering and cooking facilities, and also a washing machine and tumble dryer. It is also the perfect place to meet, chill and chat, steeped in Scottish History. No matter which you choose you will be located within easy reach of both the ferries on the south of the island and only 10 minutes from our beautiful beaches on the west side or the stunning Bays area on our doorstep.

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 sampling 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. It’s a place I love and wish to share with like minded people. 

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


The Lickisto Experience

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!

Peter & Jane

A Piece of Harris Magic

This was the pinnacle of our 8 day trip to the Scottish Highlands and Hebrides. Lickisto campsite is magical! It has a great choice of varied pitches with stunning loch views. It has two charming converted blackhouses with communal shower, kitchen , microwave, kettle, coffee maker, fridge freezer, log burner and very cosy seating areas. I think the prices are very reasonable for the beauty and character of the establishment and exceptional attention to detail. We are booked for a return trip next year we are that impressed!

Andrew Stone

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.



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.


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.