Your holiday visit to the Isle of Harris
You'll see Scotland differently after
spending time at a Hebridean Hopscotch holiday accommodation on the
Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides - enjoy a different pace of life and spectacular scenery.
scenery is the main impression of the Isle of Harris – where
the moonscape features of the ancient, glacier scoured mountains in the
north, give way to the rich machair and stunning, golden sandy beaches
of the Outer Hebrides.....
of HarrisTarbert is the main town of this part of the Outer Hebrides,
with a few small shops, bank and ferry terminal for ferries between
Tarbert and Uig on the Isle of Skye and Lochmaddy on North Uist. We
offer two hotels in Tarbert, as well as other bed and breakfast
is still woven by crofters here (as well as in Lewis), on traditional
foot driven pedal looms and weaving demonstrations are available. In
Tarbert, there's a long established Harris Tweed shop with plenty to
interest those taking holidays in the Isle of Harris.
You can drive
round Harris’s circular road in around three hours
– but it’s sure to take you longer, as you
won’t resist frequent stops to take in the stunning land and
seascapes. It’s really worth visiting the delightful villages
set amongst the rocky inlets of the Bays area of the east coast, such
as Ardvey and Flodabay, then experiencing the deep contrast with
Seilabost and Horgabost set among the sandy inlets and machair of the
west coast. Don’t miss the sands at Luskentyre.
In the south
of the Isle of Harris, near the small sheltered harbour of Rodel you
can visit St. Clement’s church, where Clan Macleod chiefs
worshipped since the 1500s.
The nine hole course at Scarista is a test for every golfer on holiday
in the Western Isles, but the views will turn every round into an even
Beaches Isle of HarrisTo the west, a tortuous, 14 mile single track
road reaches a magnificent conclusion at Hushinish, with its wonderful
soft sand beach and views to neighbouring islands, including Taransay
and Scarp (the setting for the highly acclaimed feature film, The
Rocket Post). The road actually passes through the grounds of
Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, built in 1865 for the 7th Earl of Dunmore, and
now used as a prestigious venue for house parties.
Also a little
way along this road is the most remote tennis court in Britain. In a
beautiful setting overlooking the Atlantic ocean on the road to
Hushinish, in North Harris, the new court at Bunabhainneadar offers a
top class artificial grass surface and a cosy wooden pavilion (in case
southern tip of the Isle of Harris lies the small ferry port of
Leverburgh, where a ferry weaves its way, several times a day
(including Sundays) around the reefs and shallow water of the
Sound of Harris to the Island of Berneray. We can offer bed
and breakfast accommodation in Leverburgh, convenient for the
early morning ferry to Berneray and the Uists - the next part of your
Outer Hebrides holidays.