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Along with more stunning beaches than most Caribbean islands, just minutes away from Beannachd is a nine-hole golf course described by a golfing magazine as one of the world's top ten hidden gems. Use the clubs in the cloakroom!  Harris also boasts some of the finest fishing in the world, spectacular hill, mountain and coastal walks and - perhaps most important of all - a unique Hebridean welcome for visitors. Local Harris Tweed can be seen being woven on the island, and is sold at wholesale prices. There are historic sites ranging from standing stones and Neolithic burial chambers to the 15th century church at Rodel, and the many locations made famous by Gaelic folklore. Boat cruises around east and west Harris can be arranged locally, as well as a spectacular day trip - weather permitting - to the far flung archipelago of St Kilda. Horgabost is ideally located for the ferry connection from Uig on Skye to Tarbert on Harris, and the inter-island service from Leverburgh to Berneray, which gives access to North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra. Stornoway, with its airport, ferry connection to Ullapool, new An Lanntair arts centre and cinema, plus an 18-hole parkland golf course is a breathtaking hour's drive over the imposing North Harris hills, giving a spectacular view of the Clisham - the Outer Hebrides' highest mountain - and Loch Seaforth, the majestic sea loch which marks the boundary between Harris and Lewis.

Golfing on Harris Golfing on Harris

Further afield are the mystical standing stone circle of Calanais, the recreated blackhouse village of Gereanan and the cliffs at Ness.

Harris Beaches Harris Beaches

For the adventurous visitor surfing, climbing, kayaking, kite-surfing, diving and go-karting can all be arranged.  Children usually love the new swimming pool at the school inTarbert, especially when the fiendishly difficult inflatable fun-run is on.

Harris Activities