Stornoway to Calanais Visitor Centre is approximately 30 minutes, from Tarbert in Harris, approximately 40 miles and around an hours drive.
Famous for the Lewis Chessmen, the Celtic Festival and not forgetting the Callanish Stones.
What will you to discover?
Stunning beaches with white sands and clear crystal water set amongst some of the most spectacular scenery and famed worldwide for it's Harris Tweed.
Although not an island itself, Harris is often referred to as the Isle of Harris, it is land bridged with Lewis to form the largest island in the Hebridean archipelago.
Harris is very diverse, in parts the landscape is strewn with massive boulders. The director Stanley Kubrick used the Harris landscape to depict the surface of Jupiter in the film 2001: A Spcae Odyssey.Yet Harris is famed for its beaches, miles of shell white sands with turquoise water that on a really good day would remind you of a tropical paradise.
Wildlife here is in abundance, Red Deer, Otters, Seals, Eagles and Sea Eagles are not uncommon. Migratory birds, ducks and other water fowl visit, whilst the Machair is a haven for all sorts of animals, including our own species of Hebridean Bee.
Places to visit on Harris include;
- St Clements Church, Rodel
- Seallum Geneology Centre
- MacGillvray Centre
- Amhuinnsuidhe Castle
- Skoon Art Cafe