Things to do and places to go
The following list has been compiled as a result of talking to visitors over the last seven years and is by no means exhaustive, just the things and places that keep recurring as most enjoyed by visitors. Apart from the St Kilda trip, definitely the number one, the list is in no particular order of preference.
St Kilda day trip is an amazing and haunting experience. Leaves from Leverburgh Pier just 5 minutes drive from Rodel See: www.seaharris.co.uk and www.kildacruises.co.uk
Beach walking / wave watching - the sandy west coast beaches on Harris are some of the most spectacular in the UK. They range from the vast expanse of Luskentyre to the smaller Nisabost and other little sandy coves. Everyone has their own favourite.
Image by Gerry Healey.
Seallam Visitor Centre, run by Chris and Bill Lawson. Visit for the most accurate quality information about any facet of Harris history, exhibitions, local and Scottish books and any island genealogy. Also for evening musical events with Gaelic singing and CDs for sale. We will keep you informed of forthcoming events here.
Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery, Willie and Moira Fulton's studio and the most evocative landscape paintings of Harris. They also created "The Spirit of Harris" works here at Rodel Hotel.
Scenic Cruises with Hamish Taylor. Coastal mini-cruises with sea angling for families or small groups of up to six persons along the east coast of Harris. Leaves from Finsbay 10 minutes from Rodel See the wildlife, birds, seals, fish and much more. Tel: +44 (1859) 530310 Fax: +44 (1859) 530289
St Clement's Church, just 600 metres from Rodel Hotel, a 16th century church with tombs carved in black gneiss depicting hunting scenes, a galley ship and various religious icons. Historic Scotland are the caretakers of the church
Harris Tweed - visit the Campbells at Drinnishader for a weaving demonstration and Catriona Campbell's shop at Tarbert for the best harris tweed garments, gifts and a great selection of bags. Some visitors do their Christmas shopping there for that special gift! See www.harristweedandknitwear.co.uk
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