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About the Isle of Harris.

The Isle of Harris sits off the west coast of Scotland and is part of the group of islands known as the Outer Hebrides (previously the Western Isles). There are many sites of historical interest and importance and it boasts some of the finest scenery, beaches and wildlife in Scotland.

Activites we can recommend include walking, golfing, fishing, bird watching, painting, surfing, sailing, listening to traditional music or simply relaxing. The Tourist Information Office (Tarbert) is the best place to start if you are looking for some local knowledge.

St. Clement's Church, Rodel (about 25 minutes drive from Geocrab) is closely related to the Augustinian nunnery on Iona. It is a treasure trove of late medieval masonry with several fine examples to be found on it's exterior walls.

Tarbert is now the main port in Harris and it is from here you catch the ferry to Uig (Skye). More details on

Leverburgh was originally known as Obbe and was renamed in 1923 after the soap magnate Lord Leverhulme. It is from here that the ferry goes South to Berneray.
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