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Ten things to do on Harris


Walk to the medieval Temple

A delightful and manageable coastal walk to the ruined chapel dating from the 1520s, with stunning views out to the islands in the Sound of Harris



Explore the beaches

Gorgeous unspoilt white shell-sand beaches on the west side of the island, with very few people



Watch the wildlife

There's an amazing variety of wildlife including seals, porpoises and minke, wading birds, gannets and divers, eagles, otters, machair flowers, wild orchids...



Visit St Clement's at Rodel 

The only pre-Reformation church in the Outer Hebrides, built for the MacLeod Clan chiefs. See the carvings, climb the tower...



Buy Harris Tweed from the people who produce it

Cloth, garments and accessories, hand-woven by the islanders  in their cottages, using wool that has been dyed and spun locally


Book a sea trip to St Kilda

Discover the unique World Heritage site, walk down the old village street, see amazing sea stacks, and gannet and puffin colonies



Climb a mountain

Get your boots on, climb the Clisham, the highest point on Harris, walk the 'horseshoe', try the five peaks challenge in Mountain Festival week, or scramble up the local hills



Taste the seafood

Buy fresh crab and mussels in Northton, have a gourmet seafood takeaway, dine out on hand-dived scallops and local langoustines (when available) 



Buy original art in Harris

Visit the numerous cottage galleries across the island, see local work, original paintings and photography, meet some of the artists



Play golf

at one of the most picturesque 9-hole courses in the world.




Explore further afield: Callanish Stones and Gerranan blackhouses

Drive across the island and over the mountains into Lewis, visit prehistoric stone circles and 'blackhouse' villages showing how people used to live

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