MacGillivray Centre (Outer Hebrides)
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Our weather forecast for Isle of Harris in Outer Hebrides is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.
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- Seallam Visitor Centre is an information and exhibition centre for the Western Isles situated near Leverburgh on the Isle of Harris. Here you can wander through exhibitions showcasing the history and natural environment of the Outer Hebrides. You can also pick up lots of valuable bits of information on the local area or consult further resources in the research area. There is plenty to occupy your time at Seallam, whether for an hour or a whole day! In addition, there’s a small craft shop and a café offering light refreshments. The centre is open all year round and there is a small entry fee. Reach Seallam by driving north out of Leverburgh on the A859 for 4km.
- Scarista Beach on the west coast of the Isle of Harris is where the land meets the sea in spectacular fashion. Lovely golden sand stretches for over 3 miles in this quiet, secluded bay. Amble across the dunes and moorland, marvel at the carpets of wildflowers to reach the sparkling blue sea. From here you can see the deserted island of Taransay, made famous for the TV series ‘Castaway’. Public toilets with disabled facilities.
- Borve Beach, soak up the beauty of the Hebrides by strolling along the white sandy beach at Borve, one of the loveliest in the Outer Hebrides. If you want a fantastic view, climb the grassy slope behind the beach, past Macleods Stone and up to the top and you will be rewarded with some of the most stunning views! Facilities include public toilets with disabled facilities.
- Horgabost beach is a beautiful white sandy beach in the south of the Isle of Harris, which has some of the most stunning beaches in this part of the world. In summer you’ll be able to enjoy the spectacle of a carpet or ‘machair’ of wildflowers which surround the beach. Public toilets with disabled facilities.
- Luskentyre beach has been named as one of the top ten beaches in the world, a spectacular combination of beautiful white sand stretching for miles against a backdrop of calm blue waters and an unspoilt shell sand bay. Get to the beach by taking the narrow road along the north side of the bay and parking at the end near the cemetery. The beach can be reached by walking through the dunes. Stop and admire the fantastic view across the bay to the Island of Taransay. Car park and public toilets with disabled facilities.
- Huisinish Beach is on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. You’ll find it at the end of a 12-mile single track road you come across the beautiful Huisinish Beach in a secluded bay. This is a white sand beach overlooking the uninhabited Isle of Scarp and the Atlantic Ocean.
- Clisham is on the Isle of Harris, is the highest mountain in the Outer Hebrides and at 799 metres (2,621 ft) has some magnificent views. Walkers have a few options; a popular direct ascent from the A859 road between Tarbert and Ardvourlie, or a full day walking around the Clisham horseshoe, crossing Mulla Fo-Dheas (743 metres, 2,438 ft), Mulla Fo-Thuath (720 metres, 2,362 ft) and Mullach an Langa (614 metres, 2,014 ft).
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- Amhuinnsuidhe Castle is a large private country house, completed in 1867 for the 7th Earl of Dunmore, the then owner of the island, and was originally named Fincastle. This is a Scottish hideaway offering outstanding accommodation and sporting facilities.
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