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Location on Isle of Harris

 

The Isle of Harris is unique in every way imaginable. Though joined to Lewis it has an air and views that are totally different to what you will find in the north.

The area is ideal for hill walking, bird watching, fishing or just “getting away from it all”.

There is the famous 9 hole, Harris Golf Course, located on the machair (only a short drive from the cottages and guest house ) and has the largest natural bunker in the world – the Atlantic ocean.

St Clements, Rodel Isle of Harris

St Clements Church, Rodel Isle of Harris

The location of Beul na Mara is ideal as it is central for exploring Harris. Some of the major attractions nearby include the ‘Seallam!‘ Visitor Centre which is one of the best genealogical research centres in Scotland and St Clement’s Church at Rodel, which was built in the late 15th century for the Chiefs of the MacLeods of Harris, who lived across the Minch at Dunvegan Castle Skye.

The name Harris comes from the old Norse meaning ‘high land’ and the island is often described as the ‘high heart of the Hebrides’. The island is probably best known for its tweed which bears the island’s name.

The island has also received quite a bit of media attention of late. It was the location for the TV series Castaway in 2000. Beul na Mara overlooks the island used in the production, Taransay. It was also the centre of the BBC’s production of Crowdie and Cream.

This is a must visit destination and where better to do that than by spending some time at Beul na Mara Cottages.

Video Views

Videos of Harris courtesy of Bankieland and the Coast video on Harris Tweed

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