Harris and the Beautiful Outer Hebrides
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See the eerie moonscapes that doubled as Jupiter when Kubrick filmed ‘2001 Space Odyssey’, walk through the flowering machairs (low lying, grassy plains) on the western side of the island, or stroll along white sandy beaches and look out onto the turquoise waters of the Atlantic.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous, take the scenic drive to Hushinish beach, one of the loveliest of the isle, where you can see the islands of Taransay and Scarp. If you keep your eyes sharp, you may just spot dolphins jumping out of the water. On the way to Hushinish, visit the grounds of Amhuinnsuidhe Castle. Built in the 1800s for the 7th Earl of Dunmore, this castle is an impressive building that has since become a hotel. Watch out though; it is said to have a spooky resident, in the form of Lady Sophie Scott, the castle’s ghost!
Discover the gorgeous coastlines, quirky landscape, and supernatural delights of Harris by booking a hotel in this jewel of the Outer Hebrides.