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The setting for Amhuinnsuidhe Castle is a vast, dramatically contrasting landscape, which provides an array of opportunities for outdoor enjoyment.
As guests, you’re free to explore the 50,000 acres of trust land and see the abundant variety of wildlife. Birdwatchers are likely to be rewarded with sightings of golden and sea eagles.
You may want to travel to other parts of Harris or visit other islands in the Outer Hebrides. They’re also home to many arts and crafts shops and studios, some in remote and scenic villages.
The beauty and tranquillity are here for you to enjoy.
The castle staff will be delighted to advise you on the best routes according to your interests, weather conditions and time available. There is a trail or hill walk to suit everyone and you’ll find the scenery unforgettable.
The Clisham is the highest mountain in the Outer Hebrides and is a short drive from Amhuinnsuidhe. However, there are some challenging hills to climb that can be reached after a short walk from our castle grounds.
The Isle of Harris golf club is about 35 minutes by car from the castle at Scarista. Established in 1930, it is described as one of the most picturesque 9-hole courses in the world. It provides a challenging and rewarding round in a superb setting.
There is also an excellent 18-hole course in Stornoway, just an hour away from the castle. It’s in a peaceful setting in the grounds of Lews Castle.
Harris boasts some of the best beaches in the world. There’s a magnificent beach local to Amhuinnsuidhe at Hushinish. And a short but incredible walk from Hushinish is Tràigh Mheilein, a beautiful sandy beach directly across from the uninhabited island of Scarp and on the way to Cravadale.
Nearby Luskentyre is renowned for its sweeping sandy beach, clear water and hill views – it has been voted one of the top ten beaches in the world.
If you’re paying a visit to Lewis then a walk along the Traigh Mhòor at Tolsta is a must for its fine coastal cliff scenery. And Ardroil beach is one of the most unusual landscapes in Britain, with a vast expanse of flat sand surrounded by sand dunes.
No matter which beach you choose, you’ll find white sands and a turquoise sea – and you’ll probably have it all to yourself.
An array of days out await the intrepid, whether on Harris and Lewis or to the other islands nearby.
We suggest a visit to Harris Tweed weavers and craft shops, where it may also be possible to see a demonstration. Or perhaps enjoy the many small art studios that we have on Harris. It’s also worth visiting St Clement’s church in Rodel, South Harris, built for the Chiefs of the Macleods of Harris.
Further afield on Lewis, you could combine a trip to the Callanish Stones with a visit to the Gearrannan and Arnol Blackhouses. Alternatively, visit the Iron Age house on the beach at Bosta and the beaches at Uig and Reef. On the east of Lewis take the road out to South Lochs and visit remote villages and moorland, finishing with stunning views across the Minch at Lemreway and Orinsay.
For the more adventurous, a trip to St Kilda is an unforgettable experience. The islands of Berneray and North Uist can also be visited on a day excursion.