Huisinis

Harris, Scotland.  Day 9, 7th July.

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After visiting Tigh na Cailleachan Dubha, I headed for Harris, an “island” at the south of Lewis though actually joined to Lewis.  Most of the images in this post are from a side road in North Harris to Huisinis and back.

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Huisinis (South beach)

At the end of the road in Huisinis, this is the sandy South Beach.

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Huisinis (North beach)

And this is the stony Huisinis North Beach.  There is a jetty here as well.

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Amhuinnsuidhe Castle

Amhuinnsuidhe Castle was built in 1865 for Charles Murray, the 7th Earl of Dunmore.  It is possible to stay there.  That is a Rolls Royce parked outside.

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Cannon outside Amhuinnsuidhe Castle

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Amhuinnsuidhe Castle

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A small waterfall near the castle

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Beach, South Harris

Harris is more mountainous than Lewis and has a number of impressive beaches.

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Beach, South Harris

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Clach Mhicleoid Standing Stone

This standing stone dates from about 3000BC.  It was originally at the centre of a large stone circle and there was a ditch beyond the circle.  A circular stony mound between the stone and the sea may be the remains of a burial cairn.

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Here is a reconstruction of what it may have looked like 5,000 years ago, from the information board at the site.

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Beach, South Harris

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