Sound of Taransay

Seilebost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

Type:Scenic Locations

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In winter this can be a wild stretch of water having both ends of the sound open to the Atlantic Ocean. In summer Basking Sharks are often seen passing through the Sound.

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A bright day in winter provides superb light for a shot from the highest part of the main road, across the sound towards Taransay.

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What's Nearby

  1. Seilebost is a small crofting village on the coast road along the west side of Harris.

    0.46 miles away
  2. The beach at Luskentyre is the largest and most spectacular of all the Harris beaches.

    1.59 miles away
  3. Remains of chambered cairn

    1.67 miles away
  1. Talla Na Mara sits opposite Niseaboist beach, famed for its views across the sound of…

    1.78 miles away
  2. Standing stone overlooking the beach near the village of Horgabost .

    1.8 miles away
  3. Remains of an Iron Age broch at NG032 940 near the village of Borve.

    3.02 miles away
  4. This standing stone appears now as a single monolith overlooking one of the most…

    3.7 miles away
  5. Bag Steinigidh lies between Scarasta and Borve on the west coast of Harris.

    3.78 miles away
  6. A circular walk of 14km (8 miles) on good paths from the east coast of South Harris over…

    4.41 miles away
  7. Ardhasaig Glass & Arts – Embroidered Art, Gifts, Souvenirs and Clothing, many…

    4.76 miles away
  8. The first distillery in Harris has opened it's doors. The Harris Distillery is a working…

    5.5 miles away
  9. Situated at the foot of the southern slopes of the North Harris mountains, the remains of…

    5.56 miles away
  10. Miabhag (Miavag) is a small setttlemen in North Harris of just a few houses situated on…

    5.64 miles away
  11. Open Tuesday to Friday inclusive every week - appointments can be made outwith those…

    6.34 miles away
  12. Well preserved Beehive sheilings

    6.54 miles away
  13. The Clò-Mòr or Harris Tweed exhibition in Drinshader Harris, exhibits Harris Tweed…

    6.58 miles away
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