Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory

Ardvourlie, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AB

Type:Nature Centres & Reserves

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Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory
  • Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory
  • Ardvourlie Woodland
  • View from the observatory

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The breath-taking views over Loch Seaforth and the chance to see native trees in an otherwise rugged and tree-less landscape make this well worth a visit. The Observatory sits near the top of the circular track through the 100ha community woodland in the often-overlooked northern part of the estate.

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  • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

What's Nearby

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