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Unique landscape and a winding wee single lane road

The Golden Road is signposted just a few minutes drive south of Tarbert. It is for most of its... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tubingen, Germany
Just beautiful

Very twisty but worth the drive. Saw otters for the first time in one of the many bays. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom
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All reviews passing places take your time single track great drive blind corners ups and downs west side roller coaster lunar landscape challenging drive beautiful scenery every corner worth the detour small island art galleries harris tweed sunny day
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Golden Road is signposted just a few minutes drive south of Tarbert. It is for most of its track a small single lane road. So please make yourself comfortable with the needed rules of using a passing place. The road is 3D bended and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Qwave
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Very twisty but worth the drive. Saw otters for the first time in one of the many bays. Lovely moonscape landscape

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nono323
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

If you do a run down through Harris and only stay on the West coast, you will see amazing beaches but you are missing some of the wildest rocky landscape as the golden road and East side of Harris is a place worth seeing, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alexandertR9047ZA
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We drove this road during some wild weather. It added to the drama Nd beauty of the countryside. There are a few art galleries along the route, worth stopping to admire the interpretation of this landscape by local artists

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ntflyingdoc
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is an amazing drive - islands , seascapes mountains and staying in Tarbet meant it could be done in a morning or afternoon and returned to later.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kit186225
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Great road to drive and see the other side of Harri. Fantastic lunar landscape. Great history to why the road was built. Stop off at the various bays and some of the shops/galleries on the way. The Mission House gallery is really interesting to stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lesley K
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Mainly single track with passing places which will be no surprise to fellow travelers the road was fine for long wheel based camper van

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alan837
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place! The countryside here is dramatic and wild. Even in the wind and showers we loved our ride through this rocky landscape. The lochs round every corner were stunning and the heather was so pretty. Lots of galleries and cafes see on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johnandlizb
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

A moonscape of wild rocky hills and lochans, it has a harsh beauty, with very few houses and few places to eat. We spent an afternoon exploring the entire road from Tarbert to Rodel and the few hamlets in between. Take food with you or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tallis
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice road... Winds through tiny Villages and countless lochs abound. Lots of birds and some seals near the blue telescope.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Anne S
17 July 2018|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
South of Tarbert the main road to the southern end of South Harris crosses to the west coast at Luskentyre, which it hugs all the way down to Leverburgh before heading south east to the most southerly tip of the island at... More
martin m
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Response from stephenh989 | Reviewed this property |
Should be ok but remember to let traffic pass you.