Rèinigeadal

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Coordinates: 57°55′05″N 6°41′02″W / 57.918°N 6.684°W / 57.918; -6.684

Rèinigeadal
Landing Place Rhenigidale - geograph.org.uk - 1442021.jpg
Rèinigeadal is located in Outer Hebrides
Rèinigeadal
Rèinigeadal
 Rèinigeadal shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NB228018
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF HARRIS
Postcode district HS3
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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Rèinigeadal (or Rhenigidale) is a small settlement in Harris, in the Western Isles in Scotland. It is situated on the east coast of Harris, 8 km east of Tarbert. Rèinigeadal had no road access until 1990; the only route in was 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) along a hill path, or by boat.

Rèinigeadal Hostel

Rèinigeadal has a youth hostel, run by the Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust. This opened in 1962, and was the first Gatliff hostel.[1]

The hamlet does not have any shops, restaurants or public houses.[2] The National Grid only started providing islanders with electricity in 1980.[3]

Panoramic view of Rèinigeadal from the hostel
Panoramic view from the hostel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhenigidale Hostel Details". Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Go off-grid: places to stay in the UK without Wi-Fi, mobile reception or TV". Guardian Unlimited. 16 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Wills, Dixe (11 August 2007). "The bunks stop here". The Guardian.