Rodel

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Rodel
Scottish Gaelic: Roghadal
Rodel.jpg
View of Rodel, with St Clement's church
Rodel is located in Outer Hebrides
Rodel
Rodel
 Rodel shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NG046828
Civil parish Harris
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF HARRIS
Postcode district HS5
Dialling code 01859
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Western Isles
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 57°44′17″N 6°57′50″W / 57.738°N 6.964°W / 57.738; -6.964

Rodel (Scottish Gaelic: Roghadal) is a village on the south-eastern coast of Harris, an island in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. Rodel is situated in the parish of Harris.[1] It was formerly the historic capital of Harris,[1] and the main port, before Tarbert took the title.

St Clement's Church (Eaglais Chliamhain) is a 16th-century church which was founded by the 8th Chief of MacLeod[2] and is dedicated to Pope Clement I. The church was built using local Lewisian gneiss rock.[3] It overlooks Loch Rodel. This well-preserved church is currently under the responsibility of Historic Scotland.

Located near the harbour is Rodel Hotel. This was built in 1781 and was originally home to Captain Alexander MacLeod[4] of Berneray who had bought the Isle of Harris in 1779.[5] It was restored in 2001.[6]

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