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Visitor Information - Skye & Lochalsh

History and Heritage



Out and About:

Skye & Lochalsh:  Accommodation

Although the Isle of Skye is now linked to the mainland by a road bridge, the island still has a romantic appeal to it. If you are determined to get there by boat, then you can still do so using ferry services from Mallaig and Glenelg. Alternatively, the new bridge spans the water from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin.

The Cuillins on Skye are clearly a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts but the Quiraing and Macleod's Tables are also worth exploring. The mainland counters these with with the Five Sisters and the Forcan Ridge.

Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie is set across an arched bridge on a small island and is a picture-postcard scene. Plockton on the coast benefits from the Gulf Stream and you'll even find palm trees growing there.

The Quiraing, Skye

Historic Buildings and Castles:

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Picture postcard location near Dornie on the 'Road to the Isles'.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle

Said to be the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland. Gardens, boat trips, shops and restaurant.


Museums and Galleries:

Aird Old Church Gallery

Aird Old Church Gallery, Aird of Sleat, Isle of Skye. Watercolours by Peter McDermott.

An Tuireann Arts

An Tuireann Arts Centre, Struan Road, Portree. Contemporary visual arts and crafts. Local and national artists.

Skye Museum of Island Life

Kilmuir, Isle of Skye. Seven traditional thatched cottages depicting rural life here 100 years ago.

Skye in Focus

The Skye Picture House, Ard Dorch, Broadford. Display of colour and b/w landscape photographs, mostly of Skye. Prints and cards for sale.


Parks and Gardens:

Lochalsh Woodland Garden

Balmacara Estate, Balmacara. Crofting estate, sheltered woodland walks, collections of bamboo, ferns and hydrangeas.

Armadale Castle Gardens

Armadale, Sleat. Nature trails around the Armadale Castle Gardens. The Museum of the Isles is also located here.

Craig Highland Farm

Plockton. Rare breeds farm: pigs, goats, sheep, llamas, ponies, ducks and rabbits.

Eilean Ban

Eilean Ban

The island is between Kyle of Lochalsh and Kyleakin. A visitor centre in Kyleakin tells its history. Trips available from Kyleakin.


Visitor Attractions:

Gallery An Talla Dearg


Isleornsay, Sleat. Laurence Broderick Sculptures: figurative and abstract sculptures in bronze and stone.

Aros Experience

Portree. Exhibitions, audio-visual presentations, shops and restaurant. Social and cultural history of the Isle of Skye from 1700.

Falls of Glomach

Falls of Glomach

A long walk in but these falls are among the highest in the UK.

The Uig Pottery

The Pier, Uig. Unusual and distinctive pottery. Try your hand at making and decorating your own pot.

Glendale Toy Museum

Glendale Toy Museum

The award winning Glendale Toy Museum was destroyed in a fire on the 13th May 2002. Firefighters and local volunteers fought the blaze and managed to rescue some of the toys. No one was injured and owners Terry & Paddy Wilding have now reopened the award winning vistor attraction.





Sports and Activities:

Raasay Outdoor Centre

Raasay Outdoor Centre

Sailing, kayaking, climbing, abseiling, and orienteering are available; or you may want to use the House as a base to explore this beautiful, remote wilderness on your own.

Cycle Hire

Explore the Isle of Skye by bike. Cycle hire available from Skye Car Rentals.
tel: 01471 822225

Sea.fari Adventures

Boat trips to such wild and remote places as Knoydart, Loch Nevis, Rhum and Canna.


Car Hire:

Ewan Macrae Ltd

tel: 01478 612554

Skye Car Rentals

Isle of Skye
tel: 01471 822225


Selected Accommodation in Skye and Lochalsh


Guest Houses

Bed & Breakfast

Greshornish House Hotel, Skye
Dunvegan Hotel, Skye
Toravaig House Hotel, Sleat, Skye
Duisdale House Hotel, Sleat, Skye
The Lodge Hotel, Edinbane, Skye
Three Chimneys, Dunvegan, Skye
Isles Inn, Portree, Skye
Skeabost House Hotel, Skye
Kyle Hotel, Kyle of Lochalsh
Bosville Hotel, Portree, Skye

Meadowbank Guest House, Portree, Skye
Eilean a Cheo, Minard, Dornie
Roskhill House, Dunvegan, Skye
Springfield Guest House, Portree, Skye
Hallaig Guest House, Staffin, Skye

Glomach House, Glenshiel
Ardachaidh, Portree, Skye
Tigh a Cladach, Kyle of Lochalsh
Ashgrove, Balmacara
Sonas B&B, Inverinate
The Schoolhouse, Dornie
Auchendinny Guest House, Portree, Skye
Clisham, Broadford, Skye
Ceol na Mara, Balmacara
Silverdale, Dunvegan, Skye
Glennan House, Dornie
Homeleigh, Ardvasar, Skye
Avonlea, Portree, Skye
Foresters Cottage, Inverinate
Orasay, Uig, Skye
Creag Dubh, Erbusaig, Kyle
Allt a Choire, Broadford, Skye
Piper's Lodge, Kyle of Lochalsh
Lochbay B&B, Waternish, Skye
Scorrybreac, Breakish, Skye
Rubislaw, Bernisdale, Skye
Driftwood, Broadford, Skye
Shiloh, Breakish, Skye
Duirinish, Portree, Skye
Balmeanach House, Struan, Skye
Coolin View, Kyle of Lochalsh
Culncreag, Treaslane, Skye
Sonas, Dornie
Culncreag, Treaslane, Skye
Plockton Gallery Guesthouse, Plockton
Seadrift B&B, Dornie
Medina B&B, Portree, Skye
Kiloran B&B, Aird, Skye
Stratheyre B&B, Skeabost Bridge, Skye
Raasaygallery B&B, Raasay
Old Bank House, Kyle of Lochalsh
Ardmorn B&B, Dunvegan, Skye

Self Catering



Whitefalls Retreats, by Dornie
Half of Two, Torrin, Broadford
Kinnemond Cottage, Dunvegan, Skye
Staffin Bay Cottages, Staffin, Skye
Birchwood, Dornie
Loch Hourn Cottage, Ardvasar, Skye
The Old Church, Ardvasar, Skye
Davaar Cottage, Carbost, Skye
Cnoc an Theine, Aird, Skye
Cnoc na Loch Cottage, Elgol, Skye
Six Knotts, Edinbane, Skye
Allt Dearg, Sligachan, Skye
Oak Tree Cottage, Sleat, Skye
Braeside Cottage, Staffin, Skye
Parth Galen, Plockton
Kelpie Cottage, Waterstein, Skye
Barracks Cottage, Glenelg
Trotternish Ridge View, Skye
Moyle Cottage, Kyleakin, Skye
An Acarsaid Cottage, Milovaig, Skye
Ferry House, Glenelg
Tigh Eachainn, Breakish, Skye
Crofter's Cottage, Struan, Skye
Old Post Office, Uig, Skye
Ardconon House, Dunvegan, Skye
Sea Drift, Broadford, Skye
Ardmore Cottage, Waternish, Skye
An Iodhlann, Isle Ornsay, Skye
Dounhuila, Elgol, Skye
Otter Lodge, Carbost, Skye
Dunvegan Castle Cottages, Skye
Taigh na Croit, Staffin, Skye
The Lodge, Glenelg
Taigh Agnes, Staffin, Skye
Nia Roo, Glenshiel
Balcraggie House, Glenelg
An Airidh, Dunvegan, Skye
Tigh Sona & Island View, Stein, Skye
Dunsgiath Apartments, Storr Lochs, Skye
Croft House, Dunvegan, Skye
Seaview Holiday Rentals, Glenelg
Taigh an t-Sithein, Braes, Skye
Knoydart Cottage, Isle Ornsay, Skye
Trien Lodge, Carbost, Skye
Lochside Hosue, Loch Duich
Kintillo, Dunvegan, Skye
Hillside, Dunvegan, Skye
Millwell Cottages, Plockton

Caravan, Lower Ardelve, Dornie

The Old Byre Bunkhouse, by Dornie
Skye Hostels, Portnalong, Carbost
Skyewalker Hostel, Portnalong, Carbost


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