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HOW TO FIND US
1. BY ROAD
The best way of getting to Skye is by road. This not only reduces travelling time but, once you are on the island, it is more convenient to have your own car to go sightseeing.
BY ROAD FROM INVERNESS
From Inverness take the A82 to Invermoriston and turn right onto the A887. Near Cluanie Dam, this road meets up with the becomes the A87 and leads directly to Shiel Bridge. From Shiel Bridge, follow the A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh and then, via the bridge over the sea to Skye.
BY ROAD FROM GLASGOW
Go through city centre via the motorway and follow the signs for Dumbarton and Loch Lomond (A82) then head for Crianlarich. Take the A82 via Tyndrum, Bridge of Orchy, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe and over the Ballachullish Bridge to Fort William. Once in Fort William, take the A82 through Shiel Bridge to Invergarry. Turn left at Invergarry onto the A87 towards Kyle of Lochalsh and then, via the bridge, over the sea to Skye.
BY ROAD FROM EDINBURGH
Take the M90/A9 after the Forth Road Bridge and head for Perth. Continue past Perth on the A9 following the signs for Inverness until Dalwhinnie. Take the A889 then the A86 to Spean Bridge where a right turn on to the A82 meets the route from Glasgow to Invergarry. Turn left at Invergarry, onto the A87 towards Kyle of Lochalsh and then, via the bridge, over the sea to Skye.
ONCE ON THE ISLAND follow the road northwards through Broadford as far as Sligachan. At Sligachan turn left and follow the signs for Dunvegan. On the outskirts of Dunvegan, where the street lights begin, take the left turning immediately after the Free Church. This is the B884 to Glendale. Pass the fire station on the left and follow this road round to the right. Carry on along this road. You should see Dunvegan Village on the right across the opposite side of the water. Pass through the village of Skinidin and then on to Colbost. Take the left turn immediately before the Three Chimneys Restaurant. Tigh an Tobair is near the top of this road, on the right hand side.
Should you decide not to turn left at Sligachan and carry on to Portree, take the Dunvegan Road out of Portree. At Borve follow the left fork in the road which leads to Dunvegan. Once in Dunvegan, turn left at the Dunvegan Hotel, drive straight through the village past the Post Office and the baker's shop. Immediately past the baker's shop, turn right onto a single track road. Carry on this road past the campsite on your right and then turn right at the T Junction towards Glendale. Carry on past the village of Skinidin until you reach Colbost. Take the left turn immediately before the Three Chimneys Restaurant. Tigh an Tobair is near the top of this road on the right hand side.
NB. If using SatNav, it is advisable to set it for Kyle of Lochalsh rather than for Isle of Skye otherwise it may well take you via Mallaig which is fine if this is intended but not so fine if you have missed the last ferry and have to double back to Fort William, adding a couple of hours to your journey.
2. BY AIR
The nearest airport to Skye is Inverness which is about a three hour drive away from Dunvegan. Easyjet operate flights from London (Luton) and British Airways from London (Gatwick) to Inverness. There is car hire available at Inverness airport.
3. BY TRAIN
The night sleeper runs from London to Inverness from where there are connections to Kyle of Lochalsh. Alternatively, there is a train from Fort William to Mallaig.
4. BY BOAT
Caledonian MacBrayne operate a car ferry from Mallaig to Armadale. After leaving the ferry, follow the A85 to Broadford and on to Sligachan. Turn left at Sligachan and follow the signs for Dunvegan.
During the summer months you can also take a small car ferry from Glenelg on the mainland to Kylerhea on Skye.