The idyllic Rosedale Hotel is situated on the harbour front of the beautiful Highland town of Portree, the capital of Isle of Skye. The Hotel was originally the houses inhabited by the fishermen of Portree, some dating as far back as the reign of William IV. The development over the years has made this into a modern, comfortable hotel. Our philosophy as your hosts is should you decide to stay at the hotel, is to ensure that everything is perfect whether it is the eating experience, your room accommodation, the bar and lounge or simply to be in a friendly, pleasant environment. Rooms The bedrooms at The Rosedale Hotel: Relax amidst some of the most dramatic scenery imaginable. The frontage boasts the most marvellous views across the Portree harbour and makes for the most idyllic meal, while watching the harbour activity or the sun setting during your evening meal.
Very romantic, very warm and cosy, and dog-friendly too! Skye is a fascinating place to holiday, so why not make it unforgettable by staying in one of our two beautifully appointed shepherd huts? In the traditional crofting village of Heaste, Isle of Skye, our 2 huts are very special little retreats, and unique to the area. Lovely breakfasts delivered to your hut each morning.
Edinbane lies on the A road at the foot of the Waternish Peninsula on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, 14 miles from Portree and 8 miles from Dunvegan. The name An t-Aodann Bàn is said to be taken from the white bog cotton plants that can be found on the hill sides.
When the bridge first opened in it was a toll bridge now you can freely explore. It is well worth stopping in Kyle of Lochalsh to see the bridge in its entirety. Looking out towards the Isle of Skye bridge. It is the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland! It is well worth exploring! The Castle boasts beautiful gardens with a landscaped waterfall and activities include a boat trip around the loch with the possibilities of wildlife spotting.
Allow ample time for your visit. Watch first hand how leather is made, the guided tour takes you through the whole process. We found it very informative and an eye opening experience as to how labour intensive the process is and with that, how incredibly good value the products are! Skyeskyns baby mittens and boots.
Showing page 1 of 3. Portree, the island capital, is only 13 miles away. A shop and restaurant are located 2 miles away, with the ‘local ‘ pub a mere 4 miles away!
Eravue is an idyllic and traditional Isle of Skye holiday cottage on the Sleat peninsula – ‘the garden of Skye’. Overlooking Camus Cross Bay with unbeatable views of Knoydart and Loch Hourn, it’s within easy reach of the Skye Bridge and the Mallaig ferry.
The Quiraing, Skye Isle in Scotland. The area in front of the cliffs of the Storr is known as the Sanctuary. This has a number of weirdly shaped rock pinnacles, the remnants of ancient landslips. The remaining ruins have been secured to prevent further deterioration. Trotternish , located on the northernmost peninsula of the Isle of Skye, is one of 40 National Scenic Areas in Scotland. The summit of The Storr, on whose slopes the Old Man of Storr is located, is the highest point of the peninsula.
While boasting many vertical heights, the area is mainly unsuitable for rock-climbing due to the friable rock. It is a place of wonder and amazement. It is outstanding by any measure. If you are fit enough to walk the narrow path and scramble up and down the steep slopes — you must do it. To visit Skye without experiencing the Quiraing seems unthinkable. Go on a bright and clear day for views of the Outer Hebrides and the Scottish mainland, framed by the pinnacles, cliffs and great buttresses.
Go on a wet and windy day to feel your spine tingle as the clouds and mist swirl around you in this unreal and menacing landscape. For the less adventurous these magical Fairy Pools make some fantastic photos.
How to evade police even if you haven’t made a hotel reservation Edge of the world: The Isle of Skye. You can drive from anywhere in mainland England, Wales or Scotland to Kyle of Lochalsh, where previously you had to take a ferry. But since the port has changed from a full stop to a forlorn comma beneath the curl of the Skye Bridge. And for the past 13 years since the charge for cars was abolished, you need not even pause to pay the ferryman’s successor, the toll collector.
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In the main square, you will find public toilets and the tourist information centre. Cycle hire available is available from the Post Office telephone Look out for the Spirited Soaps shop and their whisky soaps. The Mactaggart leisure centre tel has a swimming pool, fitness studio and sauna. Next to it, you can take a tour of the Bowmore distillery which was founded in and is the oldest on the island.
Legend has it that it was designed so there would be no corners for the devil to hide in. Constructed from to , the white body of the church is almost twenty metres in diameter with a rectangular tower at the front. The Latin inscription above the door tells us that it was built by Daniel Campbell “to promote truth and honour”. The gallery was added in around and the organ added in With the streets laid out in a grid pattern, it was the first planned village in Scotland and was part of a resettlement scheme involving people from the old village of Killarow near Islay House Bridgend.
Look out for Islay House Square which includes Elizabeth Sykes Batiques , Islay Quilters , Islay Studios , Islay Ales tastings and guided tours of the micro-brewery , as well as a textile conservation workshop, stained glass workshop, coffee shop, cards, gifts, etc. The Mill shop is open from Monday to Saturday tel: Heading in the other direction, halfway between Bridgend and Port Charlotte, you can turn off the main road and drive to Kilchoman ruined church and a large carved cross.
You can walk from here to pretty Machir Bay.
Helping visitors find some where to stay from our large selection of Accommodation , we have listings for Bed and Breakfast , Self-Catering Cottages , Campsites and Hotels. Our Skye Guide has an expanding collection of Activities and Attractions. If you would like a walking guide, boat trip or an arts or craft gallery you will find it here. Skye is one of the top locations in Scotland to visit.
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Leave a reply by Mary Peteranna and Steve Birch. Now, working with a range of specialists, including historians and artefact experts the archaeologists are piecing together the exciting archaeological results spanning periods of settlement between the 13th to 19th centuries. In , after several seasons of digging, the excavation has come down to the earliest layers and provided a detailed look at the layout of the medieval town Two corrected aerial photographs of the Cromarty excavation site by Alan Thompson.
Above is the view towards the end of excavations in Cromarty was a natural location for a medieval power centre, with good coastal access and rich agricultural hinterland, strategically located on a key frontier zone in Northern Scotland. Unlike other areas of the north and Highland regions that were under clan control, Cromarty fell under the feudal authority of the Scottish crown. A castle situated at Cromarty would have been a sensible location to establish royal authority on this borderland.
The foundations of earlier buildings, most likely constructed during the closing stages of the 17th century mirrored the footprints of those latest buildings, displaying multiple phases of restructuring within these centuries. Artefacts associated from this period consist of low status ceramics and glass, and personal objects representing general subsistence living.
It is great scenery, and nice to break from the bus a little. But that means not covering the Glencoe area, as it is replaced by the train. View from Mallaig towards the Isle of Skye This way you get both Glencoe and the Road to to the isle with the Glenfinnan viaduct but by bus not train. You will reach the isle of Skye with the ferry from Mallaig.
If the day is clear, the views of the Cuillin mountains will be fantastic.
The Isle of Skye is also welknown amongst whisky enthusiasts for hosting Talisker Distillery and its state-of-the-art visitor centre, which is still the one and only .
Prehistory[ edit ] A Mesolithic hunter-gatherer site dating to the 7th millennium BC at An Corran in Staffin is one of the oldest archaeological sites in Scotland. Its occupation is probably linked to that of the rock shelter at Sand, Applecross , on the mainland coast of Wester Ross where tools made of a mudstone from An Corran have been found. Surveys of the area between the two shores of the Inner Sound and Sound of Raasay have revealed 33 sites with potentially Mesolithic deposits.
There is a 2nd or 3rd millennium BC chambered cairn , an Iron Age promontory fort and the remains of another prehistoric settlement dating from the Bronze Age nearby. Loch na h-Airde on the peninsula is linked to the sea by an artificial “Viking” canal that may date from the later period of Norse settlement. However, apart from placenames, little remains of their presence on Skye in the written or archaeological record. Apart from the name “Skye” itself, all pre-Norse placenames seem to have been obliterated by the Scandinavian settlers.
Following the disintegration of the Lordship of the Isles , the Mackinnons also emerged as an independent clan, whose substantial landholdings in Skye were centred on Strathaird. Although she was born on South Uist her story is strongly associated with their escape via Skye and she is buried at Kilmuir in Trotternish. Boswell wrote, “To see Dr Samuel Johnson, the great champion of the English Tories, salute Miss Flora MacDonald in the isle of Sky, [ sic ] was a striking sight; for though somewhat congenial in their notions, it was very improbable they should meet here”.
Dunvegan Castle , looking towards MacLeod’s Tables I never was in any house of the islands, where I did not find books in more languages than one, if I staid long enough to want them, except one from which the family was removed. Literature is not neglected by the higher rank of the Hebrideans. It need not, I suppose, be mentioned, that in countries so little frequented as the islands, there are no houses where travellers are entertained for money.
He that wanders about these wilds, either procures recommendations to those whose habitations lie near his way, or, when night and weariness come upon him, takes the chance of general hospitality.