Isle of Skye Journals

Over the Sea to Skye

A July 2005 trip to Isle of Skye by artslover

Kilt Rock along the Trotternish Peninsula Photo, Isle of Skye, Scotland More Photos
Quote: Three days on the Isle of Skye.

Over the Sea to Skye

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

View on walk to Leitir Fura Photo, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Quote:
We spent 3 days on the Isle of Skye. We did not attempt to tour the entire Isle, but relaxed at the Kinloch Lodge and toured the Trotternish peninsula and Sleat area.Most visitors will get to the Isle by the Skye bridge, or the ferry which leaves from Mallaig and docks at Armadale. But for a more eye-popping entry, we took the Glenelg ferry. The road to the ferry goes over Glen Shiel, is one lane wide, and winds down the mountainside to the sea. The ferry itself holds four vehicles. In our case, four vehicles plus three motorcycles that squeezed on. We got out of our vehicle to watch the tide rushing around the ferry as we crossed. Incredible as it seems, cattle used to be herded across the wa...Read More

Kinloch Lodge

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel

Kinloch Lodge Photo, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Quote:
Kinloch Lodge is located on the southern end of the Isle of Skye. It is run by Lord and Lady MacDonald. There are two buildings which make up Kinloch Lodge. The original building, the Lodge, was one of the hunting lodges of the MacDonalds. A newer building, Kinloch, was built to increase accommodation at this justly highly rated hotel.The location is romantic, next to Loch Na Dal, which translates as the Devil's Loch. The Loch is a sea inlet with powerful tides. The trees and hills which surround Kinloch Lodge make you feel you are away from it all.Inside the original Lodge, the rooms vary in size and configuration but all are decorated in a homey country style. We had three of the most modestly ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 7, 2006

Kinloch Lodge
Sleat
Isle of Skye, Scotland
+44 (1471) 833-333