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Magical Glenelg

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Glenelg Village

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Glenelg is a village and a whole peninsula called, as the name suggests, after a glen, or a valley in the Lochalsh area of the Scottish Highlands. People who travel along the A82/A87 ''road to the Isles'' often either stay on in Kintail/Glen Shiel area or rush on to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye bridge. This is a mistake, at least in the summer months, as by doing that a visitor misses one of the most stunning drives in Scotland, an enchanted area of wilderness and what is arguably the best way ''over the sea to Skye''. Tucked away behind a high ridge of hills on the Sound of Sleat, Glenelg had long been the main gateway to Skye – at least until a road reached Kyle in the early 19th centur...Read More

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Glenelg Inn

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Restaurant | "Inn with views of Skye"

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Glenelg is one of the more enchanting and remote – and yet pretty easily accessible – locations on the west coast of Scotland, sitting on the mainland side of the Sound of Sleat that separates the mainland from the Isle of Skye. The road to Glenelg that diverts from A87 at the head of Loch Duich has been listed by Pete Irvine in ''Scotland the Best'' as one of the best drives in Scotland, and at the roadside in the village of Glenelg proper sits Glenelg Inn, listed in the same iconic guide as one of the best roadside pubs in the country. We visited on a wet, cold day at the end of August, a typical day that could be described as ''dreich'', a wonderfully evocative Scottish word that desc...Read More

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Glenelg Inn
Glenelg Bay
Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Glenelg Brochs: Dun Telve, Dun Troddan

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Attraction | "Inn with views of Skye"

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Glenelg is one of the more enchanting and remote – and yet pretty easily accessible – locations on the west coast of Scotland, sitting on the mainland side of the Sound of Sleat that separates the mainland from the Isle of Skye. The road to Glenelg that diverts from A87 at the head of Loch Duich has been listed by Pete Irvine in ''Scotland the Best'' as one of the best drives in Scotland, and at the roadside in the village of Glenelg proper sits Glenelg Inn, listed in the same iconic guide as one of the best roadside pubs in the country. We visited on a wet, cold day at the end of August, a typical day that could be described as ''dreich'', a wonderfully evocative Scottish word that desc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 2, 2012

Glenelg Brochs: Dun Telve, Dun Troddan
South of Glenelg Village
Lochalsh, Western Scotland