Getting to Sleat couldn't be easier whether you are coming to Skye by car, aeroplane, train, bus or even the trusty bicycle. 'Tigh Haraidh' is located just 10 minutes north of the Armadale Ferry Terminal with services from Mallaig, or just 25 minutes from the Skye Bridge. A new road through Sleat, the A851, travels the length of the peninsula from Broadford in the north to Aird in the south, close to the southern tip of Skye. Whichever way you choose to come to Skye you will pass through some of the finest scenery in the British Isles, and arrive at the cottage with it's own magnificent views throughout the year.
To help you plan your journey to Skye we have shown below some of the key routes, which we hope will be of use. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need further information, we'd be delighted to help.
To see the location of 'Tigh Haraidh' on Google maps click here
'Tigh Haraidh' is located in the township of Saasaig, on the south shore of the Sleat peninsula. If you are travelling from the south you may wish to use the Mallaig to Armadale ferry service with CalMac. Mallaig is 45 miles west of Fort William on the A830, the famous 'Road to the Isles via Loch Eil, Glenfinnan and the beaches of Arisaig and Morar. Be sure to allow plenty of time for the ferry, and do make a reservation as the service is always popular. Alternatively if you are travelling from Inverness or the southern cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Stirling all roads lead to the A87 at Kyle of Lochalsh. Cross over the Skye Bridge, and head north on the A87 towards Broadford and after 5 miles turn left heading south on the A851. 'Tigh Haraidh' is about 11 miles further on the left hand side, just a short distance past the Toravaig Hotel and wide expanse of Knock Bay. To help you plan your journey click here for the AA Road Travel Planner.
Inverness is the nearest airport to Skye and located 10 miles east of the city. The car journey takes around 2 1/2 hours to 'Tigh Haraidh' and there are several routes to reach the island. To the north take the road towards Ullapool and at Garve turn off towards Achnasheen, Strathcarron and Kyle, or the southern route travels along Loch Ness to Invermoriston where the A887 turns left towards Kyle. Alternatively Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports are both around 5 hours by road to Sleat. Schedules to Inverness Airport can be found by clicking here.
The CalMac ferry was voted recently as one of the top ten ferry journeys in the world and provides a daily service from Mallaig to Armadale. In the summer months from Monday to Saturday there are 8 services each way per day with 4 sailings on a Sunday. In winter the service is reduced but from late 2010 a new additional service is available on a Friday and a return sailing on Sunday afternoon. The journey takes just 30 minutes and affords, on a fine day, wonderful views up and down the Sound of Sleat, the Small Isles to the west and the wilderness of Knoydart and the remote Loch Nevis, home of the remotest pub in Great Britain, the Old Forge, at Inverie. For full details of the CalMac services click here.
By Coach or Train
Skye is served by an excellent network of inter-city coaches as well as a more limited local bus service. Citylink services operate via Kyle of Lochalsh to Broadford, Portree and Uig for the CalMac ferry to the Western Isles, from Inverness, Fort William, connecting with the rest of Scotland. For full details of all the Citylink services click here.
If you plan to use the train to take the strain to Skye then the island is served to Kyle from Inverness and to Mallaig from Glasgow and Fort William. Both routes have consistently been voted as some of the finest rail journeys in the world, winning countless awards and passing through some of the UK's most dramatic mountain and coastal scenery. The service to Mallaig connects with the CalMac ferry on most days in the summer. First Group operate the services in Scotland, so click here for their website. Car Hire is available in both Kyle and Mallaig.
Where possible we do try to help the environment and encourage visitors to use public transport but Skye and the west coast of Scotland is a remote area and travelling around the countryside is made much easier with the use of a car. We would be happy to advise further information should you need it. Alternatively take a look at Traveline Scotland, a complete web guide for travel to and within Scotland.
Have a safe journey!