What to Do
A holiday at 'Tigh Haraidh' would never be long enough to enjoy the fantastic choice of things to see and do in Skye and the West Highlands. Sleat is ideally located for a huge range of visitor attractions, stunning scenery, deserted beaches or for the more adventurous, maginificent walking and climbing. Add to that the wonderful choice of food and drink, shopping, arts and crafts, culture and wildlife then look no further than our perfect corner of Skye. The list of things to see and do is almost endless and so we have shown a few suggestions below to help you plan a holiday in Sleat, 'the garden of Skye'. We are always delighted to recommend places to eat and drink, and Sleat is fortunate to have a great choice of restaurants, pubs and cafe's, all offering local produce and a great range of local whisky and beers.
Official site of Sleat, perfectly Skye! Includes places to eat and drink
Eilean Donan Castle:
Scotland's most photographed castle at Dornie
The ancient seat of the Clan Macleod in the north of Skye
Official website for Visit Waternish, a lovely peninsula in the north of the island
Local website centred on Blaven the mountain, and some terrific webcams of Skye
The only distillery on Skye, and known throughout the world for it's smooth peaty flavour. Free tasting and distillery tours
Eilean Ban and the Brightwater Centre:
Visitor Centre in Kyleakin and daily tours of Eilean Ban, nestling under the Skye Bridge and once home to the author Gavin Maxwell
Plockton,' jewel of the Highlands', around 6 miles from the Skye Bridge
The Road to the Isles:
Full information on the area from Fort William to Mallaig, including the silver sand beaches at Morar and Arisaig
The Small Isles of Canna, Muck, Rum and Eigg:
Use the CalMac ferry from Mallaig to visit the lovely 'Small Isles'
The village of Applecross is on the Wester Ross coast, reached by the Bealac na Ba road, the highest mountain pass in Britain
Kinloch Lodge Hotel:
World famous hotel and restaurant in the north of Sleat
This is just a small selection of some of the great choice of visitor attractions, restaurants, shopping and scenery within a short distance of the cottage. The West Highland Free Press publish a comprehensive guide to the area 'The Visitor' which is available free of charge at all local tourist attractions, shops and tourist information offices: Click here for the on-line edition.