Once you get away from the cities the roads are spectacular, generally empty, well signposted and dotted with good places to take a break. For many visitors the relaxed driving experience is an important part of their holiday.
If using your Sat nav, please ensure that you ask it to take you via Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye bridge. If not, it is likely to take you via Mallaig and the ferry crossing over to Armadale, although beautiful, it is the long way round!
From the Skye Bridge take the A87 to Sligachan and then turn left onto the A883, this will bring you into Dunvegan. Look out for the Health Centre on your left and you will find our large white house directly opposite.
Glasgow and Inverness
Edinburgh and Glasgow International Airports are serviced by many airports around the World and the UK. Both cities are good places to begin and end a holiday in Scotland.
The domestic airport at Inverness, Capital of the Highlands and Skye’s nearest city, is serviced by several airports around the UK. Good coach/rail links and car hire make this the perfect place to start your visit to the Highlands and Skye.
The train from Inverness terminates at Kyle of Lochalsh. This is on the mainland side of the famous Skye bridge.
The train from Fort-William terminates at Mallaig where you can then catch the ferry to Armadale.
Both routes are very scenic, some would say worth a trip in their own right.
Local buses are then available.
The main ferry services to Skye run from
Mallaig (mainland) to Armadale,
Lochmaddy (North Uist) to Uig,
and Tarbert (Harris) to Uig.
In the summer a small private car ferry runs from
Glenelg (mainland) to Kylerhea.
There are usually morning/midday/afternoon services each day, each way. A very good way to take in the scenery.
The local buses run from Kyle of Lochalsh (train station) and Armadale (Ferry Port) to Portree and from Portree to Dunvegan (where you can ask to be dropped right outside our house) as well as other places of interest.